Thursday, July 30, 2009

Circumcision part I

If you go to the website there is an interesting video on the home page that uses clips from Penn&Teller. Worth watching no matter where you stand on the issue.

I will write my own thoughts in the future. But this is a good place to find medical thought on the issue.

Welcome to the website of the National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers, founded by healthcare professionals to provide information to expectant parents, healthcare professionals, educators, lawyers, ethicists, and concerned individuals about circumcision and genital cutting of male, female, and intersex infants and children, genital integrity, and human rights.
What you need to know...
No national or international medical association recommends routine circumcision.
Only the USA circumcises the majority of newborn boys without medical or religious reason.
Medicalized circumcision began during the 1800s to prevent masturbation, which was believed to cause disease.
Today's parents are learning that the foreskin is a normal, protective, functioning organ.
Today's parents realize circumcision harms and has unnecessary risks.
Circumcision denies a male's right to genital integrity and choice for his own body.

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