Friday, December 30, 2016

4 types of female circumcision (FGM)

There are mainly four types of FGM, these are:-
 Type I, also called clitoridectomy: Partial or total removal of the clitoris and/or the prepuce (aka female foreskin).
 Type II, also called excision: Partial or total removal of the clitoris and the labia minora, with or without excision of the labia majora. The amount of tissue that is removed varies widely from community to community.
 Type III, also called infibulation: Narrowing of the vaginal orifice with a covering seal. The seal is formed by cutting and re-positioning the labia minora and/or the labia majora. This can take place with or without removal of the clitoris.
 Type IV: All other harmful procedures to the female genitalia for non-medical purposes, for example: pricking, piercing, incising, scraping or cauterization.

Dr. Jórunn Vidar Valgardsdottir

Dr. Christopher Guest gives some prenatal education

Dr. Christopher Guest discusses the history of circumcision, medical myths surrounding it, and the function and anatomy of the intact penis. This video is a powerful resource tool for prenatal education.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

DANISH RESEARCHERS SHOCKING STUDY: CIRCUMCISION SCARS THE PEE HOLE "URINARY STRICTURE DISEASE (USD) Meatal stenosis is markedly more common in circumcised than genitally intact males, affecting 5–20 per cent of circumcised boys. "By using comprehensive epidemiological data from the Urologic Diseases in America Project, researchers estimated that male USD in the United States is the cause of more than 5000 inpatient visits and approximately 1.5 million office visits per year at an annual cost of approximately US$ 200 million.57 To the best of our knowledge, our study is the first to report on the potential impact of circumcision on the burden of USD beyond the first few days or months of life. "In conclusion, our two-part epidemiological investigation corroborates longstanding clinical knowledge that non-therapeutic circumcision puts boys at markedly elevated relative risk of USD. These findings, combined with clinical evidence that somewhere between 5% and 20% of circumcised boys will eventually develop meatal stenosis, call for a thorough assessment of the burden of urethral troubles and other adverse outcomes after non-therapeutic circumcision of boys." ~Morten Frisch & Jacob Simonsen Published by Elsevier on behalf of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. These findings are consistent with the report that Johns Hopkins Medicine removed from its website last spring after I posted it. " *** Johns Hopkins Medicine REMOVES INCRIMINATING EVIDENCE FROM ITS WEBSITE *** Fortunately the Internet remembers. "Pediatric urologist Ming-Hsien Wang had seen one too many parents with complaints about their child’s “office procedure” to correct meatal stenosis, a common complication of circumcision characterized by a difficult-to-aim urinary stream and painful, prolonged urination due to the development of scar tissue at the urethral meatus and frequent urinary accidents."

1/2 of all American boys are routinely tortured at birth.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Elephant in the hospital

NOT "just a snip"

"I made an educated decision to circumcise my son" rebuttal

David's story

High quality memes designed by David J. Bernstein & YWB


Your Whole baby:

The Masses

"He slept right through it" rebuttal (aka denial)

Russian Roulette

Finish circ rate


Sorry little boy, mommy is a circumsexual

10 leading causes of death by age group (USA)

Free of speech reminder

First Step

2010 NYT article

"My doctor recommended it" rebuttal

Gentle intactivism/Planting seeds after a birth

CIB Plug