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Time for U.S. Parents to Reconsider the Acceptability of Infant Male Circumcision

Morten Frisch | Posted 04.10.2015 | Science
Morten Frisch

What many Americans are not aware of, however, is the fact that the United States is not just unusual, but actually unique among developed nations in finding such widespread medical support for infant male circumcision.

The Circumcision Controversy: The Risks and Benefits of Circumcision for Babies

KidsInTheHouse.com | Posted 04.07.2015 | Parents
KidsInTheHouse.com

Circumcision is one of today's most controversial parenting topics. For some families, religious or traditional reasons make circumcision an obvious choice, but for others, it can be a tough decision.

On Fathers and Foreskins

Jason Howe | Posted 03.11.2015 | Parents
Jason Howe

Our twins were due in two months via surrogacy in India, where clinics are prohibited by law from revealing the gender of a fetus. I'm half-Jewish, and while I'm not religious, Jake wanted to be certain that my children remained culturally "members of the Tribe." I was unconvinced that that required subjecting them to an optional surgical procedure.

NYC, Orthodox Jews Reach Deal On Circumcision Suction Ritual

Reuters | Posted 04.26.2015 | Religion

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK, Feb 24 (Reuters) - New York City has reached a tentative agreement with local rabbinical leaders regardin...

David Freeman

Controversial New Study Links Circumcision, Autism

HuffingtonPost.com | David Freeman | Posted 01.20.2015 | Science

A controversial new study from Denmark shows a link between circumcision and autism, although experts differ sharply over what to make of it. For t...

What We Were Really Feeling in 2014

Karen Cahn | Posted 03.02.2015 | Women
Karen Cahn

Everybody knows that it's not cool to air your dirty laundry on Facebook. I mean, come on, nobody really wants to know about your sexless marriage. Why? Because it forces them to think about their own sexless marriage. I

Circumcision Benefits Outweigh Risks, Say New CDC Guidelines

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 02.01.2015 | Parents

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence suppor...

Looking at Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision in the Field

Jennifer James | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Jennifer James

Voluntary medical male circumcision has made definite inroads in Tanzania through years of initial pilot projects, awareness and education campaigns, and a scale-up of VMMC services provided in health facilities and in mobile units. The approach seems to be working.

This Is How The Mommy Wars Start

Buzz Bishop | Posted 12.14.2014 | Parents
Buzz Bishop

Some people want to just do their thing like they did a decade ago, before blogs, before Facebook, before social media. Others want to use the newfound power of their pulpit, and share, brag, boast, preach their ideologies to the world. The latter can become exhausting for the former, eventually they lash out in frustration, and cease fire gets broken again.

An Open Letter to Moderate Muslims

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 12.06.2014 | Religion
Ali A. Rizvi

Islam needs reformers, not moderates. Yes, it's wrong and unfair for anyone to judge a religion by the actions of its followers, be they progressive Muslims or al Qaeda. But it is appropriate and intellectually honest to judge it by the contents of its canonical texts.

Female Genital Mutilation in Kenya -- When Will It End?

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

Consider this: Nashiru, a practitioner of female genital mutilation (FGM) in a Maasai community in Kenya, says, "Cutting girls is something our people have done for hundreds of years. No one can convince us that it is wrong."

2 Mohels Banned After Babies Contract Herpes From Circumcision Rite

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.05.2014 | Religion

New York City has reportedly banned two mohels, persons trained to perform ritual circumcisions, after several babies became infected with herpes, For...

Is It Harder To Be Gay When You're Circumcised?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.04.2014 | Gay Voices

HuffPost Live tackled the controversial subject of circumcision this week, speaking with a panelist who was not only vehemently opposed to the practic...

This Man Dropped Out Of College To Make A Statement Against Circumcision

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 07.30.2014 | College

Evan Roman was circumcised as a child, and he's never gotten over it. In fact, he's so passionately against parents circumcising their newborn sons th...

Brit Shalom Families: Where's the Controversy?

Lisa Braver Moss | Posted 08.26.2014 | Religion
Lisa Braver Moss

As a Jewish woman who opposes circumcision, it's true that families who say yes to circumcision will have support from the Jewish community. But what happens to those who decide to keep their sons "intact" (i.e., not to circumcise them)?

When Baby Naming Becomes a Negotiation

Darryle Pollack | Posted 08.23.2014 | Parents
Darryle Pollack

I was a compromiser married to a world class control freak, and I tried not to be putty in his hands. Naming our daughter went down to the wire, narrowly beating out her delivery.

Oldest Known Depiction Of Circumcision Is Now On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion

Historians, anthropologists and religious scholars often disagree on the origins of circumcision, the surgical removal of the foreskin. But a colorful...

'Sicarii Essenes,' 'Those of the Circumcision,' and Qumran

Robert Eisenman | Posted 07.25.2014 | Religion
Robert Eisenman

In a much overlooked description of 'the Essenes', attributed to the Third-Century Early Church theologian Hippolytus in Rome, there exists a completely original version of Josephus' famous description of them.

Why I Didn't Choose Circumcision

Brian Leaf | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents
Brian Leaf

I'm a bit depressed. Our midwife gave me a book about circumcision. I've started the book and can't put it down. I'm not sure that I'll ever fully recover.

Selling Circumcision for HIV Prevention at the Epicenter of the Global Epidemic

Charles Ebikeme | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Charles Ebikeme

For Zimbabwe's most famous poet and musician, Albert Nyathi, poetry has always come first, but now he acts as a local champion of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), hoping to inspire the men of his country -- both sons and fathers alike -- to undergo the procedure.

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention Finds Success at Scale

Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez

What has been achieved in a relatively short period of time is remarkable and a testament to what the international community can accomplish if it works together with countries hardest hit by the epidemic. Now we can all look forward to the first time the world gives birth to an AIDS-free generation.

WATCH: The Real Reason You're Circumcised Is Not What You Think

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 05.05.2014 | Weird News

Is it weird to be circumcised? That's the question behind College Humor's recent video, which explores one of mankind's strangest traditions. If yo...

U.S Circumcision Is On The Decline

Posted 04.07.2014 | Parents

By: By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 08/22/2013 06:54 AM EDT on LiveScience The percentage of newborns who are circumcised in the Un...

The Cut That Divided Jews and Christians -- and the Mystery of the Missing Circumcision in Artworks

Bernard Starr | Posted 05.03.2014 | Religion
Bernard Starr

Art historians, curators, and critics offer extensive commentary on the minutest details and nuances of artworks but ignore the glaring and obvious falsification of biblical history.

How You Can Tell If a Christian Is Really 'Saved': When They Stop Needing to Be Right

Morgan Guyton | Posted 04.30.2014 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

Jesus told his followers to take up their crosses and follow him before he was crucified, that is to say, before the cross became any kind of religious.