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     INFORMATIVE VIDEOS: 
    
Facing Circumcision  Eight Physicians Tell Their Stories
     Restoration in Focus  
Instructional Video for Foreskin Restoration
     They Cut Babies, Don't They?  
One Man's Struggle Against Circumcision
     Whose Body, Whose Rights?   Award-winning documentary seen on PBS!

THE BOOK THAT EXPOSES IT ALL: 
    
Circumcision Exposed
Rethinking a Medical and
Cultural Tradition

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Common Denominators between
Male & Female "Circumcision"
see also types of male/female genital mutilation

M A L E

F E M A L E

 

Yes

 

Is the practice rooted in ancient blood ritual?

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Was it initially adopted to suppress or control sexuality?
(Circumcision of U.S. males began when it was adopted from England
in the late 1800s to "prevent" masturbation.)

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Did (Is) the practice become (becoming) "medicalized?"

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Do cultures use hygiene, medicine, religion or tradition to justify it?

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Is it done without anesthesia, and is it painful and traumatic to the child?

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Does it carry long-term physical, sexual, emotional or psychological effects?

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Does it diminish sexual sensitivity?

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Does it abuse or mutilate the child's body?

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Is it forced upon the child without his/her consent?

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Is it a violation of a person's fundamental human right to his/her own body?

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Do the victims learn to accept it as "normal" or defend the practice?

 

Yes

 

NO

 

DO AMERICANS WIDELY CONDEMN IT?

 

YES

WHY?


F A C T S

[for anatomical clarification and references, visit Question 8 of our FAQ]

    The prepuce (foreskin) is a natural protective covering for the glans (head) of the penis and is the most erogenous tissue of the penis, containing over 240 feet of nerves and over 1,000 nerve endings.

    Average adult foreskin consists of 1-1/2 inches of outer skin and 1-1/2 inches of inner mucosal lining and is 5 inches in circumference (erect). Infant circumcision ultimately destroys what would become 15 square inches of erogenous tissue, or approximately 50% of the adult penile shaft skin and its nervous system.

    The naturally adherent, non-retractile infant foreskin is torn from the glans before circumcision. We now know infants DO feel pain. They rarely receive anesthesia and/or post-operative pain management.

    85% of the world's males are intact with few foreskin problems. America is the only developed nation left in the world still circumcising most (60%) of its newborn males for non-religious reasons.

    Every day in the United States, over 3,300 baby boys are circumcised, more than 1.25 million infants annually, at an annual cost to parents and health insurers exceeding $200 million.

    American medicine has failed to prove unequivocally and conclusively that circumcision carries any significant medical advantage over the intact state for the majority of males or their partners. It has also never researched the long-term physical, sexual, emotional or psychological consequences to men of infant circumcision.

    Long-term harm includes: skin tags, skin bridges, prominent scars, tight/painful erections, bleeding during sex, bowing/curvature, loss of sensitivity, excessive/painful stimulation needed to orgasm, sexual dysfunction, anger, resentment, feelings of parental betrayal, mutilation/human rights violated, not feeling whole or natural, inferiority to intact males, low self-esteem, addictions or dependencies, etc.

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