Categorized Links

"We shall have to learn to refrain from doing things merely because we know how to do them." --Theodore Fox, Speech to College Physicians

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Sections:

Introductory Overviews
For Mothers and Fathers
Foreskin Care
Foreskin Functions
Learn where cut-off foreskin goes
Medical History
Female Circumcision
Intersex Genital Mutilation
Christianity and Circumcision
Parents and Men's Experiences
STDs, Cancer, and UTIs
HIV/AIDS
Excellent Informative Websites
Activist Resources
Satire

Introductory Overviews

Dr Sears advises about deciding to circumcise or not:
http://www.askdrsears.com/html/1/T012000.asp

Pros, Cons and Truth of Routine Infant Circumcision:
http://www.homiegfunk.com/RIC2.htm

Conversational-Style Infant Circumcision Overview:
http://www.freewebs.com/doulasarah/circumcisioninformation.htm

What exactly is circumcision and what is it not?:
http://www.cirp.org/library/anatomy/garcia/

Isn't circumcision just a little snip? and other FAQs:
http://www.notjustskin.org/node/7

10 Most Common Circumcision Myths:
http://www.nocircpa.org/4642.html

11 Reasons to Put Down the Knife:
http://ecochildsplay.com/2009/02/23/11-reasons-not-to-circumcise/

12 Reasons to Say No:
http://www.naturalfamilyonline.com/5-bc/64-no-to-circumcision.htm

HipChick, Is it Really Necessary?:
http://www.hip-chick-pregnancy-guide.com/circumcision.html

A mother answers common circumcision concerns:
http://emmagfunk03.googlepages.com/circumcision

La Decisión de la Circuncisión Infantil:
http://www.asnatureintended.info/la-circuncisioacuten.html

What is lost due to circumcision?:
http://www.norm.org/lost.html

An excellent comprehensive overview with pictures:
http://wreckingboy.livejournal.com/318545.html

Comprehensive Video Collection including parental, personal, religious and medical perspectives :
http://intactivist.com/video/

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For Mothers and Fathers

Expectant Father Researches Circumcision for His Son:
https://sites.google.com/site/completebaby/father

An expectant mother researches circumcision for her blog:
http://crunchydomesticgoddess.blogspot.com/2006/11/circumcision-post_06.html

Congratulations, you are having a boy:-), now what?:
http://www.circumstitions.com/Itsaboy.html

An Appeal to Cut Fathers:
http://noharmm.org/appeal.htm

How to talk to your pro-cutting husband:
http://www.stopcirc.com/vincent/vulnerability_of_men.html

What I learned While Pregnant Shocked Me:
http://www.udonet.com/circumcision/ilearned.html

How to properly care for your uncut baby(It's easy!):
http://www.cirp.org/pages/parents/peron1/

Protecting your intact Son from Medical Personnel:
http://www.wholebabyrevolution.com/Protecting-Your-Son.html

This signable legal form helps prevent Doctors doing circumcisions without permission:
http://www.noharmm.org/Noncircform.htm

This signable legal form helps dispel the ignorance medical professionals have about foreskin:
http://www.mothersagainstcirc.org/care.htm

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Care for Foreskin

Safeguarding Your Intact Boy:
http://www.mothersnature.com/toddlers/info/safeguard.html

Care for the Intact Child:
http://www.nocirc.org/publish/pamphlet4.html

Reversing the epidemic of forcible retractions:
http://www.kindredmedia.com.au/library_page1/only_clean_what_is_seen_reversing_the_epidemic_of_forcible_foreskin_retractions/401/1

Caring for your Uncircumcised Son:
http://www.naturalbirthandbabycare.com/caring-for-your-uncircumcised-son.html

FAQs about the Proper Care of an Uncut Boy:
http://www.doctorsopposingcircumcision.org/DOC/faq.html

Information Sheet for Intact Children:
http://www.noharmm.org/wholenews.htm

Raising Intact Sons:
https://sites.google.com/site/completebaby/care

Patient-Friendly Alternatives to Circumcision
http://www.norm-uk.org/circumcision_alternative_treatments.html

Conservative Treatment for Phimosis
http://www.cirp.org/library/treatment/phimosis/

Help for Tight Foreskins
http://sites.google.com/site/completebaby/tight

Treatment For Foreskin Conditions
http://sites.google.com/site/completebaby/condition

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Foreskin Functions

Functions of Foreskin:
http://research.cirp.org/func1.html

Thorough Foreskin Curriculum:
http://www.doctorsopposingcircumcision.org/info/foreskin.html

What does foreskin do?
https://sites.google.com/site/completebaby/prepuce

Note: The following 5 links contain pictures of foreskin.

Contrast and compare pictures of cut and uncut penises:
http://www.circumstitions.com/Restric/comparison.html

What is the Anatomy of An Intact Penis: http://www.norm-phoenix.org/articles/penis_anatomy/default.asp

Anatomy and Functions of the Foreskin:
http://www.noharmm.org/anatomy.htm

Three Zones of Penile Skin:
http://www.foreskin.org/3zones-c.htm

Functions/Mobility of Real Foreskin:
http://www.circumstitions.com/completeman

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Where Cut-Off Foreskin Goes

Face Cream's secret ingredient:
http://tinyurl.com/4ym7sqh

Harvesting Foreskins for commercial use:
http://www.alternet.org/envirohealth/47421/

Fortunes from Foreskins:
http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/magazine/-/434746/637000/-/item/0/-/3i6r8az/-/index.html

Human Foreskins are Big Business for Cosmetics:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/146761/human_foreskins_are_big_business_for.html

Foreskins for Sale:
http://www.foreskin.org/f4sale.htm

Where do all the foreskins go?:
http://www.norm-uk.org/where_do_foreskins_go.html

Note: The following  links are just tidbits for you to check out to see that yes this is really going on.

"Dr. Wexler told us the factors[in the cream that Oprah uses] are engineered from human foreskin!":
http://www.oprah.com/health/beauty/health_beauty_treatments.jhtml

Abstract of a research paper on using foreskins "...fibroblast cultures are established from freshly harvested neonatal foreskin tissue":
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=11858954&dopt=Abstract

Near the bottom of the page - "Injectable collagen[for lip plumping] derived from newborn foreskin":
http://tinyurl.com/3zt9f3s

Buy your own culture of Epidermal keratinocytes derived from neonatal foreskins:
http://ccr.coriell.org/Sections/Search/NHFK.aspx?Ref=NHFK&PgId=202

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Medical History

Why Americans Started in Physicians Own Words:
http://www.noharmm.org/docswords.htm/

History of Circumcision in the United States of America:
http://www.historyofcircumcision.net/

Foreskin Omitted from Medical Texts:
http://www.circumstitions.com/Prej.html

Circumcision as it Originally Was:
http://www.cirp.org/library/history/peron2/

Was the Milah or Periah circumcision type done to you?:
http://www.covenantcircumcision.info/milah_vs_Periah.html

A doctor summarizes circumcision's modern history:
https://sites.google.com/site/completebaby/selling

Medicalization of Circumcision Slideshow:
http://www.icgi.org/medicalization/

Circumcision Advocacy - have they met the burden of proof?:
http://www.circinfosite.com/30.html

The Medical Transformation of Circumcision in America:
http://www.cirp.org/library/history/gollaher/

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Female Circumcision

America's Forgotten History of Female Circumcision:
http://sites.google.com/site/completebaby/female

An FGM researcher compares MGM cultural justifications:
http://www.fgmnetwork.org/intro/mgmfgm.html

Clitoral Hood Circumcision in Indonesia[Note: This is important to be aware of since the clitoral hood is the female analogue of the foreskin] : http://www.cirp.org/news/smh01-13-04/

Our Own Cultural Myopia?
http://sites.google.com/site/completebaby/fgm

Differences in Media Coverage - A Case Study:
http://www.norm-uk.org/page.html?action=showitem&item=599

Human Genital Mutilation Classification Chart:
http://www.icgi.org/information/hgm-classification/

Common Denominators between Male and Female 'Circumcision':
http://www.noharmm.org/comparison.htm

Underlying Justifications in the US and Africa:
http://www.nocirc.org/symposia/third/hanny3.html

Side-by-side Comparison of official AAP positions:
http://www.circumstitions.com/AAP.html

Contrast and compare FGM and MGM:
http://www.circumstitions.com/FGMvsMGM.html

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Intersexuals Fight Back:
http://www.alternet.org/story/10672/

The Tyranny of the Aesthetic - Surgical Violations:
www.ontheissuesmagazine.com/1998summer/su98coventry.php

First Do No Harm:
https://sites.google.com/site/completebaby/igm

A mainstream news article calls for an end non-consential surgical intervention:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6994580/

Sex Police:
www1.salon.com/health/feature/1999/04/05/sex_police/index.html

Making the Cut:
http://www.msmagazine.com/oct00/makingthecut.html

Learn about the academic fraud at the heart of Doctor's rationalizations:
http://www.reason.com/links/links052404.shtml

An academic analysis of the current situation to date:
www.hawaii.edu/PCSS/online_artcls/intersex/intersex00_00.html

Intersex Society of North America:
http://www.isna.org/

Christianity and Circumcision

Circumcision and the Christian Parent:
http://www.noharmm.org/christianparent.htm

Is circumcision a requirement for salvation for Christian males?:
http://www.christiananswers.net/q-eden/circumcision.html

The Holy Bible, Circumcision, False Prophets and Christian Parents:
http://www.cirp.org/pages/cultural/christian.html

What the Bible Really Says About Circumcision:
http://www.udonet.com/circumcision/christian.html

Christian Parents and Infant Circumcision:
http://www.cirp.org/pages/cultural/peron1/

Catholics Opposing Infant Circumcision:
http://www.catholicsagainstcircumcision.org/

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Parents and Men's Experiences

Fighting Adult Peer Pressure:
http://addwriteblog.blogspot.com/2007/07/fighting-for-foreskin.html

Foreskin or Against it?:
http://www.salon.com/aug97/mothers/circ970820.html

The First Cut is the Deepest:
http://www.drcat.org/articles_interviews/html/firstcut.html

Protecting Our Boys from Knives:
http://www.kindredcommunity.com/articles/intact-protecting-our-boys-from-circumcision/p/959

The Silent Knife: Why isn't circumcision a men's issue?:
https://sites.google.com/site/completebaby/issue

How did it become routine in America?:
http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/1998/10/26feature.html

A Letter from Father to Son:
http://www.jewsagainstcircumcision.org/letter.htm

If someone cut off a useful part of your genitalia, how would you feel?:
http://www.sueeasy.com/class_action_detail.php?case_id=258

Peoples feelings and experiences with infant circumcision:
http://med-fraud.org/medical_fraud__and_the_criminal_27.htm

Quotes from Doctors, Men, Nurses, and Mothers:
http://www.circumcisionquotes.com/

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STDs, Cancer, and UTIs

Sexually Transmitted Diseases(STDs):
http://www.cirp.org/library/disease/STD/

Penile Cancer and Cervical Cancer:
http://www.cirp.org/library/disease/cancer/

Urinary Tract Infections(UTIs):
http://www.cirp.org/library/disease/UTI/

Balanitis (inflammation of the glans):
http://www.cirp.org/library/disease/balanitis/

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HIV/AIDS

Male Circumcision and the HIV/AIDS Myth:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ali-a-rizvi/male-circumcision-and-the_b_249728.html

Referenced Analytic Summary:
http://www.cirp.org/library/disease/HIV/

"Newborns are not sexually active and, therefore, not at risk for sexually contracted diseases.":
http://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/full/10.2217/17469600.2.3.193

Study finds Circumcised Women have lower HIV Infection:
http://www.ias-2005.org/planner/Abstracts.aspx?AID=3138

Male Circumcision and HIV Blog:
http://www.circumcisionandhiv.com/

FAQs on Circumcision and AIDS:
http://www.mgmbill.org/aids.htm

Studies Overview with Analysis:
http://www.circumstitions.com/HIV.html

Harms Outweigh 'Benefits':
http://www.circumcision.org/hiv.htm

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Excellent Informative Websites

Intact America:
http://www.intactamerica.org/

How Victorian prudishness affects us today:
http://www.historyofcircumcision.net/

We are not just skin:
http://www.notjustskin.org/

Wiki on what motivates some:
http://www.circleaks.org/

Keeping your whole baby:
http://www.thewholenetwork.org/organizations.html

As Nature Intended(Also in Spanish):
http://www.asnatureintended.info/

The Hidden Trauma:
http://www.circumcision.org/

Babies are born perfect:
http://www.wholebabyrevolution.com/

End Routine Infant Circumcision:
http://www.4eric.org/

Doctors Opposing Circumcision:
http://www.doctorsopposingcircumcision.org/

Circumcision plus Superstition:
http://www.circumstitions.com/

Circumcision Information Resource Pages:
http://www.cirp.org/

National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers:
http://www.nocirc.org/

National Organization to Halt the Abuse and Routine Mutilation of Males:
http://www.noharmm.org/

Mothers Against Circumcision:
http://www.mothersagainstcirc.org/

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Activist Links

Free Legal Support for those who have been forcibly genitally-reduced:
http://www.arclaw.org/

Proposed Congressional Bill to protect against forced genital-reductions:
http://www.mgmbill.org/

Pamphlets to print and hand out:
http://www.coloradonocirc.org/pamphlets.php

Intactivist shirts, buttons, magnets etc:
http://www.cafepress.com/intactivism/

Stop the Government from automatically paying for infant genital-reductions:
http://www.icgi.org/Medicaid_Project/index.htm

Intactivist Internet Support Groups:
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/forumdisplay.php?f=44
http://www.foreskin-restoration.net/forum/

College Campus Student Groups:
http://www.studentsforgenitalintegrity.org/

Petitions to sign:
http://montagunocircpetition.org/
http://www.gopetition.co.uk/online/7846.html
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/616953036?ltl=1155670937

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Satire

How to Become a Real Man:
http://josh.bakehorn.net/circ.html

The Case for Labectomy:
http://hcsoftware.sourceforge.net/jason-rohrer/writing/nonfiction/labectomy/

An Interview with Dr Quack:
http://sites.google.com/site/completebaby/humour

Involuntary Ritual Amputation Among the Nacirema People:
http://sites.google.com/site/tribalrituals/nacirema

The Best Method of Circumcision:
http://sites.google.com/site/completebaby/best

Mastectomies Improve Women's Health:
http://sites.google.com/site/tribalrituals/mastectomy

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