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Circumcision

'Bad Moms,' 'Nice Guys,' and Foreskins

Georganne Chapin | Posted 08.11.2016 | Women
Georganne Chapin

A number of people have written to tell me that, as head of Intact America, I should go on record against the "male-body shaming" language in the new movie "Bad Moms."

5 Reasons Why LBGTQ Supporters 'Get' Intactivism

Georganne Chapin | Posted 07.07.2016 | Queer Voices
Georganne Chapin

Last month, Intact America proudly marched in New York City Pride for the 11th year in a row. In an event already known for being outrageous, our big, bold float created quite a stir.

Debating Female Genital Mutilation and the Muslim World

David Pakman | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics
David Pakman

Reza Aslan is a frequent commentator on the subject of Islam, having made appearances on CNN, The Daily Show, and numerous other outlets. In many ways...

Does Circumcision Reduce Penis Sensitivity? The Answer Is Not Clear Cut

Brian D. Earp | Posted 04.21.2016 | Science
Brian D. Earp

Another day, another round of uncritical media coverage of an empirical study about circumcision and sexual function. With respect to the specific question of "sensitivity," the latest findings are a lot less definitive than media reports are making them out to be

Uncircumcised Boys May Have Foreskin Problems

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.07.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - When parents choose not to circumcise baby boys, some of the children may later need surgery to address foreskin problems, a Danish...

Here's What You Need To Know About Alan Cumming's Penis Film

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.11.2016 | Queer Voices

Actor Alan Cumming declared to the Gaily Grind recently that his foreskin never made it to the cutting-room floor. And he hopes others stay intact, to...

Circumcise This!

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 01.26.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Here is another entry from a translation of the recently discovered Diary of Moses, originally scratched onto sheep's skin in a steady ornamental hand.

Moses Kept a Diary?! - Entry 2

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Here is a translation from the recently discovered Diary of Moses, originally scratched onto sheep's skin in a steady ornamental hand.

Changing Opinions Over the Changing Table

Georganne Chapin | Posted 01.05.2016 | Parents
Georganne Chapin

If you are one of the growing number of parents who leave their baby boys' foreskins alone, as nature intended, you might need to brace yourself for the holidays.

Dear Family Whisperer: Grandma, Compromise Is Out of the Question!

Melinda Blau | Posted 09.21.2015 | Fifty
Melinda Blau

"Speaking of class differences..." began the distraught 60-something woman whom I'll call Elizabeth (in honor of the Queen). As she put down her glass of wine, she launched into a several-minute tirade about her daughter-in-law's decision to pierce the baby's ears. In her mind, it was not "right."

Brit Shalom Families: A New Reality

Lisa Braver Moss | Posted 05.19.2016 | Religion
Lisa Braver Moss

"The Jewish people invented circumcision." "Circumcision is a matter of Jewish identity." "All Jews circumcise." People often make such assumptions. But are the assumptions valid?

Fugitive Mom In Florida Circumcision Case Arrested

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 05.15.2015 | Crime

A Florida woman who became a fugitive earlier this year over the issue of her son's circumcision was arrested Thursday, according to the Sun-Sentinel,...

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

Morten Frisch | Posted 06.09.2015 | 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 06.07.2015 | 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 05.11.2015 | 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

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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...