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|American On Board Portland Oregonian, 1998|
|Anatomy of the Penis and Mechanics of Intercourse (anatomical and physiological illustrations)|
|Are Baby Boys Entitled to the Same Protection as Baby Girls Regarding Genital Mutilation? Zenas Baer, J.D.|
|Babies Remember Pain David Chamberlain, Ph.D., Pre- & Perinatal Psychology Journal, 1989|
|Banished Knowledge: Facing Childhood Injuries Alice Miller, 1990|
|Being Rational About Circumcision and Jewish Observance Moshe Rothenberg M.E.N., 1989|
|Body image surveys examine men's (dis)satisfaction with circumcision 1989, 1992, 1996|
|Circumcised Boys May Sue Health Law Update (Australia), 1996|
|Circumcision Cuts Penis Sensitivity BJU International 2007|
|Circumcision: A Jewish Feminist Perspective Miriam Pollack, 1995|
|Circumcision-Another Look George K. Hughes, M.D. Ohio Medicine, 1990|
|Circumcision in America Debra S. Ollivier, Salon, 1998|
|Circumcised Boys are Prone to Penis Problems, Study Shows Sex & Health, 1998|
|Circumcised Men Want it All Back Louanne Cole, Sexologist, San Francisco Examiner, 1997|
|Circumcision and the Christian Parent Rosemary Romberg, 1987|
|Circumcision Choices (Jewish) Julia Bertschinger, Midwifery Today, 1991|
|Circumcision Didn't Do Me Any Harm excerpt from Your Baby & Child, 1997|
|Circumcision no longer automatic in Jewish households Grand Rapids Press, 1998|
|Circumcision: Male-Effects Upon Human Sexuality (color-coded photos of male genital anatomy and functions) Marilyn F. Milos, R.N. and Donna Macris, C.N.M. Human Sexuality: An Encyclopedia, 1994|
|Circumcision: Medical or Human Rights Issue? Marilyn Milos, R.N. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery 1992|
|Circumcision Reversal Gains in Popularity The New Mexican, 1996|
|Classical Fathering vs. the Judeo-Christian Model Frederick Hodges|
|Common Denominators Between Male and Female "Circumcision"|
|Daddy, Why is Your Penis Different from Mine? Dick Gilkeson Mentor, 1992|
|Deconstructing Circumcision Jon Delano Pittsburgh Post Gazette, 1999|
|Did Circumcision Ruin Your Sex Life?-Separated at Birth Men's Health July/August 1998|
|Does Circumcision Cause Sexual Numbness for Middle-Aged Men? William Douglass, M.D. Second Opinion, 1995|
|Easy Questions/Hard Answers: Circumcision in American Society Anne Briggs, 1985|
|Expression of Outrage over Circumcision Philadelphia Inquirer, 1994|
|The First Cut A.J. Jacobs M Magazine, 1992|
|The Foreskin is Necessary (foreskin functions and harm of circumcision) Paul Fleiss, M.D. Mothering 1997|
|Genital Pain vs. Genital Pleasure: Why the One and Not the Other? James Prescott, Ph.D. Truth Seeker 1989|
|How to Identify Circumcision Damage in the Adult Male|
|How is Female Circumcision Trivialized? The Same Way as Male Circumcision|
|Husband and Wife Raising Intact Sons from AOL discussion group, 1997|
|Infant Circumcision is Not in the Best Interests of the Health and Rights of the Child|
|Involuntary Circumcision: The Legal Issues British Journal of Urology, 1999|
|Is Circumcision Correct for Newborn Boys? Louanne Cole, Sexologist, San Francisco Examiner, 1993|
|Kinder, More Genital Nation Frederic Hayward Spectator, 1993|
|Long-Term Consequences of Neonatal Circumcision Tim Hammond Sexual Mutilations: A Human Tragedy 1997|
|Looking Like Daddy? To What Extent?|
|Looking Like Mommy? Labiaplasty Dilemma. Globe & Mail, 1998|
|Male Circumcision: A Gender Perspective Joseph Zoske Journal of Men's Studies, 1998 (lengthy but excellent)|
|Male Circumcision as a Feminist Issue Rosemary Romberg|
|Male circumcision is a feminist issue too Pamela Bone Melbourne Age, 1994|
|Male Genital Mutilation (Circumcision) A Feminist Study of a Muted Gender Issue (Post masters Fellowship Research by Seham Abd el Salam - Cairo, Egypt - June, 1999)|
|Men's Oppression: Being Rational about Circumcision and Jewish Observance Moshe Rothenberg M.E.N., 1989|
|A Mother Questions Brit Milah Nelly Karsenty Humanistic Judaism, 1988|
|A Non-Traditional "Circumcision" Ceremony Paula Hills Mothering 1987|
|Normal development of the prepuce and the importance of smegma|
|The Normal Foreskin in the Young Child P. Catzel Medical Journal of South Africa, 1982|
|Part of Us is Missing: The Ritual Mutilation of Male Children Zardoz The Green Man, 1995|
|Powerful Taboo Mark Baldridge Daily Nebraskan, 1995|
|The prepuce: specialized mucosa of the penis and its loss to circumcision. John P Taylor, M.D. British Medical Journal 1996 (highlights: circumcision removes 50% or more of the penile skin, more than most parents envisage; the foreskin constitutes a specialized sensory component of the penis, providing a large and important platform for several nerves and nerve endings; articles on circumcision consistently fail to discuss the foreskin as a tissue worthy of preservation in its own right.)|
|Reclaiming Their Birthright ABCNews.com, 1998 [If unavailable, go to: http://www.noharmm.org/reclaim.htm]|
|Rethinking a Custom Sara Joan Lowen U.S. News & World Report, 1998|
|The Right to Our Own Bodies Frederick Hodges and Jerry Warner, M.E.N., 1995|
||Secret Penis (one intact man's honest, informative and elegantly simple site with photos/small videos; esp. useful to parents, teens)|
|Similarities in Male & Female Genital Anatomy Thomas Ritter, M.D. Say No to Circumcision 1996|
|The Universality of Incest Journal of Psychohistory, 1991. Article concludes with discussion of female and male circumcision customs.|
|The Unkindest Cut John Breeding MAN!, 1991|
|Why Does Infant Circumcision Persist in North America?|
|Prior to hospital admission, purchase the "No
T-shirt for your child. Two sizes: Small (newborn to16 pounds:
for his post-partum stay in the hospital), and Large (27-32
pounds: to protect him from circumcision or forcible retraction
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Books (check our Online Bookstore for general childbirth/parenting titles)
Circumcision: The Hidden Trauma Ron Goldman, Ph.D. (1997) [ordering information]
Circumcision Exposed: Rethinking a Medical and Cultural Tradition Billy Ray Boyd (1998)
The Male Herbal: Health Care for Men & Boys James Green (1991) [excerpt /ordering info.]
Say No to Circumcision! Forty Compelling Reasons Why You Should Respect His Birthright and Keep Your Son Whole. Thomas J. Ritter, M.D. (1996) [ordering information]
Questioning Circumcision: A Jewish Perspective Ron Goldman, Ph.D. [ordering information]
A wider variety of books is available in the NOHARMM Online Bookstore.
|An Appeal to New Fathers Rosemary Romberg|
|Answers to Your Questions About Infant Circumcision NOCIRC|
|Answers to Your Questions About Your Young Son's Circumcised Penis NOCIRC|
|Answers to Your Questions About Your Young Sons Intact Penis NOCIRC|
|Infant Male Circumcision is Not in the Best Interests of Health and Rights of the Child A Circumcision Fact Sheet|
|Instruments Used by the Circumcision Industry|
|Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative Coalition for Improving Maternity Services, 1996|
|Non-Circumcision Notification Form|
|Not a "Snip," But 15 Square Inches|
|What Are Men Saying About Infant Circumcision?|
|The Whole News An Information Sheet for Intact Boys and their Parents|
|Respuesta a tus Preguntas Sobre la Circuncisión Infantil NOCIRC|
|Respuesta a tus Preguntas Acerca Del Pene Intacto de tu Niño NOCIRC|
| Whose Body, Whose Rights?
Dillonwood Productions (1995)
This provocative documentary explores the growing debate over routine male circumcision in America, showing that the practice has only the flimsiest medical rationale and is primarily a repressive social custom based on medical and cultural myths.
"This film focuses squarely and necessarily on the question:
|It's a Boy!
Victor Schonfeld (1995) [review/ordering
Many Jews accept without question the ritual circumcision of their sons. In this disturbing and powerful film, made by a Jewish journalist, director and concerned parent, the realities of the procedure and its potential after effects are revealed.
"It should be seen by everyone" Jewish Chronicle "Controversial & powerful film" Sunday Times/London
The Nurses of St. Vincent: Saying No to Circumcision (1994)
Interviews with nurses conscientiously opposed to participation in non-medically indicated circumcision
of male newborns. Fireball Films. VHS. 30 minutes. $29. NOCIRC, POB 2512, San Anselmo, CA 94979.
Facing Circumcision: Eight Physicians Tell Their Stories
and reveal the ethical dilemmas of physicians who circumcise newborns (1998)
Seven family practice physicians and one emergency room physician in Santa Fe, New Mexico struggle
with their consciences as they examine the ethical and human rights issues of infant circumcision. Three
of the physicians tell why they stopped circumcising. The rest tell why they continue to circumcise or to
advocate circumcision and discuss what considerations might lead them to change their minds.
For every parent considering circumcision of their newborn, every physician who circumcises
and every medical student.
"The film is well...the most convincing thing I've seen yet. The doctors are amazingly articulate. I have always said, we must let them tell their truth. Surely this work was divinely inspired."
Jody McLaughlin, Editor, The Compleat Mother Magazine
"Doctors communicating frankly and openly about the practice of circumcision. A compelling video. It should be viewed by all potential parents and medical care personnel."
Dean Edell, MD, Medical Journalist
20 min. NTSC (U.S.) VHS format only. $34.95 plus $6.55 postage/handling (certified/return receipt mail).
Circumcision? Intact Facts (1998)
Especially designed for childbirth education and parenting classes, this short but fascinating video (derived from
the hour-long program Whose Body, Whose Rights?) espouses the views of those who feel circumcision is
genital mutilation and a choice best left to the individual boy when he's grown.
This comprehensive video is for those who want to present the arguments against circumcision.
Actual circumcision surgery is shown.
Viewers will learn about history and medical ethics, changing religious attitudes, legal issues, foreskin functions,
and consequences of circumcision.
18 min./VHS Order #AP408 $44.95
Order from: InJoy Videos Tel: 800-326-2082 Fax: 303-449-8788 E-mail: InJoyVideo@aol.com
They Cut Babies, Don't They?
one man's struggle against circumcision Nigel Hunt (1998)
A moving 30-minute documentary profiling one man who revisits the damage done to his own
body by circumcision and who emerges to protest the pain caused to countless babies worldwide.
Order from: Tim Sally 3801 Market St., Suite 2 San Francisco, CA 94131 review/ordering information
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