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April 24, 2014

The experience that I've had, I certainly end up on the receiving end of the bad complications. Over the last three to four years, we've had four or five children, they were neonatal circumcisions, one of whom very nearly died of sepsis, and the rest of them had significant damage to the tip of the penis.

We recently interviewed Professor Kevin Pringle, one of the first medical professionals to criticize the Mayo Clinic's "Circumcision Rates" article. Here is the transcript from the interview.

October 11, 2013

A new study finds that circumcision does not prevent sexually transmitted infections, throwing into question commonly held beliefs about the connection between circumcision and STIs, which researchers say are largely based on extrapolations from studies performed on men in Africa.

(New York, NY) ‒ Researchers performing a clinical study on over 800 African American men found that circumcision does not prevent STIs (sexually transmitted infections). The most important factor was the number of sexual partners.

August 29, 2013

New medical classification codes released by the World Health Organization (WHO) diagnoses foreskin adhesion in newborns as a medical condition, putting all newborns at risk of medically unnecessary circumcision.

New York, NY — New medical classification codes released by the World Health Organization (WHO) diagnoses foreskin adhesion in newborns as a medical condition, putting all newborns at risk of medically unnecessary circumcision.

August 27, 2012

Goldman describes some of the harm of circumcision. "Studies show that circumcision is significantly painful, traumatic, and affects the brain. Some infants do not cry because they go into shock. After circumcision infants change behavior, and there are disruptions in mother-child bonding. Anesthetics, if used, do not eliminate circumcision pain." The effects of circumcision pain were not mentioned in the AAP report.

July 21, 2012

Goldman explains that advocates ignore the significant harm of circumcision. "Most circumcised men, including doctors and researchers, do not know what they are missing. Studies show that circumcision removes up to one-half of the erogenous tissue on the penile shaft. The foreskin protects the head of the penis, enhances sexual pleasure, and facilitates intercourse. Cutting it off removes several kinds of specialized nerves and results in thickening and progressive desensitization, particularly in older men." A survey showed that circumcised men were 4.5 times more likely to use an erectile dysfunction drug. He describes the psychological harm of circumcision in detail in his book.

 

February 15, 2012

The American Academy of Pediatrics is set to issue a revised policy statement and guidelines on infant circumcision that could come out as early as this spring. The current policy guideline on infant circumcision does not recommend routine infant circumcision, and lays claim to the “potential health benefits” of the procedure.

The American Academy of Pediatrics is set to issue a revised policy statement and guidelines on infant circumcision that could come out as early as this spring. The current policy guideline on infant circumcision does not recommend routine infant circumcision, and lays claim to the “potential health benefits” of the procedure. The new wording is expected to be more supportive of the benefits of the procedure, according one doctor who sits on the AAP’s Task Force on Circumcision.

July 17, 2011
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James L. Snyder, M.D., F.A.C.S., Past President of the Virginia Urological Society discusses the controversy around infant circumcision. Conversation recorded in San Francisco, California July 29, 2010.

Warning: Medical photos of circumcision harm.

July 16, 2011

The human rights group Intact America (IA) is exhibiting at the IAS 2011 conference in Rome, Italy, July 17-20, urging policy makers to halt male circumcision rollout, calling the plan exorbitant, dangerous and unethical.

The human rights group Intact America(IA) is exhibiting at the IAS 2011 conference in Rome, Italy, July 17-20, urging policy makers to halt male circumcision rollout, calling the plan exorbitant, dangerous and unethical.

July 14, 2011

(NEW YORK, NY) — James F. Smith, M.D.  is calling on obstetricians and gynecologists to stop performing routine infant circumcision. Dr. Smith argues that infant circumcision belongs in the medical field of pediatrics, and that pediatricians are the ones who should be performing circumcision.

(NEW YORK, NY) — James F. Smith, M.D.  is calling on obstetricians and gynecologists to stop performing routine infant circumcision. Dr. Smith argues that infant circumcision belongs in the medical field of pediatrics, and that pediatricians are the ones who should be performing circumcision.

June 23, 2011

When Russell Crowe apologized for tweeting that “circumcision is barbaric and stupid,” a lot of us were left wondering not only why his opinion on this issue constituted news, but also why he felt the need to apologize. Certainly, he expressed himself without tact, but that’s just Crowe, right?

June 18, 2011

If you have any questions, please call David Wilson at 321-243-0178.

Men's Health Week is celebrated each year as the week leading up to and including Father's Day. Men's health begins at birth. Protect boys and the men they will become from unnecessary genital cutting. Say NO to male circumcision.