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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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Our tips can turn discomfort into power

"What's done to children, they will do to society."

Karl Menninger, psychiatrist

"Parents do not know what they are choosing, and physicians do not feel what they are doing."

Ronald Goldman, Ph.D., author

"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."

Justin Call, M.D., pediatrician

"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."

Paul Fleiss, M.D., pediatrician

"In this case, the old dictum 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it' seems to make good sense."

Eugene Robin, M.D., professor

"A whole life can be shaped by an old trauma, remembered or not."

Lenore Terr, M.D., child psychiatrist

"If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children."

Mahatma Gandhi

"We are interconnected. When a baby boy's sexuality is not safe, no one's sexuality is safe."

Ronald Goldman, Ph.D., author

Selected Media Interviews  (total number over 200)

ABC Radio News
CBS Radio News
NPR, "All Things Considered"
NPR, "Talk of the Nation"
Talk America Radio
Associated Press
United Press International
Fox TV News
W5, CTV, Canadian national television
WMTW TV Portland, ME
WSBK TV News, Boston
WBZ TV News, Boston
WHDH TV News, Boston
Discover Channel
U.S. News & World Report
Scientific American
Parenting Magazine
Natural Health
Men's Health
Men's Fitness
New York Magazine
Radio Health Journal
In These Times
Chicago Tribune
Radio America
Miami Herald
New York
Ladies Home Journal
American Medical News
Washington Post
New York Daily News
Wall Street Journal
Boston Globe
Boston Metro
Philadelphia Inquirer
St. Louis Post Dispatch
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Montreal Gazette
Toronto Sun
Canada Globe and Mail
Chicago Sun Times
Dallas Morning News
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Religion News Service
Ha'aretz (Israel)
Jewish Monthly
Forward (New York)
Jerusalem Post
Jewish Advocate (Boston)
Detroit Jewish News
Jerusalem Report
Baltimore Jewish Times
Jewish Exponent (Philadelphia)
Cleveland Jewish News
Jewish Chronicle of Pittsburgh
Los Angeles Jewish Journal

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