Various Distress Cries From Infant Boys: Hunger, Nappy Change Needed, Drive Through Car Wash, Foreskin Hacked Off Without Pain Relief or Consent.

I could only listen to this once…

 

Little wee babies and their different cries. Which one doesn’t sound like the rest

 

Foreskin Wars: Why is the United States so Addicted to Circumcision?

Alone in the western world the USA still does routine infant circumcision, MGM, …

“Inadequate, inaccurate, misleading, self-interested, subjective, biased” … are just a few of the more complimentary terms applied by pediatrician Robert Van Howe to the controversial circumcision policy statement put out by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in 2012. There was no shortage of critiques four years ago, when the policy first came out, but in a just-released analysis Professor Van Howe applies a microscope to every individual statement in the policy and background report and finds very little that deserves a tick. … “

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Circumcising My Son Is My Biggest Parenting Regret

More Mothers are questioning routine infant circumcision, and realising that it is really not needed, cruel, and is Human Genital Mutilation (HGM) …

“I couldn’t believe it when the nurse told us that, as a practice, they did not recommend circumcision. It’s been over six years since that moment. I’ve learned so much since then, but that day in the hospital I knew absolutely nothing. The nurse was prepared to take our son to be circumcised for us, if we wished, but she wanted to be sure that we knew we had the choice to make. If I had just had time to do research, I might have learned how horrifying the procedure was that I was about to let them do to my newborn baby. But I didn’t, and we told the doctors to go ahead.

RELATED: Infant Circumcision: More Painful Than We Thought

It tears me up to think of the pain that we elected to put our son through. It was completely unnecessary. And then, weeks later, as his body tried to repair itself, a pediatrician would have to pull the healing skin back again, essentially a second circumcision. I am literally in tears when I consider the fact that infants feel pain just like we do, and even have a lower pain threshold. God gave him to us perfect, and in our ignorance, we wounded him… “

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UK: How much are those who mutilate baby boys’ genitals earning for their crimes?

Everything has a price and it seems, the cutting of boys genitals is no exception …

One area we’ve rarely touched on is the financial incentives for the criminals who mutilate boys’ genitals for financial gain, leaving aside for now the potential for making further money by selling foreskins to a number of commercial organisations…

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Girls in Guinea cut at earlier age as female support for FGM rises

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Girls in Guinea are increasingly being subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) before the age of 10, and support for the practice among women and girls in the West African nation is on the rise, the United Nations rights office said on Monday.

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USA: More and More Teen Girls Want to Get Plastic Surgery on Their Labia

When is HGM “body modification” or cosmetic surgery? For most people informed consent of an adult is required. Here we have girls undergoing what could be described as FGM …

” … Julie Strickland, MD, the chairwoman of ACOG’s committee on adolescent health care, told the New York Times, labiaplasty isn’t a minor surgery: It can lead to numbness, pain, scarring, or decreased sexual sensation… “

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USA Urologist: “Female Genital Mutilation,” “Circumcision,” “Gender-Conforming Surgery”: Why the Double Standard?

Brilliant article by Doctor with experience of working with HGM …

“… Female genital mutilation is a horrific practice. The genital cutting of children across all genders is far more similar than it is different. It is great that the world is recognizing the harms of female genital mutilation and is enacting protection to help end it. But boys and intersex children are being mutilated, too, and that mutilation is being justified by the medical profession.

Wake up, world. No one deserves to have their genitals cut, removed, or altered in any way without their consent.”

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