Often performed without anesthesia this procedure does HURT!
Circumcision does not prevent one from attracting STD's or HIV as behavioral factors are far more important.
Circumcision does not prevent cancer of the penis.
Causes a decrease in sensitivity as most of the nerve endings are contained within the foreskin.
Circumcision is purely cosmetic which is why no National Medical Organization recommends circumcision.
Both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association states the benefits are not
sufficient enough to recommend routine neonatal circumcision.
The Canadian Pediatric Society states: "Circumcision of newborns should not be routinely performed."
Circumcision will not prevent Urinary Track Infections (U.T.I.)
Circumcision rates have fallen between 50 - 70% while some parts of the country such as the west coast are as low as 33%.
85% of all men in the world are intact.
A circumcised penis tends to be smaller as the taunt skin does not allow for growth.
Everyone's body is different so why should we try and make the child's penis look like the fathers?
Is amputation really necessary when Soap and water are adequate to keep any body part clean?
Circumcision causes chaffing and dryness during intercourse.
Complications from circumcision includes scarring, adhesions, skin bridges, skin tags, Meatal Stenosis and Pyronies (curvature of
the penis) not to mention that some infants have had their penis amputated.
The practice of circumcision is fear-based and excuses for circumcision always have been consistent with the disease of the day.
Shouldn't the child have the right to decide?
Having a baby is an exciting time but many parents are confused when having to decide on whether they should have their son
circumcised. Typically the parental decision is primarily based on being similar to the father without taking into consideration what the
child (who will later become a man) might want and the purpose of the foreskin.
1) It protects the glans (head) of the penis keeping the urinary track sterile.
2) The foreskin plays an important part during sexual intimacy, acting as a natural lubricant through its unique "rolling" motion thus
providing women improved sensation and comfort while preventing vaginal dryness and chafing.
3) The foreskin is the most sexually sensitive and pleasurable part of the penis. It’s the loss of this highly erogenous tissue that cause
many men circumcised as adults to report a significant loss of sensitivity.
Besides looks many parents often believe that having their son circumcised will make it easier to clean and lower his risk of urinary track
infections. This however is not true as it does not take any more effort to clean a penis with or without a foreskin. Often parents are
misinformed and are told to pull back the skin during bathing, but this can be very painful as the skin is attached to the glans like a finger
nail to a finger and comes apart on its own typically by age 5. Although circumcision may slightly lower the chances of your son from
getting a urinary track infection having your son circumcised does not guarantee he still will not get them. Urinary track infections are
very common among girls and we do not amputate to treat them but instead use antibiotics. Could boys not be treated with antibiotics too?
As parents it is our responsibility to educate ourselves before making such a decision in which the child may later resent our decision as he
was not given the choice.
Steep Drop Seen in Circumcisions in U.S. - presentation by a federal health researcher at the
International AIDS Conference in Vienna suggested that the rate had fallen precipitously to fewer than half of all boys
born in conventional hospitals from 2006 to 2009, from about two-thirds through the 1980s and ’90s. .... read more >>
New Study Finds Circumcision Removes Most Sensitive Penis Parts - Studies have found
that there are five sensitive areas to a male penis. Ultimately, researchers aim to discover how circumcision affects what
a man feels. Circumcision involves the removal of skin...read more >>
Study: Circumcision Decreases Sensitivity (Fox News)- At a time when fewer parents are opting to
have their newborn sons circumcised, a new study has come along that shows that removal of the foreskin may also
remove the five most sensitive areas of the penis... read more >>
In Last Four Decades, Circumcision Has Lost Popularity in United States - Amanda Mann
represents a growing segment of the American populace, parents who have turned against the previously routine
practice of having their sons circumcised in their first days of life.... read more >>
Eight Physicians Tell Their Stories - it's a social custom that is not really done for medical reasons. The
doctors will say it is because the parents wanted it done while the parents will say the doctor did it. The collusion
continues because doctors won't tell the parents that they refuse to perform a procedure that is not medically
necessary... see video >>
Circumcision losing favor with U.S. Parents - McIlvaine is part of a growing trend away from male
circumcision. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the circumcision rate in the United States
dropped to 55.9 percent in 2003 -- an all-time postwar low. In the early '60s, it peaked at 90 percent.... read more >>
Circumcision: Health-conscious procedure or unnecessary sexual amputation? - Yet
of everything a new parent needs to consider circumcision is notably absent or glossed over in a few sentences that
basically say talk to your doctor. But rarely—if ever—does a doctor ask a parent, "Do you want to lessen your son's
penile sensitivity and erotic enjoyment?"... read more >>
Atlanta lawyer wins $11 million lawsuit for family in botched circumcision - The
judgment handed down Friday in New York involves an Atlanta lawyer who has been crusading against circumcision
as a dangerous and unnecessary practice....read more >>
Public Service Announcement
narrated by Dr. Dean Edell
American Academy of Pediatrics
(AAP) 1999 announcement
parents should wait
until he is old enough
to make his own
decision read more...
Largest-ever drop in the circumcision rate: from
56% to 33% over the last four years, according to
a report released at the recent 18th International
AIDS Conference in Vienna - July 2010