Friday, November 16, 2012

Intactivist!


Just in case you have not yet noticed, I'm an Intactivist, among other things.  Just because I'm a Mormon does not mean I agree with others in my Church about Routine Infant Circumcision.  I am so totally against it, I'd probably become violent in the defense of my own child, if I had one.  It's a deal breaker.  If I'm on a date with a girl, and we Might start being serious, this is one of the things I would discuss with her before going any further.  If she would most definitely have her son circumcised, I'm not going any further until she changes her mind, Period!  That's the definition of a deal breaker.

A good friend of mine, who is a medical graduate, is totally for Infant Circumcision, because it supposedly prevents UTI, Urinary Tract Infection.  To this I call BS!  First of all UTI among males is rare, and second about 70% of males in the World are not circumcised.  And even among those who Do get UTI only a fraction are likely to be tested for it because the symptoms are so similar to a cold.  In either case it is easy to treat with anti-biotics.

I saw a totally bogus study recently that claimed to confirm the idea that circumcision prevents infant UTI.  I call BS on the study because they made it Biased from the very start!  First of all, they only studied baby boys who had been sent to the hospital to be tested for UTI, which was mostly uncircumcised baby boys, because of the Assumption already prevalent in the medical field that circumcised babies are less likely to get UTI!  So when they tested those babies, Shocker, Surprise, more of the uncircumcised babies had UTI than the circumcised babies!  But, here is the added layer of BS, only a small number of the uncircumcised babies that had been sent to be tested for UTI actually Had UTI.  So even then, the doctors were wrong about the majority of the babies!  This study is absolute bunk!

I never realized the penis could heal wrong and cause skin bridges that are not only ugly, but painful, and can be prone to infections.  Until I saw the Botched Gallery. If you don't want your kid to grow up with skin bridges or other nasty issues, don't get him circumcised!

And here is 50 reasons to leave it alone, yay!

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Anatomy of the Penis: Penile and Foreskin Neurology



Your Uncircumcised Genitalia - How much was cut off without your consent?



Facing Circumcision: Eight Physicians Tell Their Stories



CIRCUMCISION: Know the Facts BEFORE you do it on your child





Child Circumcision: an Elephant in the Hospital from Ryan McAllister on Vimeo.


10 comments:

  1. I just had a thought. What if you grew up blind, with blind parents, and blind siblings, so you never knew anything was out of the ordinary about being blind. Being perfectly fine with blindness you then leave the little bubble world of home and encounter people who can see just fine, in a world full of sighted people, full of sights you never knew existed. What would your reaction be upon finding out that you were not actually born blind, but your parents actually decided to have your optic nerves severed shortly after birth, so you can be just like them? Would you be OK with them having made that life changing choice for you? Or would you have rather been able to choose for yourself to experience the world with your own eyes first, and decide whether or not to, say, wear a blindfold in order to experience the world the way they do? I know, it's a strange thought. I doubt anyone would ever do something to their child for such a silly reason, right? I mean, who would have a medically unnecessary procedure done to their new born just because their parents did it to them, and they want their kid to be just like them? Oh... wait.

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  2. I brought circumcision up with my now boyfriend on I think the third date. His original response when I asked what he thought about circumcision was, "of course, I think you always should because it's cleaner." Well, a few calm and well states facts later he backed down. Now he is in the early stages of restoring himself.

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    1. Thank you very much for commenting on my post. I'm very glad you were able to calmly convince him. :) I'm not very calm, AFK, when I even Think about this subject. I get so mad I can barely talk, and if I do I'm more likely to scream.

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  3. http://www.udonet.com/circumcision/christian.html

    What the Bible really says about circumcision!

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  4. http://www.thewholenetwork.org/9/post/2011/01/mormon-circumcision.html

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  5. http://www.intacthumanity.org/

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  7. This is about circumcision. It is from the Book of Mormon, therefore it was written and preserved for OUR TIME specifically. There is no disputing this if you have a testimony: 4 And now, my son, I speak unto you concerning that which grieveth me exceedingly; for it grieveth me that there should disputations rise among you...

    6 And now, my son, I desire that ye should labor diligently, that this gross error should be removed from among you; for, for this intent I have written this epistle. 7 For immediately after I had learned these things of you I inquired of the Lord concerning the matter. And the word of the Lord came to me by the power of the Holy Ghost, saying: 8 Listen to the words of Christ, your Redeemer, your Lord and your God. Behold, I came into the world not to call the righteous but sinners to repentance; the whole need no physician, but they that are sick; wherefore, little children are whole, for they are not capable of committing sin; wherefore the curse of Adam is taken from them in me, that it hath no power over them; and the law of circumcision is done away in me. Book of Mormon, Moroni, Chapter 8

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  8. Feel free to use this list of links i put together for educating people

    Circumcision myths:
    http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/moral-landscapes/201109/myths-about-circumcision-you-likely-believe

    Circumcision is unethical and violates the hippocratic oath to First, Do No Harm
    http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/moral-landscapes/201109/circumcision-ethics-and-economics

    Circumcision methods (graphic)
    http://www.mothersagainstcirc.org/plastibell.htm

    Circumcision complications
    http://ripe-tomato.org/2013/02/16/cock-ups-happen/

    More on complications
    http://www.mothersagainstcirc.org/botch.htm

    50 reasons to not circumcise:
    http://9davids.blogspot.com/2010/11/50-reasons-to-leave-it-alone.html?m=1

    Are you FULLY informed?
    http://www.drmomma.org/2010/01/are-you-fully-informed.html?m=1

    Circumcision does NOT prevent UTI's
    http://www.mothersagainstcirc.org/uti.htm

    Do you know the purpose/functions of the foreskin?
    http://www.drmomma.org/2009/09/functions-of-foreskin-purposes-of.html?m=1

    The pain of circumcision lasts a life time
    http://www.drmomma.org/2011/04/is-pain-of-circumcision-truly-brief.html?m=1

    A list of everything lost when a boy is circumcised & the impact it has:
    http://www.norm.org/lost.html

    How circumcision affects sex:
    http://www.sexasnatureintendedit.com/

    Over 80% of men in the world are not circumcised
    http://www.mothersagainstcirc.org/majority.htm

    If you are Christian, circumcision is not biblical!
    http://www.udonet.com/circumcision/christian.html

    Many jews are against circumcision too!
    Http://www.jewsagainstcircumcision.com/

    If your doctor says your son has phimosis, dont listen!
    http://www.drmomma.org/2010/01/phony-phimosis-diagnosis.html?m=1

    Did you know routine infant circumcision KILLS over 117 babies a year? Do you really want to risk your sons life?
    http://www.circumstitions.com/death.html

    Babies go in to shock when circumcised
    http://www.drmomma.org/2011/03/he-didnt-cry-babies-in-shock.html?m=1

    The plastibell lie:
    http://www.drmomma.org/2012/03/plastibell-lie.html?m=1

    Circumcision increases breastfeeding complications
    http://www.drmomma.org/2009/12/effects-of-circumcision-on.html?m=1

    Some videos to watch:
    Circumcision video
    http://www.givingbirthnaturally.com/circumcision-video.html

    Circumcision Bullshit by Penn & Teller
    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=416_1218124584

    Joe Rogan (of Fear Factor) discusses circumcision
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ib224baWjI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    Snip-Snip (documenrary)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KPmGS3sRok&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    Child Circumcision: An Elephant In The Hospital
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ceht-3xu84I&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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  9. It is illegal in the USA since FGM was banned in 1996, because of the 14th Amendment which guarantees equality under the law.

    http://mgmbill.org/usfgmlaw.htm
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourteenth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution

    CAPTA defines child abuse, which RIC clearly is.

    http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/resource/capta2003

    There is a UN treaty on a child's rights which this violates.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convention_on_the_Rights_of_the_Child

    It is a violation of basic human rights, and sexual discrimination to base the law on gender.

    http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/
    http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/sex.cfm

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