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Circumcision Information for Parents & Childbirth Professionals

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It's Time to Question Circumcision

Doctors Opposing Circumcision:

Male Infant Circumcision: A Brief Overview of the Issues
"There is no medical indication for circumcision present in the healthy newborn. Circumcision is non-therapeutic and elective in nature and thus merely cultural and outside evidence-based medical care. Circumcision irreversibly removes a normal, healthy body part from a non-consenting patient for no compelling medical reason or necessity. In doing so, it violates every principle of medical ethics and a host of human rights principles."

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College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (2004):

"Current understanding of the benefits, risks and potential harm of this procedure... no longer supports this practice for prophylactic health benefit. Routine infant male circumcision performed on a healthy infant is now considered a non-therapeutic and medically unnecessary intervention... Routine infant male circumcision does cause pain and permanent loss of healthy tissue."
Official Medical Statements on Infant Circumcision

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A 2007 study by Sorrells, et al. shows circumcision removes the most sensitive parts of the penis.

From the press release: George C. Denniston, M,D., MPH, President of Doctors Opposing Circumcision, commented, "This new study provided further evidence of the permanent and irreversible lifelong injury of non-therapeutic neonatal circumcision and raises grave ethical questions regarding the continued performance of child circumcision. We call upon the American Academy of Pediatrics to defend children from this practice."

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