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Circumcision

Circumcision can be a very controversial topic, and emotions tend to run high when discussing whether or not a parent should make this decision for their child.

There seem to be three main camps when it comes to this decision:

1.  Those who feel that a circumcised penis is cleaner, healthier and safer.

2.  Those who circumcise solely for religious reasons.

3.  Those who feel that an intact penis is healthier, safer and/or the decision to have a part of the body altered belongs exclusively to the person whose body it is.

In an effort to aid parents who are trying to decide, the Boys Health Advisory has launched a new website called Circumcision Decision-Maker.  I am passing this along for those of you who would like to do further research before deciding.

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3 Comments

  1. I was circumcised shortly after I was born. I do not like being circumcised and I am restoring my foreskin. I feel that a part of my body was robbed from me. I would have preferred to keep all my bits after I was born.

    • peacefulbeginnings

      Thank you for your input. I appreciate having a man’s point of view!

  2. …………. There is a movement of Jews who are questioning circumcision, and working to end this abuse of children. The movement ranges from the Orthodox to the secular, and includes mothers, fathers, scholars, historians, medical professionals, activists, and intellectuals.

    Jewish Groups for Genital Integrity

    Circumcision: A Jewish Feminist Perspective by Miriam Pollack
    http://www.noharmm.org/pollack.htm

    Jewish Intactivist Miriam Pollack has some great commentary on Foreskin Man in this recent interview.
    http://www.beyondthebris.com/2011/07/defying-convention-interview-with_27.html

    Jews Speak Out in Favor of Banning Circumcision on Minors
    http://intactnews.org/node/103/1311885181/jews-speak-out-favor-banning-circumcision-minors

    * Brit Shalom Celebrants by Mark D. Reiss, M.D. http://www.circumstitions.com/Jewish-shalom.html

    * Questioning Circumcision: A Jewish Perspective by Ron Goldman, Ph.D. http://www.jewishcircumcision.org

    * The Current Judaic Movement to End Circumcision: Part 1
    http://intactnews.org/node/105/1311886372/jewish-voices-current-judaic-movement-end-circumcision-part-1 …………

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