I just signed this petition.
I never understood why, men would cut away a body part that God had given little boys !
It's just sick in my opinion.I believe Anastasia would not have her son circumcised......!?
Please support the end of body mutilations by ignorant madmen....who are the ones who began this heinous operation.
In trying to find out the origins of this horrible act I have come across too many ''theories''.http://www.historyofcircumcision.net/index.php?option=content&t...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_male_circumcision
Suffice to say, that it began with men's erroneous and destructive and competitive thinking.
Too much damage happens for those poor babies and the true implications are only just begun to be realized.....
Maybe God knew what ''He" was doing in having that body part intact ! ??
Circumcision is a painful and risky surgery that deprives over a million boys each year of healthy, functional tissue, while wasting
health care dollars that could be spent on medically necessary
services. Check out the resources on this page, read the "Ten reasons
NOT to circumcise your baby" below, and learn why you should keep your
newborn son intact.
10 Reasons NOT to Circumcise Your Baby Boy
- Because there is no medical reason for "routine" circumcision of baby boys. No professional medical association in the United States or the rest of
the world recommends routine neonatal circumcision. The American
Medical Association calls it "non-therapeutic." At no time in its 75
years has the American Academy of Pediatrics ever recommended infant
- Because the foreskin is not a birth defect. The foreskin is a normal, sensitive, functional part of the body. In infant
boys, the foreskin is attached to the head of the penis (glans) and
protects it from urine, feces, and irritation; it also protects the
urinary opening, keeping contaminants from entering the sterile urinary
tract. Throughout life, the foreskin keeps the glans moist and protects
it from injury. The foreskin also has an important role in sexual
pleasure, due to its specialized, erogenous nerve endings and its
natural gliding and lubricating functions.
- Because you wouldn't circumcise your baby girl. In the United States, girls of all ages are protected by federal and state
laws from genital surgery to which they do not consent, whether
practiced in medical or non-medical settings, and regardless of the
religious or cultural preferences of their parents. There is no ethical
rationale for distinguishing between female and male genital
alteration. If it is wrong to remove part of a baby girl's healthy
genitals, then it is wrong to do the same to those of a baby boy.
- Because your baby does not want to be circumcised. Circumcision painfully and permanently alters a baby boy's genitals,
removing healthy, protective, functional tissue from the penis and
exposing the child to unnecessary pain and medical risks – all for no
medical benefit. What do you think your baby boy would say if he could
tell you? Of course, no baby boy can consent for himself, and parents
cannot ethically consent to surgery on behalf of a child unless the
child's health or life is at risk.
- Because removing part of a baby's penis is painful, risky and harmful. Babies are sensitive to pain, just like older children and adults. Many
circumcisions in the United States are performed with no pain control
at all. But even when pain control is employed, the analgesics used for
circumcision can only decrease pain; they do not eliminate it. As with
any surgery, complications – even including death – can and do occur
with circumcision. Infection and abnormal bleeding are the most common
complications. Other complications include removal of too much skin,
loss of part or all of the penis, life-threatening infection, and
urinary problems. All circumcisions result in the loss of the foreskin
and its functions, and a penile scar.
- Because times and attitudes have changed. Today, nearly half of all baby boys in the United States leave the hospital
intact. The circumcision rate in the U.S. was 56% in 2005 (and much
lower in some parts of the country), down from 81% in 1981. More and
more parents are choosing to keep their son intact.
- Because most medically advanced nations do not circumcise baby boys. People in Europe, Asia and Latin America are often appalled to hear
that American doctors and hospitals routinely remove part of a boy's
penis shortly after birth. Approximately 75% of the men in the world
are not circumcised and remain intact throughout their lives.
- Because caring for and cleaning the foreskin is easy. A natural, intact penis requires no special care. Gently wash the
genital area with warm water while bathing. That's it. Later, when the
foreskin can be retracted (something that often does not occur until
adolescence), a boy can be taught to pull back his foreskin to wash his
penis. The boy should be the first person to retract his foreskin,
since forcible retraction by anyone else results in pain and injury.
- Because circumcision does not prevent HIV or other diseases. Despite common misinformation, studies show no conclusive link between
circumcision and sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention. Over
the years, the claims that circumcision prevents various diseases have
repeatedly been proven to be exaggerated or outright fabrications. Most
men in the United States are circumcised, but our STD rates are as high
as or higher than those in countries where circumcision is rare; it is
obvious that circumcision does not protect against STDs.
- Because children should be protected from permanent bodily alteration inflicted on them without their consent in the name of
culture, religion, profit, or parental preference. Under
accepted bioethical principles, parents can consent to surgery on
behalf of a child only if it is necessary to protect that child's life
or health. "Routine" circumcision fails this simple ethics test because
it painfully and permanently removes a normal and healthy part of a
boy's penis, does not protect the child’s life or health, and in fact
creates new risks. Medically unnecessary surgery to alter a baby’s
penis is no more justified than removing a finger or any other healthy