Genital Integrity is a basic human right.

A educational blog about routine infant circumcision and intactivism.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

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That's right, genital reduction surgery.

Circumcision removes a part of an infant's penis that would develop into a moveable, double-layered tubular sheath of protective skin about 15 square inches in size (picture a 3x5 index card) containing 3-4 feet of blood vessels, 240 feet of nerves, and tens of thousands of specialized nerve endings. The foreskin protects the sensitive glans throughout life, keeping it soft, supple, and sensitive...just as a woman's hood protects her clitoris. In fact, both the foreskin and the clitoral hood are medically known as the "prepuce". During infancy, the foreskin is fused to the glans in most babies, and protects the urinary opening (meatus) from fecal contamination and ulceration from excessive urine exposure, effectively preventing meatal stenosis-a condition 10% of circumcised boys will develop. Most circumcisions also remove-or at least significantly damage-the frenulum, referred to by many as the 'male g-spot'. The muscular ridged band at the opening of the foreskin is also lost.

Want to learn more?

Check out this video, put together for medical students by Doctors Opposing Circumcision entitled, "The Prepuce":

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Or, N.O.R.M.'s "Lost List" by Gary Harryman


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