Friday, September 18, 2009

Circumcision Information

I'm always on the lookout for information on circumcision that I would be comfortable passing on to parents. I think these .pdf documents offer useful information in a neutral, nonthreatening tone. If you work with pregnant women or are pregnant yourself and trying to come to a decision about circumcising, these documents might be helpful.

Infant Circumcision: Some Considerations
10 Reasons Not to Circumcise Your Baby Boy
Myths & Facts About Circumcision
Flawed African Circumcision Trials & US Circumcision Debate

Any other good resources out there on circumcision that you'd like to share? Leave a note!

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3 Comments:

OpenID womantowomancbe said...

It's been a while since I've reviewed them, so I'm not sure how "neutral and non-threatening" these are, but in my right-hand sidebar, I have several links dealing with circumcision, including circumcision.org, Doctors Opposing Circumcision, It's A Boy, NoCirc, and What the Bible really says about infant circumcision, which is great for Christian couples who feel like circumcision is a Christian mandate, simply because it was in the Old Testament.

-Kathy

September 18, 2009 at 8:12 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

I'm a doula, and these are all great resources!

I do have a couple to add.

For Jewish parents,

jewishcircumcision.org
jewsagainstcircumcision.org

(especially the "Counseling Couples in Disagreement" link)

For Muslim parents

http://www.quran.org/khatne.htm
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=37736989287

Also, NOCIRC of Colorado has excellent materials that can be printed off
http://www.coloradonocirc.org/pamphlets.php

I realize the Muslim links are not exactly that polished, but I do think it's important for people to know they are not alone, even if the the group is a little informal.

September 18, 2009 at 10:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another Circumcision Resource Page designed for expectant parents is at: http://www.icgi.org/birth_care_providers.htm

September 19, 2009 at 12:45 PM  

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