Circumcision Decision: Male circumcision rates in Utah decline as parents reconsider the procedure

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Male circumcision rates in Utah decline as parents reconsider the procedure By Allison Oligschlaeger Spenst Hansen knows better than to take his body for granted. Born in the midst of his parents’ divorce, the 24-year-old Salt Laker was, of course, a … Read More

Time for U.S. Parents to Reconsider the Acceptability of Infant Male Circumcision

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4.62/5 (13)   Do the benefits of male circumcision outweigh the risks? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control — echoing the 2012 policy statement of the American Academy of Pediatrics — have recently suggested that they do. What many Americans … Read More

The Circular Cut: Problematizing the Longevity of Civilization’s Most Aggressively Defended Amputation

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Shemuel Toviah Garber, Wesleyan University Read the full text in PDF format. Publication Date: 5-23-2013 Recommended Citation: Garber, Shemuel Toviah, “The Circular Cut: Problematizing the Longevity of Civilization’s Most Aggressively Defended Amputation” (2013). Honors Theses – All. Paper 1137. http://wesscholar.wesleyan.edu/etd_hon_theses/1137 Rate this article's … Read More

The foreskin: Why is it such a secret in North America?

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5/5 (2) [note: this article includes anatomical diagrams, but no photographs.] May 8, 2013   Note: Never have I gotten so many comments and emails in response to a blog post, much less rumors that I’m a man. I’ll keep … Read More

Why My Son Isn’t Circumcised – A Mother’s Stance against Circumcision

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Why My Son Isn’t Circumcised – A mother’s stance against circumcision by JENNIFER MARGULIS 2011 Also available at http://www.babble.com/pregnancy/uncircumcised-baby-boy-infant-circumcision-2/ My friend Peter, whose parents are Russian, grew up in America with an intact foreskin, as have all the men in his … Read More

What Were the Original Motivations Behind Routine Infant Circumcision in the West?

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What were the original motivations behind routine infant circumcision in the West? Circumcision Information Resource 2007-03-12 Also available at http://www.cirp.org/pages/whycirc.html What were the original motivations behind routine infant circumcision in the West? Routine circumcision as a preventative or cure for masturbation … Read More

The Masturbation Taboo and the Rise of Routine Male Circumcision: A Review of the Historiography

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Robert Darby Journal of Social History, Vol. 36, No. 3 (Spring, 2003) Abstract: There is increasing scholarly interest in the history of routine male circumcision in Anglophone countries, but much disagreement as to whether prevention of masturbation was an important … Read More