I don't need research to prove that my son has the right to keep his whole healthy body. Tonsilectomy appendectomy tooth extraction why is amputation of the prepuce the only thing that human beings think of as justifiable prophylaxis? What will happen if he ends up in a nursing home and can't clean himself? Removing part of your son's body at birth because he might end up in a nursing home with incompetent caregivers is not the solution to future hygiene concerns. Repeated infections among elderly males do not indicate a foreskin problem; the indicate a caregiver problem. Demand education, not amputation. Are we so arrogant as to think we can improve nature. Everyone I know circumcised their sons, and all the men I know are glad they are cut! According to statiticians, your research is invalid and extremely biased. The clusters of people you interviewed are considered repicas of you and cannot be categorized as random. If a scientific study is not randomized, it cannot be considered representative of the general population. Their answers do not justify your decision. Circumcision was not common in America until the late 1940s when neonatal cirumcision rates readhed 50% after rapidly increasing since the 1930s. Prior to the early 1900s, circumcision was nearly unheard of outside of Jewish and Muslim families. Baby's great grandfather. Baby's father. Baby boy. Circumcision rates have been on the decline since the 1970s. With the exception of the past few generations, keeping baby boys intact is now and has always been the norm. My sister's brother-in-law had a cousin whose grandfather needed a circumcision later in life. According to international research published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, over 99% of intact males will live their lives without the need for a medical circumcision. Routine infant circumcision Why is the most invasive treatment used when no disease is present question infant genital cutting Healthy tissue irritation infection cancerous or necrotic tissue condition nothing ointment antifungals antibiotics amputation treatment surgical removal medical conditions and their commonly prescribed treatments Babycenter babycentre United states united kingdom england great britain BRAIN What are the benefits of the surgery? There are no substantial benefits. What are the risks of the surgery? Numerous risks and complications. What are the alternatives to the surgery? The simple alternative is not to cut. What are your instincts about the surgery? Your instincts are to protect your child. What will happen if you do nothing? If you do nothing, your son will be happy, healthy, and whole. Forced infant circumcision? Use your brain! If he can learn to clean all these parts, then he can learn to clean his penis. foot toenails scrotum leg butt fingernails belly button arm back chest arm armpit face ear mouth shoulder neck teeth nose hair Circumcision is a parenting choice, just like breastfeeding! Feeding Cutting off part of a healthy organ doesn't make sense. The doctor wanted to cut off part of my what? opinion noun a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge. fact a thing that is indisputably the case. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions. No one is entitled to their own facts. The risks of circumcision and the benefits of being intact are well-documented facts. You're obsessed with baby penis. I am hanuted by knowing the pain he will suffer. I am disgusted over the complications he may endure. I am worried about his health. I am bothered by your disregard for his human rights. I am broken-hearted about what he will permanently lose. I am troubled by your lack of research. Global statistics from the world health organization 70% intact (not circumcised) 30% circumcised muslims Americans jews and others Male genital cutting is not the norm. Out of 100 Circumcised boys out of 100 intact boys Prepuce: 1. The fold of skin that ocvers the head of the penis; foreskin, 2. a similar covering of the clitoris Male and femal circumcision are the same thing: removal of the prepuce removal of the prepuce is the most common form of female circumcision. This is the part you can customize to fit your personal preferences. A baby's genitals should not be customized to fit a parent's personal preference. Rethink circumcision. 900 the number of baby boys whose foreskins would need to be removed to prevent 1 case of penile cancer in the united states Finland a northern european nation that is bordered by sweden to the west, norway to the north and russia to the east Circumcision rate after birth 0% Adult circumcision rate 0.006% that's 1 man in 16,667 Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another's world. It requires profound purpose larger than the self kind of understanding. Bill Bullard Her mom and sisters are blonde, so we started bleaching her hair. We didn't want her to feel badly about being different. Sounds silly, doesn't it? If you wouldn't use temporary modifications on your child to make them match their family, why would you use permanent ones? He doesn't need his penis cut to fit in. Myth fact I can't believe they still do that to girls in africa. I can't believe they still do that to boys in america. Americans view female genital cutting in other countries the same way people in other countries view male genital cutting in America. Comdoms not cutting. Custom circumcision options high and tight low and tight hight and loose low and loose frenulum removed none of the above should be decided by anyone except the owner of the penis There is only one right answer to the circumcision decision. If you believe your son is capable of travleing the world composing a symphony working on wall street playing major league sports Shouldn't you also believe he is capable of cleaning his genitals? Prepuce: 1. the fold of skin that covers the head of the penis; foreskin 2. a similar covering of the clitoris Q: Which prepuce should be removed at birth? A: It depends what country you live in. Healthy body part plus amputation equals ? Circumcision does not add up. Infant circumcision vs. adult circumcision Infant circumcision versus adult circumcision Sure, I'll go dig up citations for yout o support the logical statement that baby boys do not require surger to fix their natural genitals. While I'm at it, would you like me to find peer reviewed studies on any other body parts before you decide whether children should be allowed to keep them? Foreskin is not a mistake. Let your baby keep his.