Should I Circumcise? The Pros and Cons of Infant Circumcision




New to the subject of infant circumcision and the benefits of the prepuce (foreskin)? The following are resources many families have found useful when looking at the subject for the first time. They are meant to be a starting point into deeper investigation and further research that is widely available today. If you only have a short period of time to spend on this topic, a blue star marks films with physicians' statements who are in practice today, as well as medical professionals' materials.

★ Functions of the Foreskin: http://www.DrMomma.org/2009/09/functions-of-foreskin-purposes-of.html

★ Foreskin and its 16+ Functions (not 'just skin'): http://www.SavingSons.org/2015/09/foreskin-and-its-16-functions-not-just.html

★ Intact vs. Circumcised: A Significant Difference in the Adult Penis: http://www.DrMomma.org/2011/08/intact-or-circumcised-significant.html

Why did circumcision start as we now know it in the U.S.? Hear from some original doctors on the matter:
A Brief History in Physicians' Own Wordshttp://www.DrMomma.org/2007/05/circumcision-brief-history-in.html
Circumcision to Reduce Men's Pleasurehttp://www.SavingSons.org/2012/07/circumcision-to-reduce-mens-sexual.html

★ Are there medical benefits to circumcision? Read national medical statements from around the world: http://www.DrMomma.org/2014/08/medical-organization-position.html

Physicians' thoughts within the medical field todayFB.com/IntactCare
• Notably, Dr. Morton Frisch: Time for U.S. Parents to Reconsider the Acceptability of Infant Male Circumcisionhttps://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/time-for-us-parents-to-reconsider-the-acceptability-of-infant-male-circumcision_b_7031972.html
• Peer reviewed research (studies published in medical journals): http://www.DrMomma.org/2007/01/circumcision-studies.html

Well researched BOOKS written on the subject:
Marked in Your Fleshhttps://amzn.to/2ONyB34
Circumcision: A Historyhttps://amzn.to/2vkxwrk
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Circumcisionhttps://amzn.to/2O8R5d5
Doctors Re-examine Circumcisionhttps://amzn.to/2OdfSwN
Circumcision, The Hidden Traumahttps://amzn.to/2OcqWKt
Circumcision Exposedhttps://amzn.to/2viVpQ7
The Foreskin and Why You Should Keep Ithttps://amzn.to/2M4qiBl
Circumcision: A Jewish Perspectivehttps://amzn.to/2AJju7C
Celebrating Brit Shalomhttps://amzn.to/2nc0eWN

 VIDEO: Dr. Ryan McAllister Georgetown University video lecture, Elephant in the Hospital (also included on DVD in the Saving Our Sons Info Pack): http://www.library.georgetown.edu/gelardin/showcase/entries/circumcision-elephant-hospital

 VIDEO: Dr. Christopher Guest, Circumcision: The Whole Story: http://youtu.be/SeAXantm4tE

VIDEO: Whose Body, Whose Rights? Award-winning circumcision documentary: http://www.SavingSons.org/2017/01/whose-body-whose-rights-circumcision.html

VIDEO: The Real Reason You're Circumcised from College Humor: Collegehumor.com/video/6966989/the-real-reason-youre-circumcised

VIDEO: Penn & Teller: Bullsh*t Circumcision Episode: http://www.SavingSons.org/2013/03/happy-birthday-penn-jillette.html

★ Intact Care: Drmomma.org/2009/06/how-to-care-for-intact-penis-protect.html
Circumcision Care: Nocirc.org/publish/pamphlet5.html

The two most common forms of circumcision in North American today: 
• Gomco: http://www.Savingsons.org/2011/01/neonatal-circumcision-video-for.html
• Plastibell: http://www.DrMomma.org/2009/08/plastibell-infant-circumcision.html [Note that Plastibell is the type of circumcision most often mistakenly referred to as a 'no-cutting' or 'no-blood' method.]

Outcome Statistics (Circumcised vs. Intact): http://www.DrMomma.org/2010/01/cut-vs-intact-outcome-statistics.html

Men speakhttp://www.SavingSons.org/2017/04/men-speak.html | MenMatterToo.org/men
• Facebook conversations by men: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.487363627949430.115346.166998263319303

Over 250,000 men are restoring some of what was lost to circumcision. It improves sexual pleasure in a wide variety of ways. Google Foreskin Restoration and check out any of these resources: http://www.Savingsons.org/2009/10/foreskin-restoration.html

Psychology Today article collection: http://Savingsons.org/2011/10/psychology-today-circumcision-series.html

For those with older sons who were circumcised: 
Keeping Future Sons Intact Public Page: FB.com/FutureSons 
Discussion Group: FB.com/groups/FutureSons
Articles written by those with circumcised sons: http://www.DrMomma.org/2010/05/i-circumcised-my-son-healing-from.html 

What does this have to do with WOMEN? 
• Sex As Nature Intended It: SexAsNatureIntendedIt.com
  Book by same title: https://amzn.to/2AEyUde
• How Male Circumcision Impacts Your Love Life: http://www.DrMomma.org/2009/10/how-male-circumcision-impacts-your-love.html
• Women's Health and Male Circumcision Resource List: http://www.DrMomma.org/2009/07/how-male-circumcision-impacts-women.html

Faith Considerations on Circumcision
• Resources by/for Jews, Christians, and Muslims: http://www.DrMomma.org/2011/01/faith-considerations-on-circumcision.html
• For Jews - Intact Jewish Network
• For Muslims - Intact Muslim Network 

HIV/AIDS and the African Trials: http://www.DrMomma.org/2014/01/hiv-aids-circumcision-resources.html

50 Reasons to Leave it Alone: http://www.DrMomma.org/2010/11/50-reasons-to-leave-it-alone.html 

If you'd like to join a community of parents (many with both circumcised and intact sons) to ask questions while making your decision, you are welcome to the Intact: Healthy, Happy, Whole group. Everyone is welcome to this safe-space, non-venting community group. The Saving Our Sons Community Group is for those who are already pro-intact advocates, and families raising intact sons.


For Sharing

★ The Info Pack (includes a DVD with several videos and full length articles); the smaller Expecting Pack; Postcards for a Friend; or have a professional exchange online correspondence via email or Facebook message by writing to SavingSons(at)gmail.com

Informational items (cards, stickers, bracelets, etc.): Etsy.com/shop/SavingOurSons

Questions? 
Please feel free to email SavingSons(at)gmail.com any time. Several clinicians volunteer time to field questions, and if we're not able to answer, we'll seek out a place to go for further information.

If you find these resources to be of use, please help support Saving Our Sons and work we do. We continue solely by volunteers' time and generosity. See current needs at: http://www.SavingSons.org/p/sponsor-son-waiting-list.html or give directly: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=VQSSUQFGLFZXQ



The Penis: Sex Education 101 with Marilyn Milos









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12 INTACT Days of Christmas




12 INTACT Days of Christmas!
Words by Danelle Day

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On the First Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 

A Happy, Healthy INTACT Baby!

On the Second Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 

Two Info Packs
And a Happy, Healthy INTACT Baby!

On the Third Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 

Three Baby Expos,
Two Info Packs
And a Happy, Healthy INTACT Baby!

On the Fourth Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 

Four Parents Listening,
Three Baby Expos,
Two Info Packs
And a Happy, Healthy INTACT Baby!

On the Fifth Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 

Five Restoration Devices!
Four Parents Listening, 
Three Baby Expos,
Two Info Packs
And a Happy, Healthy INTACT Baby!

On the Sixth Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 

Six Men Taking Down Morris,
Five Restoration Devices!
Four Parents Listening, 
Three Baby Expos,
Two Info Packs
And a Happy, Healthy INTACT Baby!

On the Seventh Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 

Seven GA Laws Passed,
Six Men Taking Down Morris,
Five Restoration Devices!
Four Parents Listening,
Three Baby Expos,
Two Info Packs
And a Happy, Healthy INTACT Baby!

On the Eighth Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 

Eight AAP Changes,
Seven GA Laws Passed,
Six Men Taking Down Morris,
Five Restoration Devices!
Four Parents Listening,
Three Baby Expos, 
Two Info Packs
And a Happy, Healthy INTACT Baby! 

On the Ninth Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 

Nine Stores to Card,
Eight AAP Changes,
Seven GA Laws Passed,
Six Men Taking Down Morris,
Five Restoration Devices!
Four Parents Listening,
Three Baby Expos,
Two Info Packs
And a Happy, Healthy INTACT Baby!

On the Tenth Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 

Ten Foreskin-Friendly Docs,
Nine Stores to Card,
Eight AAP Changes,
Seven GA Laws Passed,
Six Men Taking Down Morris,
Five Restoration Devices!
Four Parents Listening,
Three Baby Expos,
Two Info Packs
And a Happy, Healthy INTACT Baby! 

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 

Eleven Demonstrators,
Ten Foreskin-Friendly Docs,
Nine Stores to Card, 
Eight AAP Changes,
Seven GA Laws Passed,
Six Men Taking Down Morris,
Five Restoration Devices!
Four Parents Listening,
Three Baby Expos,
Two Info Packs
And a Happy, Healthy INTACT Baby! 

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 

Twelve Sons Now Saved,
Eleven Demonstrators, 
Ten Foreskin-Friendly Docs,
Nine Stores to Card, 
Eight AAP Changes, 
Seven GA Laws Passed,
Six Men Taking Down Morris,
Five Restoration Devices!
Four Parents Listening,
Three Baby Expos,
Two Info Packs
And a Happy, Healthy INTACT Baby! 

"If boys were meant to have foreskin, we'd be born with it" onesie from Made By Momma

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Ask for an Etsy Gift Card & Stock Your Baby-Saving Stash!


Need stocking stuffer or small gift ideas to request from friends and family this holiday season? Let them know you'd love an Etsy Gift Card and you can put it to use throughout the New Year on all the baby-saving goodies and intact awareness items! It's one way to make even those not-so-pro-intact relatives' gifts count toward an intact future! :)

❤️ Etsy's Gift Cards: https://www.etsy.com/giftcards

❤️ Saving Our Sons' materials: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SavingOurSons

For personal requests you're welcome to message SOS on Etsy, or email SavingSons@gmail.com

Please Help Purchase SavingSons (.) com


UPDATE: A sincere thank you to Kirk and each individual who contributed toward this domain acquisition! We have made the needed goal and will be completing the purchase during the week of December 9th. Again, thank you for helping to see that both SavingSons.org and SavingSons.com are secure! It means the world to us to know that so many of you value the work we pour our hearts, resources, and time into for the sake of the next generation of boys and the men they become.

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Please join with us in the mission to purchase the SavingSons(.)com domain!

Please help in any way you are able, and invite fellow intactivist friends to do the same, so that this domain is secured forever going into the intact and well-informed future!

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?

(1) .com directs people more heavily in Google searches than .org, leading more people to intact information

(2) mistyping .com instead of .org would not make a difference as both would lead expecting families to pro-intact materials

(3) SavingSons(.)com would be secure from being bought out by someone with the intent to misdirect/confuse expecting families with pro-cutting information

(4) the numbers of people Saving Our Sons is able to reach would be even greater = more babies saved from forced genital cutting, more future adults enjoying the intact bodies they were meant to have for a lifetime!



We will keep the fundraising image updated above,
and also keep updates pinned at the main Saving Our Sons Facebook page

By mail: 
Saving Our Sons 
PO Box 1302 
Virginia Beach, VA 23451 

>>>>>> THANK YOU!!! <<<<<<<<<


WHY DOES THIS DOMAIN COST SO MUCH?

This domain is owned by a company, is considered "premium" and valued at $3295. They are reducing the amount to $2700 for Saving Our Sons to purchase. We've been in negotiations with them for over a week to get this down as much as possible. THANK YOU for helping make this happen!


AMAZON





Shopping Amazon?

You can support the baby-saving efforts of Saving Our Sons in the process! Bookmark this page as your Amazon tab and click through any button here when going to browse and shop. Your entire experience remains the same, and a small percent goes back to SOS.

While this isn't much, it helps to curtail costs of the work of SOS:

• the many maternity and baby expos and events we host throughout the year, solo and with individual Intact Chapters

• awareness raising rallies and educational events, including the upcoming SOS Odyssey, Genital Integrity Awareness Week, and The Grand Intact Stand

• the costs of maintaining a several pro-intact websites, and a positive, proactive online presence, as well as working to re-direct domains that otherwise lead to pro-cutting sites

• getting resources into the hands of families and friends who write to SOS to request intact care or circumcision information materials, and otherwise cannot cover costs

• the 'Do Not Retract' and 'Prevention' physician packs that go out each week to practitioners across the United States and beyond

Thank you for supporting the grassroots work we pour our hearts, time, and resources into!



If you're not an Amazon shopper, but would like to support SOS efforts, please join as an SOS Baby Sponsor: SavingSons.org/p/sponsor-son-waiting-list.html or make a one time gift here.





Mother Loses Baby to SIDS and Cautions Parents to Protect Their Own from Circumcision


The following is a letter to Saving Our Sons:


I want to thank you for all you do in educating people about the cruel and unnecessary act of male genital mutilation. You work to open so many minds on this archaic process built on lies.

I recently lost my second son to SIDS at 24 days old. He was a beautiful healthy baby boy who tragically passed away in his sleep. The medical examiner found absolutely nothing wrong with him. He had an extensive autopsy, and all reports showed nothing wrong.

The hospital I birthed him at kept asking me over and over again if I was going to have him circumcised. Everytime my answer was a clear NO! A day later as I nursed my sweet, perfect baby boy, a nurse came into my room and said, "I am here to take him for his procedure."

I asked, "What procedure?"

She answered, "His circumcision."

I said, "He is NOT being circumcised."

She replied, "Well, he is on the board out in the nurse's station to be circumcised."

I said, "Absolutely not! I don't know who put him on that board but I have clearly stated over and over he is not to be circumcised."

She turned red in the face and apologized. She said someone must have made a mistake.

My point is that a parent has to be diligent in making sure that even though they say NO to genital cutting, that is not done 'by mistake.'

After losing my baby boy I realized that I had to speak up and say something. I am having a difficult time as it is, and if he had suffered that unimaginable pain in his short life I would never be able to live with myself. I just want to warn other mothers and fathers. Some parents send their babies to the nursery to get some rest, and if they take them to circumcise, then the parents would not know until it is too late.

One thing I take solace in is knowing my son never had to experience any suffering, including circumcision. If I had not questioned that nurse he would have been wheeled away to face mutilation that no baby boy deserves.

❤ Audrea


Awareness raising stickers and cards at Etsy

INTACT PUMPKIN PATCH



Have a carved or decorated pumpkin this fall that you're using to spread the message of genital autonomy? We'd love to add your #i2 pumpkin to the patch! Send a picture to SavingSons@gmail.com or message the Saving Our Sons on Facebook. All submissions that include a name/address for mailing will receive a set of Holiday Info stickers (or pick your favorites here) for seed-planting throughout the coming season.

Sampling of photos from past years' Intact Pumpkin Patches















Carving by Andrea in New Hampshire, 2018







carving by Kate

shared by Chris

Stash bowl for trick-or-treaters - complete with #i2 stickers that will be loved and WANTED, those that will open doors to information. Included in this Halloween stash are Pokemon, Wonder Woman, and Carve Pumpkins stickers. Found on Etsy here.

During Halloween 2015, Jonathon Conte, of the Bay Area Intactivists, submitted a photo of the goodie bags he put together to hand out. He wrote, "Not a pumpkin, but it's Halloween advocacy," and added, "Although I don't think anything contained in our Halloween treat bags is inappropriate for children, I just wanted to make it clear that children are not the primary audience for these. The vast majority of people participating in [our local event] are adults." If you are handing out goodies this Halloween, and have an adult audience coming by your house, party, or other event, consider including cards or stickers with your stash. You'll plant seeds of information with a whole new audience.

Circumcision is a trick... Instead, have a treat! Carve pumpkins, not babies.
Intact Houston's Halloween set-up 2016, with Pokemon #i2 stickers on each treat.

Halloween and other themed info cards available at Etsy

By Anthony at Intact Massachusetts

By Brian at Intact Connecticut

By Brittany at Intact Utah

 "It's a dick - not a Jack O'Lantern. You don't have to chop parts off of it to make it look better."
- Joe Rogan on genital cutting (circumcision)

Boys and girls of every age, wouldn't you like to see something strange?
Research circumcision - it's scarier than Halloween!



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