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October 31 2014

surveyork
17:26
A poll showing 74 percent support for banning male circumcision comes as parliament prepares for a new round of political discussion on male circumcision.
surveyork
17:20

TORONTO — Actor Alan Cumming is urging parents of newborn boys to keep the tip.

“I think circumcision is genital mutilation,” Cumming said, in an interview with dot429. “There is a reason you have foreskin.”

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August 22 2014

surveyork
13:21
An unplanned social media campaign using the hashtag “#SinceIWasABoy” has been prevalent on social media with hundreds speaking out against routine circumcision. The campaign came about entirely by accident as a response to another social media campaign that highlighted aspects of gender equality for women.

April 03 2014

surveyork
11:33

Professor Brian Morris of the University of Sydney said infant circumcision should be regarded as equivalent to childhood vaccination, and as such it would be unethical not to routinely offer parents circumcision for their baby boy.

But Professor Kevin Pringle, the Professor of Paediatrics and Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Otago in Wellington, says he found the paper extremely worrying.

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Prof Pringle says the report quotes a more than 20-fold increase in the risk of penile cancer for uncircumcised men, but the figures didn't agree.

"In fact, the incidence of penile cancer in Israel (almost 100 per cent of males circumcised) is about the same as that in Scandinavia (circumcision the exception), suggesting that it is cleanliness, rather than godliness that is important," he said.

Prof Pringle said the authors overestimated the level of cases of two other conditions, phimosis and balanitis, and said 80 per cent of children with phimosis respond to the application of a steroid cream. Only a small percentage needed a circumcision.

Prof Pringle said the comparison with vaccination was inappropriate as most of the diseases for which infants are vaccinated are potentially lethal or produce significant handicap.

"Circumcision is an intervention with significant risks (ignored or minimised by the authors of this paper) to prevent problems that will not develop in the vast majority of males."

Circumcision study questioned - Story - NZ News - 3 News

March 25 2014

surveyork
03:46
Norway’s union of nurses urged the government to ban non-medical circumcision of boys under 15.

October 04 2013

surveyork
18:29

Over 50% of penile nerve endings are removed during a circumcision, including one-hundred percent of the Meissner’s Corpuscles, the unique fine touch nerve receptors found only in fingertips and on the ridged band of the penis.

Mucous membrane exposed to the air for decades does callus.

Many physicians earn sizable compensation for performing circumcisions.

And it is true that your circumcision means that someone surgically altered your body in a permanent way without first having obtained your consent.

March 01 2013

surveyork
13:31
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men circumcised either as children or adults report less intense sexual pleasure and orgasm than their uncircumcised counterparts, according to a new study from Belgium.
Male circumcision tied to less sexual pleasure | Reuters
surveyork
13:30
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men circumcised either as children or adults report less intense sexual pleasure and orgasm than their uncircumcised counterparts, according to a new study from Belgium.
Male circumcision tied to less sexual pleasure | Reuters
surveyork
13:29
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men circumcised either as children or adults report less intense sexual pleasure and orgasm than their uncircumcised counterparts, according to a new study from Belgium.
Male circumcision tied to less sexual pleasure | Reuters

November 27 2012

surveyork
21:13
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