USA: Doctor Ignorance of Male Anatomy Harms Boys

HGM, Human Genital Mutilation, of boys has been so widely done in the USA that many are unaware of how boys’ bodies grow – and that no intervention is needed …

“A recent survey of U.S. medical books, for instance, revealed that only two out of 42 pediatric, nursing, neonatology, and urology texts as well as family health encyclopedias, detailed the correct (minimal) hygiene needs for male infants. The rest featured obsolete, misleading, and potentially injurious advice directly traceable to 19th-century sources.

Many medical texts even depict males as naturally circumcised, thus eliminating a normal body part as if it never existed, and quashing any need to discuss the slow timetable for natural, unaided, foreskin-glans detachment. (Harryman, 2004).”

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