Frequently asked questions
FAQ: Should I have my son circumcised so he can buy your products
A: Please don't. You have no moral right to amputate healthy tissue from a minor.
It's his choice to make as an adult. Based on experience in Sweden
and other places where non-religious routine circumcision is
unheard of, the actual likelihood that anything about an
infant's foreskin will threaten him before he is 18 to the point
that circumcision will improve things is one in 10,000.
When he is an adult he will thank you for leaving him intact.
Let's hope I'm out of business by then.
My Top Ten Reasons to Leave Your Son Intact:
10: Condoms prevent AIDS, surgery does not. Most deceased US
victims of AIDS were circumcised at birth. See also CBC
9: Adults who've had it both ways say the foreskin is highly erogenous tissue.
Circumcision removes about 20,000 specialized pleasure-receptive nerve endings, destroys
the highly sensitive frenulum, and removes the wonderful
frictionless rolling/gliding action of the normal penile skin
8: UTIs are more common in girls than in any group of boys, and are
treated by medicine, not amputation.
7: 43,000 boys are mutilated for life for every case of penile cancer in an old man with poor
hygiene, which has no relationship with intactness (penile cancer is as
rare in Denmark where almost no one is cut as it is in the US where the
majority are mutilated). MALE breast cancer kills more men than
penile cancer does - so, what... we should cut off baby boys'
6: About 80% of the world's men are intact. They have no special health problems or lack of partners.
5: Only an informed adult can morally consent to his own cosmetic
surgery. It's risky - see
complications. Infancy is truly the worst time to
circumcise due to the scale of things, challenges of effective
anesthesia, healing in fouled diapers, risk of healing/recovery
side effects that the patient can't report, and of course since
he can't give informed consent any non-emergency amputation is a
gross human rights violation.
4: Over 100,000 men are enduring a multi-year restoration process; don't
make your child a recovering amputee.
3: The Israel Medical Association gives this
article which makes plain that there is no evidence linking cervical
cancer specifically to the status of a woman's partner. Besides, now
that an HPV vaccine has been developed, this issue has no
bearing on infant genital integrity.
2: No national medical organization in the world recommends routine circumcision for any medical reason.
1: Foreskin feels really good, and it's HIS !
See also this GREAT
ARTICLE from Mothering.com by Paul Fleiss, MD