A statement by African Women Are Free to Choose (AWA-FC) published in The Patriotic Vanguard on February 20, 2009. Western culture abhors female genital mutilation (FGM) or female circumcision (FC), although the culture accepts and endorses male genital mutatilation (MGM), commonly called male circumcision. The African Women Are Free to Choose organization asks Westerners to leave their female cutting culture alone. The AWA-FC claim that female circumcision is not mutilation.
Marilyn Milos, R.N., executive director and founder of NOCIRC, discusses normal sexual function of the penis and foreskin and its loss due to circumcision. Marilyn Milos discusses the natural foreskin and how it works with the rest of the penis to make for an exquisite sexual experience.
Her explanation of the natural foreskin is a very illuminating for men who were circumcised at birth and have never learned about normal male anatomy. Marilyn Milos knows more about the penis than most men.
The Glansie is a patented device that stretches the foreskin opening to treat phimosis. The tip of the tool is inserted in the opening of the foreskin and the tool is operated to gently stretch the opening. Over time, the opening of the prepuce enlarges, allowing the foreskin to fully retract.
Phimosis is a medical condition, occurring in many un-circumcised men, in which the foreskin cannot be fully retracted over the head of the penis. The condition is
embarrassing and reduces sensitivity of the penis during sexual intercourse.
Commonly it may also lead to infection of the head of the penis, causing irritation and discharge.
The tightening of the foreskin is caused by a tight preputial ring, a band of fibrous tissue at the end of the foreskin. Glansie allows you to stretch the preputial ring, gradually increasing the amount by which the foreskin can be retracted. This is a completely natural process, accomplished in the comfort of your own home.
A study published in The Journal of Urology, Volume 184, Issue 4, Supplement, Pages 1754-1757 (October 2010). doi:10.1016/j.juro.2010.03.077 The authors performed a needs assessment to evaluate obstetric-gynecology residency training in neonatal circumcision. They identified that many OB/GYN residents are not qualified to identify when circumcision should not be performed.
Study published in The Lancet, Volume 345, Number 8945: Pages 291-292, 4 February 1995. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(95)90278-3
The study notes, "Circumcised babies have short-term alterations in behaviour, sleep patterns, frequency of feeding, crying, fussiness, and heart rate." For the longer term, the study notes,
Male circumcision . . . causes intense pain and measurable changes in behaviour that last up to 1 day. We found that circumcision status was associated with increased infant pain response to routine vaccination at 4-6 months. Circumcised boys had significantly longer crying bouts and higher pain scores. That both outcome measures, pain index, and cry duration, were influenced by circumcision lends credibility to our observations.
A YouTube video describing how to perform a self-check for testicular cancer. Each man needs to check his testicles periodically to feel if there is a change in the shape and contour of each testicle. It is not uncommon for one ball to be larger than the other. But, a firm lump (mass) in one of the testicles is not normal. If a man feels a lump that was not there before or a lump has gotten larger, then a doctor visit is a must.
Paper published in Sexual Health, 7(4) 463–470, November 2010. doi:10.1071/SH09080. The authors developed a mathematical model to simulate HIV propagation within a MSM population. Conclusions: "The results of these calculations suggest that circumcision as a public health intervention will not produce a substantial decrease in HIV prevalence or incidence among MSM in the near future, and only modest reductions are achievable in the long-term."
An article in The Atlantic chronicles the research of John Ioannidis. He has made it his life's work to investigate the accuracy of medical research. He has published and spoken extensively on how much medical research is biased and that that bias effects the results of studies.
Restoring Tally is just an ordinary guy who had to confront his prostate and circumcision problems. This site chronicles his journey in dealing with these issues. He has had prostate surgery and he is restoring his foreskin.