Category: ’Circumcision/Intactivism’

Researching Circumcision, Part 1: What Is the Foreskin?

February 16th, 2010 by Dionna - 24 Comments

Even though infant circumcision is still referred to as a “routine” aspect of newborn care, as many as 46% of expectant parents are not given any information on the procedure by their doctors. (1) What’s worse? Over 82% “of parents in the first six months of their baby boy’s life…

The Locker Room Argument

January 22nd, 2010 by Dionna - 28 Comments

I read a post today by a blogger who is pregnant with a son. She is against circumcision, but her husband is adamantly in favor of it, primarily because he doesn’t want his son to be made fun of for having an intact penis. The “locker room argument” is one…

Our Perfect Son

October 3rd, 2009 by Dionna - 35 Comments

While Kieran hasn’t reached that stage where he has discovered the real joy that is his penis, he is well aware of its existence. He can also distinguish between “boyyyys” and “guuuuls” and is more than happy (at 21 months) to inform a complete stranger that boys have a penis…

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