Category: ’Circumcision/Intactivism’

The Effects of Circumcision on Newborn Boys

June 10th, 2010 by Dionna - 108 Comments

If you are planning a hospital birth for your son, you should expect hospital staff to approach you at some point in the first day or two after your son is born to ask about circumcision. There are many long-term reasons to leave your son intact,1 but you may not…

May Carnival of Natural Parenting: Role Model

May 11th, 2010 by Dionna - 14 Comments

Welcome to the May Carnival of Natural Parenting: Role model This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have waxed poetic about how their parenting has inspired others, or how others have inspired…

Circumcision and SIDS: Only One of Them Is Preventable

April 27th, 2010 by Dionna - 32 Comments

A new peer-reviewed study found that approximately 117 neonatal boys die each year in the United States from circumcision-related complications. Anesthesia reactions. Stroke. Hemorrhages. Infections. 117 deaths, each year, from a completely elective surgery. ____________________________________________ in comparison 115 neonatal boys die each year from SIDS. The causes of SIDS are…

Profile: Intact America

March 2nd, 2010 by Dionna - 2 Comments

A representative of Intact America contacted me after I posted Researching Circumcision: What is the Foreskin? last month. After emailing back and forth a few times, I decided to profile the organization and spread the word of the good work it is accomplishing. Intact America’s Vision and Mission Intact America…

Researching Circumcision, Part 3: Common Concerns

March 1st, 2010 by Dionna - 4 Comments

This article is the third in a series I am writing to help expectant parents get a jump start on their research about circumcision. Part one discussed the foreskin and its normal, necessary functions. Part two provided information on the procedure itself (what it removes, how it is performed, and…

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