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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.


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"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

"In response to circumcision, the baby cries a helpless, panicky, breathless, high-pitched cry!...[or] lapses into a semi-coma. Both of these states...are abnormal states in the newborn."

Justin Call, M.D., pediatrician

"Doctors who circumcise are the most resistant to change. They will not admit that they made a critical mistake by amputating an important part of the penis."

Paul Fleiss, M.D., pediatrician

"In this case, the old dictum 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it' seems to make good sense."

Eugene Robin, M.D., professor

"A whole life can be shaped by an old trauma, remembered or not."

Lenore Terr, M.D., child psychiatrist

"If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children."

Mahatma Gandhi

"We are interconnected. When a baby boy's sexuality is not safe, no one's sexuality is safe."

Ronald Goldman, Ph.D., author

Conditions, Behaviors, and Diseases Physicians Have Claimed Circumcision Will Prevent or Cure

(Partial List)

Asthma

Bladder inflammation

Blindness

Cancer of the cervix

Cancer of the penis

Cancer of the prostate

Clubfoot

Clumsiness

Compulsion to rape

Constant crying

Convulsions

Criminal behavior

Deafness

Diabetes

Diarrhea

Divorce

Dumbness

Epilepsy

Excessive saliva

Frequent urination

Gangrene

Gonorrhea

Hernia

Herpes

HIV/AIDS

Hives

Homosexuality

Idiocy

Impotence

Indigestion

Irritability

Marital unhappiness

Masturbation

Mental disease

Nervousness

Nightmares

Nose picking

Oversensitive penis

Paralysis

Passion

Promiscuity

Restlessness

Urine retention

Sexual appetite

Spinal curvature

Swollen feet

Syphilis

Tuberculosis

Urinary tract infections

Wet dreams

Are these all honest mistakes, or the biggest medical fraud in history perpetrated by circumcised men with a compulsion to have done to others what was done to them?

See historical quotes of physicians seeking to promote circumcision.


See Cultural and Medical Bias.

References are available upon request.

Circumcision Resource Center