The first intensive exploration of the unrecognized psychological and social aspects of this increasingly controversial American cultural practice. Endorsed by dozens of professionals in psychology, psychiatry, child development, pediatrics, obstetrics, childbirth education, sociology and anthropology.
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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."
"The grandest privilege of those who have the means is to alleviate suffering."
A growing number of men are dissatisfied with their circumcision but are afraid to talk about it. Circumcised men need not feel resigned to their emotional or sexual condition. Individual telephone counseling can give them hope and the resources for meeting their needs. Intact (not circumcised) men may also use counseling to discuss unresolved concerns.
For ParentsSome parents report that if they could take back one decision, it would be their son's circumcision. As the public learns about circumcision, expectant parents are realizing that the issue needs serious attention. Sometimes one spouse wants a son circumcised and the other does not. There is no compromise. This complex and emotional issue can create unwelcome stress. A consultation can assist in alleviating the stress associated with resolving the circumcision issue so that more attention can be given to other birth-related priorities.
A growing number of students are investigating and reporting on circumcision in various ways. Our resources and referrals can facilitate these activities, contribute to a better result, and save valuable time.
Because we do not receive foundation or government support, those who use our services are asked to contribute. Proceeds support our mission of raising awareness about circumcision. If we cannot respond to a particular question, there is no charge. Short answers (maximum 50 words) shall be ten dollars per request. (Unlimited short consultation is available for members only. Fill out the Membership Form to become a member.) Longer responses and telephone counseling shall be billed $25 per quarter hour.
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