Your Whole Baby's mission is to gently present information to expecting parents to help them make informed decisions regarding infant circumcision, while also providing resources for intact penis care. We have developed several helpful handouts for use by professionals who work with expectant families.
We understand that not all doulas want to take a strong stand against circumcision. At the same time, we recognize that parents who choose to leave their sons intact need proper intact care information. Therefore, we have created a variety of free, printable “Proper Intact Penis Care” handouts for you to choose from. These handouts are meant to be shared with your clients to ensure that new parents who keep their sons intact will know that forced retraction (i.e. pulling back the foreskin to clean or for any other reason) causes injury and can lead to infection and development of scar tissue. No major medical organization in the world recommends routine infant circumcision. As rates continue to drop, we need to make sure that parents have proper intact care information.
Handouts on Intact Penis Care & Risks of Circumcision
Just For Doulas
From Our Board Member
Dr. Ryan McAllister is on the research faculty at Georgetown University in bio-physics. He is the coordinator of NotJustSkin.org. You may know Ryan through his videos, "Circumcision: an Elephant in the Hospital" and "UnBreaking Birth". He facilitates workshops on communication, relationships, and parenting, and is an adoptive parent of an adult child with profound developmental differences.
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