January 20, 2009

Genital Amputation is acceptable?

I'm not sure how the conversation got started, by while talking to a very good friend of mine (who I happen to disagree on MOST things - yet still love and respect), the subject of circumcision came up.

It happens he is pro-amputation without consent of babies. Me - not so much.

I attempted to explain that the amputation (read circumcision, if it makes you feel better about it) of baby boys is no longer as common in the U.S. as it once was, but he doubts me.

I told him to learn more about it on the internet,
and also suggestd he check out the American Medical Association's opinion on circumcision.

For some reason, he insisted I read the American Psychological Association's opinion on circumcision. Which is odd since the first result is from 1957 and costs $11.95 to read. (Sorry - I'm not spending that much money for an out dated opinion from anyone).

I'll give the following links for ANYONE to read more about genital amputation/circumcision and allow you to make up your own mind.

Pro and con opinions given. All I can say is that I was NOT asked if I wanted a part of my own body chopped off simply because it was considered the "norm".

AMA search reults for circumcision

Wikipedia article on circumcision

Kid's Health article on circumcision

Circumcision Resource Center

FamilyDoctor.org's article on circumcision

Circumcision Information Resource Pages

Medline Plus' article on circumcision

American Academy on Pediatrics' article on circumcision

World Health Organization's articles on circumcision

You decide if it's right or wrong!


Anonymous said...

I agree 100%. Circumcision is going the way of routine tonsilectomy because more parents are discovering the foreskin has important functions. Not to mention the pain and abuse side of it.

Michael B. Music, S.Q. said...

Grace and Peace,

Good afternoon reader friends,

Beyond going the way of the tonsilectomy, the lobotomy, foot-binding and slave-branding, I would hope routine circumcision goes the way of priestly buggering of acolytes and is explicitly labeled as Child Molestation.

Screw good intentions !

Msgr. Rumpypumpy had those too !

Be well,

Michael B. Music, S.Q.
(415) 431-1905