infection and disease

Let’s be honest here: you could link any non-essential body part to infection and disease and make a seemingly valid argument for routine amputation at birth.

It’s just that the male foreskin is the only part that American science has actually researched and sought justification for excising in infancy,* despite the fact that several other non-essential body parts have just as much, if not more, potential for

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infection and disease

Let’s be honest here: you could link any non-essential body part to infection and disease and make a seemingly valid argument for routine amputation at birth.

It’s just that the male foreskin is the only part that American science has actually researched and sought justification for excising in infancy,* despite the fact that several other non-essential body parts have just as much, if not more, potential for

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Circumcision ruins the glans (NSFW)

Parents who circumcised their sons better hope they never find out what a normal penis looks like.  Who wouldn’t want a deeply-colored, smooth, silky glans penis, especially when compared with a dried-out circumcised penis head with a scar on the

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A_high_resolution_collage_of_glans_penis

Circumcision ruins the glans (NSFW)

Parents who circumcised their sons better hope they never find out what a normal penis looks like.  Who wouldn’t want a deeply-colored, smooth, silky glans penis, especially when compared with a dried-out circumcised penis head with a scar on the

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male vs female

“There’s no comparison between male and female circumcision.” Seriously?

Excising a boy’s healthy foreskin is just as wrong as excising a girl’s healthy labia.  Both are mutilation, and both should be illegal. Boys are circumcised in the exact same barbaric conditions that girls are.  EVERY culture that circumcises girls

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male vs female

“There’s no comparison between male and female circumcision.” Seriously?

Excising a boy’s healthy foreskin is just as wrong as excising a girl’s healthy labia.  Both are mutilation, and both should be illegal. Boys are circumcised in the exact same barbaric conditions that girls are.  EVERY culture that circumcises girls

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equal protection

Equal Protection

If baby girls are protected from unnecessary genital cutting apart from any inquiry into health benefits, why shouldn’t baby boys? Many people distinguish between male genital cutting and female genital cutting by stating, “Well, male circumcision has health benefits!”  This

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equal protection

Equal Protection

If baby girls are protected from unnecessary genital cutting apart from any inquiry into health benefits, why shouldn’t baby boys? Many people distinguish between male genital cutting and female genital cutting by stating, “Well, male circumcision has health benefits!”  This

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genevieve stuber

Conversation with Dr. Genevieve Johnson Stuber, DO, of Clinton Family Health Center, 293 Upper Falls Blvd, Rochester, NY 14605

Would those advocates of male circumcision for reduction in infection rates be open to studying female genital cutting for reduction in infection rates, especially considering that the female genitalia are in general more prone to infection? That was the question

genevieve stuber

Conversation with Dr. Genevieve Johnson Stuber, DO, of Clinton Family Health Center, 293 Upper Falls Blvd, Rochester, NY 14605

Would those advocates of male circumcision for reduction in infection rates be open to studying female genital cutting for reduction in infection rates, especially considering that the female genitalia are in general more prone to infection? That was the question

labiaplasty

Labiaplasty

I read an article the other day about a woman who choose labiaplasty in her 20s and was very satisfied with the results.  Good for her.  And good for men who choose circumcision in their 20s and are very satisfied

labiaplasty

Labiaplasty

I read an article the other day about a woman who choose labiaplasty in her 20s and was very satisfied with the results.  Good for her.  And good for men who choose circumcision in their 20s and are very satisfied

Male and Female Restroom Symbols

Pretty much every lame gripe about uncircumcised men can also be made about uncircumcised women.

Think about it.  If you believe that circumcising perfectly healthy little boys is a valid medical procedure due to your concern that the fold of skin on their genitalia has the potential to become a cesspool of odor and disease, then I

Male and Female Restroom Symbols

Pretty much every lame gripe about uncircumcised men can also be made about uncircumcised women.

Think about it.  If you believe that circumcising perfectly healthy little boys is a valid medical procedure due to your concern that the fold of skin on their genitalia has the potential to become a cesspool of odor and disease, then I

Toothless

Ignorance, Not Anatomy

Imagine, if you would, a people known as the Dendenpow.  The Dendenpow people, for as long as they can remember, have been knocking their children’s permanent teeth out as soon as they grow in.  Sure, it hurts, but everybody goes through it

Toothless

Ignorance, Not Anatomy

Imagine, if you would, a people known as the Dendenpow.  The Dendenpow people, for as long as they can remember, have been knocking their children’s permanent teeth out as soon as they grow in.  Sure, it hurts, but everybody goes through it

social media

Circumcision Controversy

The purpose of this post, which I will continually update, is to keep record of discussions I have online about circumcision.  Each discussion will be number (1, 2, etc.).  Within each numbered discussion, the forum will be at the top

social media

Circumcision Controversy

The purpose of this post, which I will continually update, is to keep record of discussions I have online about circumcision.  Each discussion will be number (1, 2, etc.).  Within each numbered discussion, the forum will be at the top

circumcision

My Body, My Choice vs. My Child, My Choice

To every parent who says, “He’s my child, and I can cut a part of his genitals off if I want to!”, I say this: Parents do not have a right to do whatever they want to their child, especially when

circumcision

My Body, My Choice vs. My Child, My Choice

To every parent who says, “He’s my child, and I can cut a part of his genitals off if I want to!”, I say this: Parents do not have a right to do whatever they want to their child, especially when