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"What's done to children, they will do to society."
"Parents do not know what they are choosing, and physicians do not feel what they are doing."
"In response to circumcision, the baby cries a helpless, panicky, breathless, high-pitched cry!...[or] lapses into a semi-coma. Both of these states...are abnormal states in the newborn."
"Doctors who circumcise are the most resistant to change. They will not admit that they made a critical mistake by amputating an important part of the penis."
"In this case, the old dictum 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it' seems to make good sense."
"A whole life can be shaped by an old trauma, remembered or not."
"If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children."
"We are interconnected. When a baby boy's sexuality is not safe, no one's sexuality is safe."
BOSTON - May 21, 2017 - An article on African circumcisions by Executive Director Ronald Goldman, Ph.D., is published today in an African newspaper, News Ghana. The title is, "Circumcision for HIV Prevention is Harmful, Ineffective, and Tragic." Other articles by Goldman have been published in other African newspapers. According to Goldman, the primarly American-funded campaign to promote and perform circumcisions in Africa is misguided.
Why does Goldman write articles about Africans? "I care about them. Millions of circumcisions will have adverse physical, sexual, and psychological effects on African men and society. Then circumcisions will be forced on children and future generations. We must do what we can to warn them. We must also call on our goverment to stop wasting our money on this harmful practice."
Goldman is the author of Circumcision: The Hidden Trauma and has participated in over 200 media interviews. He also gives lectures and seminars on circumcision and counsels parents and circumcised men.
About CRCThe Circumcision Resource Center is a nonprofit educational organization with the purpose of informing the public and professionals about the practice of male circumcision. Its mission is to raise awareness and facilitate healing. Since 1991, the Center has been a valuable source of male circumcision information for parents and children's advocates; childbirth educators and allied professionals; medical, mental health, and academic people; Jews; and others.