Intactivism: Week in Review September 4, 2010
Say no to circumcision - support intactivism. The following list includes blogs, articles, and websites of interest to Intactivists that were published in the past week. This is a running tally of the ones I found interesting.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Mothering: To Not Circumcise or to Not Circumcise; There is No Question
A comprehensive list of reasons supporting genital integrity, that is, leaving infant sons intact by avoiding circumcision.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Naked, with socks on: Should Your Son Be Circumcised? (Parental Right or Abuse)
A woman who never really considered circumcision ponders the circumcision question after reading about the falling male infant circumcision rate in the United States.
Male Circumcision and HIV: AIDS PATIENT CARE AND STDS Vol 24 Issue 8: Circumcised men who have sex with men may be more susceptible to HIV acquisition
The latest study to suss out the impact of circumcision on rates of HIV acquisition among gay men has the general conclusion that the failure to show a statistical difference between circumcised and intact men who have sex with men continues to appear in study after study.
Tuesdday, August 31, 2010
Adrian's Blog: The Medical Profession and Cutting: Part I
Adrian postulates that the reason circumcision is advocated by doctors is because they see the foreskin as only a harbor for disease and trouble. Doctors do not view the foreskin as having value in its natural state.
DrMomma Peaceful Parenting: Our Son's Bris Shalom: Welcoming Covenant
A Jewish mother describes the Birs Shalom of her son. The Bris Shalom is a non-circumcision ceremony that welcomed her son to the world.
DrMomma Peaceful Parenting: Jewish Mother on Circumcision
YouTube videos of a Jewish mother who speaks out against male infant circumcison.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
WLBT: Sugar doesn't relieve baby's pain
Yahoo! News: Sugar for newborns does not relieve pain: study
The Guardian: Newborn babies should not be given sugar as pain relief, says study
Study finds that sucrose pacifiers often given to babies during infant circumcision do not relieve pain. Instead, the sugar pacifiers only mask the facial expression of pain. Use of the pacifiers gives parents the false impression that the baby feels no pain from his circumcision, which is the cutting off of the most sensitive part of the male body.
Freckles And Faith: Circumcision
A short post directing readers to Patti Ramos male infant circumcision pictures. Patti photograhed a baby boy being circumcised. The difference in the expression of the baby before and after the circumcision shows the pain the baby endured. The baby was also given a sucrose pacifier, which has been found to not offer any pain relief.
Life as a Reader: MGM - Infant Circumcision
A common sense look at male infant circumcision, pointing out the many reasons why cutting the genitals of baby boys is wrong and needs to stop. This blog is a must read for a simple, concise list of circumcision information.
Friday, September 3, 2010
Examiner: Doctors - Take a leadership role against routine infant circumcision
A reminder to doctors that the baby is the patient, not the parent. Male infant circumcision should only be done when medically indicated, not just because the parents desire it as cosmetic surgery.
Shine from Yahoo!: Is Circumcision Going Out of Style?
The Shine asks its readers about circumcision after noting that the male infant circumcision rate has fallen. The Shine also notes that infant circumcision "causes a whole hell of a lot of pain to newborn baby boys."
erin ellis, homebirth midwife: Ten reasons not to circumcise your baby
A concise list of reasons why male infant circumcison should not be done to your son. The list ranges from Your son will thank you to You son will thank you for loving him in his entirety, exactly as he was born to be.