The AAP: When Ethics and Profits Collide. Medical Claims. The first intensive exploration of the unrecognized psychological and social aspects of this increasingly controversial American cultural practice.
Endorsed by dozens of professionals in psychology, psychiatry, child development, pediatrics, obstetrics, childbirth education, sociology and anthropology. "What's done to children, they will do to society. " Karl Menninger, psychiatrist "Parents do not know what they are choosing, and physicians do not feel what they are doing. " Ronald Goldman, Ph.D., author.
Cultural and Medical Bias. Circumcision was more often supported by doctors who were circumcised.
Because the United States circumcises a majority of its male infants, circumcision is an American cultural value and is accepted as “normal.” Cultural bias on this issue may be more obvious when considering the practice of female circumcision in Africa. Ob/gyn fees.
The Quotes. Foreskins For Sale. "Parents should be wary of anyone who tries to retract their child's foreskin, and especially wary of anyone who wants to cut it off.
Human foreskins are in great demand for any number of commercial enterprises, and the marketing of purloined baby foreskins is a multimillion-dollar-a-year industry. " Where Is My Foreskin? The Case Against Circumcision Paul M. Fleiss, MD Mothering (The Magazine Of Natural Family Living) Winter 1997, page 39. Doctors' Circumcision Recommendations Influenced By Personal Factors, Study Finds. A study published in the Journal of Men's Health has found that primary care physicians are most significantly influenced by their own circumcision status in their recommendations for routine infant circumcision.
The circumcision status of their sons was also found to be significant. The study was conducted by Andries J. Muller, who sent out a questionnaire to a cohort of medical practitioners in Saskatchewan, Canada. All respondents were included in the analysis. The study found three main factors stated by participants as influencing their personal opinions: medical evidence (for or against), self/partner's circumcision status, and religious beliefs. The study also identified nine circumcised men who wished they were intact, versus five intact men who wished they were circumcised. The Compulsion to Repeat the Trauma. During the formative years of contemporary psychiatry much attention was paid to the continuing role of past traumatic experiences on the current lives of people.
Charcot, Janet, and Freud all noted that fragmented memories of traumatic events dominated the mental life of many of their patient and built their theories about the nature and treatment of psychopathology on this recognition. Janet75 thought that traumatic memories of traumatic events persist as unassimilated fixed ideas that act as foci for the development of alternate states of consciousness, including dissociative phenomena, such as fugue states, amnesias, and chronic states of helplessness and depression. Unbidden memories of the trauma may return as physical sensations, horrific images or nightmares, behavioral reenactments, or a combination of these. Janet showed how traumatized individuals become fixated on the trauma: difficulties in assimilating subsequent experiences as well. Harm to Others Self-destructiveness.
The Circumcision Blame Game. In all my years as an intactivist (I've been against circumcision since I was about 16, I'm 31 now), I often come across the dilemma of who is responsible for the circumcision of children in America.
Who's fault is it if you are circumcised and not happy with it? Who should you blame? Before going on, I'd like to introduce the above image. It was uploaded to Facebook by one Jonathon Conte, who is a pro-active intactivist in the San Francisco area, and belongs to the local group Bay Area Intactivists. The Quotes/Non-Religious Beginnings. [If you do not see a blue menu bar on the right, click here.
You are at "History: Non-Religious Beginnings & Old Medical Quotes".] Circumcision began non-religiously as an attempt to cure masturbation, along with the innumerable ills which this was thought to cause. In the Victorian Era, both purity of the body and purity of the mind were the social ideal. Many of the early medical quotes on this subject revolve around punishment for masturbation or any non-reproductive sexual intercourse. International Circumcision Information Reference Centre (ICIRC) A Short History of Circumcision in the Physicians' Own Words.
A Short History of Circumcision in North America: In the Physicians' Own Words The following quotes, culled from the medical literature, in the physicians' own words, allow us to trace the history of the medical profession's view of circumcision with great accuracy.
Since the circumcision problem has always been greater in the United States, the estimated figures for the circumcision rate in urban centers are given for that country only and serve to illustrate the effect that debate in the medical literature can have on the general population. 1860: .001% of the North Eastern urban American male population circumcised In cases of masturbation we must, I believe, break the habit by inducing such a condition of the parts as will cause too much local suffering to allow of the practice being continued. [Athol A.W. 1871: 1% of the North Eastern urban American male population circumcised [M.J. 1887: 10% of the North Eastern urban American male population circumcised.
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No blood. No sutures. No sterile settings. In 2007, the World Health Organization and UNAIDS proved that circumcised men reduce their risk of HIV Infection by approximately 60% in high risk areas such as Sub-Saharan Africa. The Circ MedTech team developed the patent pending PrePex device to achieve rapid scale-up of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) in resource limited settings, prevalent in Sub-Saharan Africa. The guiding principle of the company is to offer safe, simple, scalable and cost effective adult male circumcision programs that can be implemented by minimally skilled healthcare workers. The PrePex device is FDA cleared and certified CE Mark Class IIa and is manufactured using USP Class VI biocompatible elastomeric materials compliant to ISO_13485 Medical Devices (Quality Management systems) and FDA, 21 CFR177. 2600. With PrePex, no masks and no operating room, so patients are less intimidated.
The Doctor and Darren- Having Terry Circumcised. The Doctor and Darren I’m thirty-four and I’ve been a G.P. for seven years.
I started off in the Army Medical Corps after I finished my training at one of the bigger teaching hospitals. The Army really isn’t my kind of life, and I only did a couple of years, but there’s one thing to be said for it. If you enjoy performing circumcisions, you get your chance to keep in practice there. There’s always someone being posted to the tropics, or having some little problem with a tight foreskin, and I often found it quite surprisingly easy to persuade them that what they needed was that little bit of skin removed by my own highly skilled hand. I think that’s where I developed a taste for the whole idea. Terry circumcision by a stranger. I do circumcise babies, of course, from time to. Historical Medical Quotes on Circumcision. Male circumcision controversy. Circumcision has always been a controversial, and on a world scale, a minority practice. Main Page - CircLeaks. Vernon Quaintance is a circumcision promoter—connected to doctors and Wikipedia editors—who was arrested after caught with child porn.
It is alleged that he also molested an 11yo boy. Quaintance is a Circumfetishist who experiences erotic stimulation by watching circumcisions, and trades videos and stories about it with others. The Gilgal Society, run by photographer Vernon Quaintance, publishes circ propaganda, fetish stories and other materials. They have doctors and researchers among their members. Gilgal is Hebrew for "hill of foreskins. " Brian Morris is an Australian professor who's never heard a circumcision argument he didn't like.
Jake Waskett is a member of Circlist who's made almost 14,000 edits at Wikipedia to show a pro-circumcision bias. Circ campaigner caught with child porn. Circumcision Images. Circumcision Fetish. [If you do not see a blue menu bar on the right, click here. You are at "They Do WHAT?!? ".] Misinformation and it's perpetuation. Pretty much everything you are saying is true. When I first became involved in this issue on-line a few years ago, it was really obvious what they were. They were very upfront about it and some of the things you read on their sites was really sickening.