Dr. Montague’s distinguished career as an anthropologist included writing over fifty books, teaching at several universities, and receiving many honorary degrees and awards for his outstanding work on human nature and development. As an anthropologist, I have been interested for many years in the rituals, practices, and myths adopted by different societies. One of […]
. . . The WHO circumcision “expert,” David Tomlinson, has a conflict of interest because he promotes and sells his own circumcision device to Africans and others. Tomlinson was asked to identify the functions of the foreskin, and he did not know! . . .
. . . The tragic outcome: tens of millions of African men are being deceived into getting circumcised.
The following letter was written by Ronald Goldman, Ph.D., and published in the July 13, 2018 issue of a Boston newspaper. The unnecessary medical service is elective, non-therapeutic male infant circumcision. Rep. Malia’s Unresponsiveness As a public health advocate and concerned citizen, I am concerned about a MassHealth (Medicaid) administrative policy that approves payments for […]
With the help of an ombudsman, Ronald Goldman, Ph.D. submitted an article to Times Live, a newspaper of Zambia in Africa. The article questioned the claim that circumcision reduces HIV transmission and described the sexual and psychological harm. HIV protection is the primary argument that is being used to promote adult circumcision to tens of […]
My name is Patricia and I just had my son, Daniel, last month. I come from a family of all circumcised males and married a circumcised male. During my pregnancy my husband and I discussed circumcision briefly and agreed that we were going to do it. At some point during the pregnancy a very dear […]
Massachusetts bill serves as model for similar bill in other states Update: This bill was not approved by the Joint Committee on Public Health. If you are a Massachusetts resident We ask you to help. First read the bill below. If you support it, contact your state representative and senator (sample message below) to […]
To read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-faith/commentary-questioning-circumcision-isnt-anti-semitic/2013/10/18/d7e1eaa4-382b-11e3-89db-8002ba99b894_story.html
To read about the debate between Ronald Goldman, PhD and Ronald Gray, MD see https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887324798904578531063301112102
To read more: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/11/circumcision-debate-other-side_n_895132.html
Susan Blank, M.D. is the Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Circumcision March 16, 2010 Susan Blank, M.D. New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene 125 Worth St. Box 73 New York, NY 10013 Dear Dr. Blank: As the author of Circumcision: The Hidden Trauma, I have […]
Information deleted in subsequent editions with no coherent explanation The 1984 American Academy of Pediatrics pamphlet for parents titled, “Care of the Uncircumcised Penis” described foreskin functions, which include shielding the glans (head) from irritation and infection. “The foreskin protects the glans throughout life.” This information was deleted from subsequent editions of the pamphlet. Ronald […]