Penis cut off? This article describes how to replace it. I thought I had it bad by being circumcised and having to restore my foreskin. The guy that had his penis cut off by his upset wife really has it bad.
Man, that’s incredible. I remember reading an article a few years ago about a Russian guy who had a micropenis, and they attached it to the arm first in order to graft more skin onto it. Crazy stuff.
The Human Rights, Law & Ethics Committee of the South Africa Medical Association’s (SAMA) issued a statement that it is unethical and illegal to perform circumcision on infant boys for HIV prevention. The Committee expressed serious concern that not enough scientifically-based evidence was available to confirm that circumcisions prevented HIV contraction and that the public at large was influenced by incorrect and misrepresented information.
Awesome! I hope more organizations will come to realize just how flawed those “Circumcision helps prevent HIV” studies were.
"I’ll never forget the day. February 13, 2007 it was. A close friend and music student of mine just had a baby boy and we were talking over dinner. She was bragging about how perfect he was and during that conversation it came out that he was "intact." Never hearing this term before, I inquired about what that meant. When she explained to me it was the correct term for "uncircumcised" I was horrified! For you see, at the time I was adamantly pro-circumcision, but didn’t have any of the facts. What she went on to tell me that night over dinner changed my perspective on circumcision forever, and changed my life forever…"
Intaction: Colorado becomes 18th State to eliminate Medicaid funding for infant circumcision
Colorado Medicaid Provider Bulletin states “Elimination of Reimbursement for Circumcision Effective for dates of service on or after July 1, 2011, the Department will no longer reimburse claims for circumcision.” Colorado now joins other enlightened states in the US by no longer having the government pay for elective surgery for infant boys. The government should not be paying for any elective surgery, particularly one like male infant circumcision that has the potential of causing lifelong harm by cutting off part of the male’s sex organ.
Thanks to breanna182 for showing me this.
Calling males around the world who have been negatively affected by circumcision:
An international online Survey of Circumcision Harm was launched recently through a grassroots collaboration of Canadian and U.S. volunteers. CircumcisionHarm.info will allow men around the world with access to a computer to document the adverse effects of childhood genital cutting on their health and well-being and to upload photos of their harm. Statistical results from the survey will be publicly viewable at no charge, with specialized filtered reports available to anyone for a nominal fee.
According to the Canadian website, the project was launched “because the medical community has never investigated the long-term adverse physical, sexual, emotional or psychological consequences of infant/childhood circumcision on the health of adult men… due, in part, to many men with such harm not being comfortable enough to speak with others about these issues, or not being given a safe venue in which to document these adverse consequences.”
The surveyors expressed hope that documenting such consequences and making the results publicly accessible “will provide a starting point for dialogue about the long-term adverse consequences of male genital cutting… that will be investigated by medical communities and taken seriously by the wider societies where customs of male childhood genital cutting occur.” The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete.
A critique of a common argument used by critics of the proposed male infant circumcision ban for San Francisco and Santa Monica, California. Critics often claim that it is better to circumcise babies because men will not like to have their sex organs cut as an adult. Duh! The critique is that, generally, adults do not get circumcised in any great numbers. Very few men willingly choose to be circumcised. Why should we do it to baby boys?
"I’m writing this article because this is probably one of the most frequent misconceptions that I encounter. It seems that everyone knows of a child or man who ‘had’ to be circumcised due to a tight foreskin, also known as phimosis. When people hear these stories, most of them do not question the validity of the diagnosis and treatment and simply accept it as, "What had to be done". Could it really be that so many men were designed with such a flaw or is this really just an epidemic of misdiagnosis courtesy of widely foreskin-ignorant medical professionals?
In this article, I will give an overview of the development of the intact male and explain why the diagnosis of phimosis in children and teens is entirely phony. Additionally, I will outline what is true phimosis, its proper treatment, and why our doctors are so confused.”
A fairly new intactivist blog. From its owner:
"Education and critical thinking lead me to intactivism. I hope I can spread knowledge and inspire the same kind of critical thinking in others. I have put together a quick links resource list to help intactivists quickly and easily find helpful links to share in debates, and I’ll be sharing some of my personal thoughts and arguments used regarding the issue of genital integrity
I’m NOT here to pass judgment on parents who made what they thought was the right decision for their son’s health. Our parents and health professionals in the U.S. are one more generation of people duped by the Victorian myths about circumcision, and the continued attempts to justify this practice. I know that no loving parent would choose to harm their child. When we know better, we do better.
Thanks for your time and thanks for saving babies!”