Intactivism: February 2013 in Review
Parents, protect your babies. Support intactivism. The following list includes blogs, articles, and websites of interest to Intactivists that were published in the past week. This is a running tally of the ones I found interesting.
January 30, 2013
Motherwise: My Journey to Understanding the Truth About Circumcision
What is it that drives mothers to have their baby boys circumcised, to allow surgery on a healthy infant? This mother tells why she had both of her sons circumcised. It was only when her second son had complications that she realized how harmful circumcision is to baby boys.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Kinda Crunchy: Why We Decided Not to Circumcise Our Son
A mother tells why she let her baby son remain intact and opted not to circumcise him. Her husband was intact and wanted his son to look like him. That was good enough of a reason for her. But she still researched infant circumcision. She was amazed at what she found. She particularly did not like the double standard: genital cutting of girls is horrible but genital cutting of boys is considered OK.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Ripe-Tomato.org: Cock-ups happen
Infections, penile necrosis, degloving, and urinary retention are some of the complications of male infant circumcision. This blog post shows a few pictures of what can go wrong when baby boys are circumcised. The risk of complications from infant circumcision is real. Parents should be informed of the risks and possible complications.
Dr Momma peaceful parenting: Hands Off My Foreskin! Dr. Martin Winckler on the Care of Baby Boys
A French doctor provides information on the foreskin. Caring for a baby boy's intact penis is no trouble. The foreskin requires no extra care. Most importantly, never retract a baby boy's foreskin. His foreskin is naturally fused to his glans.
Friday, February 22, 2013
The Weeklings: Our Bodies, Our Choices – Part II: Men and Their Members
A brief history of male circumcision in the US, explaining how it was promoted to stop masturbation and reduce male sexual pleasure. We know better, now. Many men miss their foreskin. The foreskin is a valuable part of the penis. It should never be removed. See, also, Our Bodies, Our Choices – Part I