Dr. Paul Fleiss, Pediatrician, on Circumcision


In more than 50 years of pediatric practice, I have never seen a single, legitimate medical reason for foreskin amputation -- never, not one! I think we have been lied to by a lot of people in the medical business, and we politely accepted what they said as fact. -Paul Fleiss, M.D.

Additional words of wisdom from Dr. Fleiss:

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Circumcision (book): http://astore.amazon.com/savingsons.org-20/detail/0446678805
(Kindle): http://astore.amazon.com/savingsons.org-20/detail/B000FA5TTC

Protect Your Intact Son: Expert Medical Advice for Parents When Your Doctor Says to Circumcise: http://www.drmomma.org/2009/08/protect-your-uncircumcised-son-expert.html

The Case Against Circumcision: http://www.drmomma.org/2009/11/case-against-circumcision.html 

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

Circumcision and Christianity: http://www.drmomma.org/2009/10/circumcision-christianity.html

Remembering Paul Fleiss (by Dr. Jay Gordon): http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jay-gordon/dr-paul-fleiss-5-decades-in-pediatrics_b_5604011.html


Most parents want what is best for their baby. Wise parents listen to their hearts and trust their instinct to protect their baby from harm. The experience of the ages has shown that babies thrive best in a trusting atmosphere of love, gentleness, respect, acceptance, nurturing and intimacy. Circumcision wounds and harms the baby, and the person the baby will become. Parents who respect their son's wholeness are bequeathing to him his birthright - his body, perfect and beautiful in its entirety. -Paul Fleiss, M.D.

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Happy Father's Day! #DadsSavingSons



Have a special baby-saving dad in your life? Each year we celebrate some fathers who really made a difference in the life of another (2013; 2014). This is your chance to celebrate a dad and genital autonomy advocate you know and love ~ and maybe have him win a little something in the process. Saving Our Sons invites you to share a picture and brief story of the father you know who stands up for the basic human right of genital autonomy. Email to SavingSons@gmail.com and we will add the son-saving dad in your life to the Real Men Save Babies album. On Father's Day we will be drawing 10 winners from among submissions who will each be able to select an advocacy bracelet, button, or info cards set of their choice (http://www.savingsons.org/p/info-cards.html). Thank you to all the men and their loved ones this Father's Day who are making sure the next generation grows up with all they were born to have. ❤

If you would like to donate to Saving Our Sons in honor of the special man in your life, we invite you to do so here or by sending to:

Saving Our Sons
P.O. Box 1302
VA Beach, VA 23451

SOS operates exclusively on a volunteer and donation basis, and we work hard to be at every baby and maternity expo across the U.S. that we are able to fund; to meet with thousands of expecting parents each month; to host free classes for expecting families; to daily respond to letters, calls and email in regards to intact care and circumcision cases; to send professional materials to physicians and nursing staff who are known to be retracting babies and children; and to make a positive, pro-intact presence at every event and demonstration we're able to host to ensure this topic stays at the forefront of discussion and social change. SOS needs typically outweigh donations, so yours is especially appreciated and will be immediately put to real-life baby-saving use!

2015 Winners
(Drawn at Random.org on Father's Day)
See all submissions at: FB.com/media/set/?set=a.609017385784053.1073741829.166998263319303 
Winners: email SavingSons@gmail.com with your mailing address and choice of wristband, button, cards or stickers.

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View all fathers celebrated at the Real Men Save Babies! album.

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Letters to Chase



We've received an outpouring of email and messages related to Chase and his mother, Heather. Countless individuals have expressed things they'd like to say to Chase one day... the many ways he has had an impact on their lives, their work, their advocacy, their own children - and the babies born to friends or family of those impacted by his story.

We've decided to take up a collection of letters and compile them into a book to give to Heather, so that she can pass this on to Chase when he is older. No matter the outcome of the current battle to protect Chase, to honor his wishes for bodily integrity, and his basic human right to genital autonomy,  his is a situation that has forever changed the lives of many. One day he may wish to know how those watching, hoping, praying, and fighting for him were feeling at this point. He may need to know that every unjust thing he was put through (the repeated 'inspections' of his normal genitals by clinicians is horrific enough), was not entirely in vain. 

If Chase and his story has impacted you in some fashion, we invite you to write to him. We'll publish a small number of letters (with authors' permission) here to serve as examples, and give all in bound copy to Heather. You may wish to tell Chase: 

1) How you learned about him and his situation.
2) How his life, and his case, has impacted you, or those you know. 
3) The many ways you've watched Heather fight to protect her son in the most heroic of means. 
4) Wishes for him now, and in the future. 

Send your letter to SavingSons@gmail.com - email addresses will not be shared; only the name with which you sign your letter. To be included, letters must be received by July 1, 2015. 

Event page on Facebook: FB.com/events/1862593377299590/

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"He won't even remember being circumcised..."




"He won't even remember being circumcised..." It is a common myth heard in North America today. And yet, evidence strongly suggests otherwise.

Circumcision Pain and Memory Retention: A Resource List

Babies Remember Circumcision Pain: http://www.drmomma.org/2009/11/babies-remember-circumcision-pain.html

Are There Long-Term Consequences of Pain in Newborn or Very Young Infants? (Journal of Perinatal Education): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1595204/

MRI Studies: The Brain Remembers Circumcision: http://www.drmomma.org/2009/10/mri-studies-brain-permanently-altered.html

Neonatal Circumcision and Pain Response During Routine 4 to 6 Month Vaccination (Pediatric Research): http://www.nature.com/pr/journal/v41/n4s/full/pr19971248a.html

The Impact of Neonatal Circumcision: Implications for Doctors of Men's Experiences in Regressive Therapy (by Robert Clover Johnson): http://primal-page.com/neonatal.htm

Avoiding the Cobra Pose: Boys, Yoga, and Circumcision: http://www.drmomma.org/2009/06/avoiding-cobra-pose.html

Male circumcision: pain, trauma, and psychosexual sequelae (Bond University: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences): http://epublications.bond.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1036&context=hss_pubs

Circumcision Nightmares (Bonobo3D Video Interview): https://youtu.be/P-mngp8mrNg

I-Function, Pain and Memory (Beth Varadian): http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb/neuro/neuro99/web2/Varadian.html

Is the Pain of Circumcision Truly 'Brief'? http://www.drmomma.org/2011/04/is-pain-of-circumcision-truly-brief.html

Pain and its Effects in the Human Neonate and Fetus (New England Journal of Medicine): http://www.cirp.org/library/pain/anand/

Long Term Adverse Effects of Circumcision (Doctors Opposing Circumcision): http://www.doctorsopposingcircumcision.org/DOC/statement06.html

My Story of Ritual Abuse: http://www.drmomma.org/2009/12/my-story-of-ritual-abuse.html

Memories of My Infant Circumcision (Restoring Tally): http://restoringtally.com/blog/2012/05/memories-of-my-infant-circumcision

Infant Pain Impacts Adult Sensitivity: http://www.drmomma.org/2009/10/infant-pain-impacts-adult-sensitivity.html

Do Babies Remember Trauma? The Psychology and Neurobiology of Early Trauma: http://supportingchildcaregivers.com/2011/10/07/do-babies-remember-trauma-the-psychology-and/

The Effectiveness of Anesthesia for Circumcision Pain: http://www.drmomma.org/2008/11/the-effectiveness-of-anesthesia-for.html

Frail and Broken: Painful Memories of My Son's Circumcision, and How it Changed Him: http://www.savingsons.org/2014/01/frail-and-broken-painful-memories-of-my.html

19 Year Study Finds Autism Higher Among Boys Circumcised at Birth; Trauma at Birth Impacts Neurology: http://www.drmomma.org/2015/01/19-year-study-finds-autism-higher-among.html

Therapy Uncovers Circumcision Trauma (Bonobo3D Video Interview): https://youtu.be/n5NDYG6w2eA

Too Young to Remember: http://www.circinfosite.com/43.html

Do Men 'Remember' Circumcision Pain? (MenWeb): http://www.menweb.org/circtom.htm

Babies Remember Pain - Dr. David Chamberlain: https://birthpsychology.com/journals/volume-3-issue-4/babies-remember-pain

Babies Remember Birth; The Significance of Birth Memories; and more by Dr. David Chamberlain: https://birthpsychology.com/person/david-b-chamberlain


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SOS Tshirts!

The following shirts are those we have remaining at Saving Our Sons. Note that these t-shirts run big.

Additional advocacy shirts, rompers and onesies may be found by visiting Made By Momma's Intact Awareness Shophttp://madebymomma.spreadshirt.com/intact-awareness-C46978

Further advocacy items are at the Info Cards+ tab at the top of SavingSons.org: http://www.savingsons.org/p/info-cards.html

SOS Tshirt
While supplies last. Indicate size: Small, Medium, Large, XL in notes.
*Note: these shirts run big
Remaining: 1-S, 1-M, 3-L
$10
REQUEST HERE
includes US shipping; international: add $7

Property of SOS TShirt
While supplies last - indicate L or XL in notes.
*Note: these shirts run big
Remaining: 1-L, 3-XL
$10
REQUEST HERE
includes US shipping; international add $7

PRIDE Intact Info Items!


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Pride events across the nation are the perfect opportunity for genital autonomy advocates to become involved in seed-planting of intact info and boosting awareness of the normal male body. Advocates can host a booth (if interested, become involved in your local Intact Chapter, or ask others to join in this venture), organize a body of marchers for a Pride parade, or simply attend with a little foreskin-friendly stash of materials to hand out at your local event.

We've had monumental fun sharing information in this fashion from coast to coast, and here highlight some of the items you are welcome to use/download/print/order for your own Pride event. You'll meet many friendly people, and impact oodles of hearts and minds for genital autonomy along the way.  If there is something you'd like to see designed for your next event, please email. We'd love to help you out!

Materials can be ordered in three ways:

1) via PayPal with the links below, or sent to SavingSons@gmail.com for multiple items
2) via email with credit card
3) via check/cash/money order in the mail to:

Saving Our Sons
P.O. Box 1302
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

PRIDE BUNDLE
During the month of June many advocates host or attend Intact Booths at Pride events. This little stash is perfect for displaying a foreskin-positive message and planting seeds of information along the way.  Additional items fitting for Pride events can be viewed here.

Includes shipping in the U.S.
(please add $3 for international shipping)
$7 = 1 set (25 stickers, 1 button, 1 band)
$14 = 2 sets (50 stickers, 2 buttons, 2 bands)
$18 = 3 sets (75 stickers, 3 buttons, 3 bands)
$22 = 4 sets (100 stickers, 4 buttons, 4 bands)
Add to any bundle:
$3 per extra set of stickers (25)
$2 per extra band
$1 per extra button

or via email to SavingSons@gmail.com for multiple items

Foreskin Feels Fabulous Stickers
2x2 in size
25 = $3
50 = $5
100 = $10
200 = $20
add $5 per 50 extra
REQUEST HERE
or via email for additional items SavingSons@gmail.com
Additional Stickers: SavingSons.org/2016/02/intact-info-stickers.html

Foreskin Facts / Circumcision Stats Postcards
$3 = set of 15 
$6 = set of 30
$10 = set of 50
$20 = set of 100
or via note with other items to SavingSons@gmail.com

Penis Postcards
$3 = Set of 15
$6 = Set of 30
$10 = Set of 50
$20 = set of 100
 REQUEST HERE
or via note with other items to SavingSons@gmail.com


PRINTABLE POSTCARDS:
Print the following PENIS or SEX cards as 3x5 front/back postcards on rainbow paper, card stock, or in various colors. Some choose to print the PENIS cards on blue, and the SEX cards on red card stock. Email SavingSons@gmail.com to request the file with your local Intact Chapter's name in the large box at the bottom back.

Sensual Cards:
25 - $3
50 - $6
100 - $10
200 - $20
500 - $45
or via note with other items to SavingSons@gmail.com


 Lost & Found Cards
25 - $3
50 - $6
100 - $10
200 - $20
500 - $45
or via note with other items to SavingSons@gmail.com


 Restoration Cards
25 - $3
50 - $6
100 - $10
200 - $20
500 - $45
or via note with other items to SavingSons@gmail.com


HIV/AIDS Info Cards
25 - $3
50 - $6
100 - $10
200 - $20
500 - $45
or via note with other items to SavingSons@gmail.com

 Intact & Circumcised Adult Postcards
$3 = set of 15 
$6 = set of 30
$10 = set of 50
$20 = set of 100
REQUEST HERE
or via note with other items to SavingSons@gmail.com

Foreskin is Fabulous!

❤ My Foreskin

❤ Foreskin
**1-inch thick bands are $5 each**

Coming Soon: 
INTACT PRIDE!
1-inch thick rainbow bracelet
available June 7th

❤ ALL of Me! 
(small sized - for kids at Pride)

Not Your Body? Not Your Choice!

Standard bracelets include shipping and are cheaper (by weight/bulk) when shipped together: 
1 = $5
2-11 = $3 each
12+ = $2 each



Rainbow Durex brand condoms
(with stickers - 1 per condom below)
Condoms are free while supply lasts with stickers (below) & shipping costs
25 rainbow condoms with stickers = $6 
*very limited supply remaining and Durex has discontinued the rainbow packaging



Stickers can be placed on:
*condoms
*water bottles
*suckers
*bite sized candy bars or treats if you have a cooler (Pride events can take place in hot weather!)
bubbles containers (cheap in the bridal aisle at Walmart)
*chapstick
*Calmoseptine samples (request from SOS - perfect ointment for any rash/redness/irritation - intact or circumcised, child or adult)
*home-printed info cards
*index note cards with a paper-hole punched/string - hang from door handles or purse hooks

Rectangle Stickers
$3 = sheet of 18
$4 = sheets of 36
$5 = sheets of 54
$10 = sheets of 108

BUTTONS


❤ My Foreskin

GIAW 2015 Buttons
(Made for Genital Integrity Awareness Week - limited quantity remains)

SIGNS / BANNERS
Note: ordering information for professionally made signs can be found here: http://www.savingsons.org/2007/01/signs-and-banners.html
You are also welcome to download and print any of our signs as your own.







The following signs can come in any color. Order or request by emailing SavingSons@gmail.com


6 foot banner

Facebook cover banner

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