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    Sadly, there is no “opting out” when it comes to infant circumcision
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    Denouncing German decision to keep Male Genital Mutilation of children legal, Clitoraid asks U.N. to ban childhood Genital Mutilation worldwide for both genders
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    Will you sign the petition to age-restrict circumcision?
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NOCIRC of Southern Nevada is dedicating to educating people in the community about the risks of circumcision. Our goal is to be a well-rounded source of information to help parents make the best decision regarding circumcision.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Infant Circumcision (7)

If my son isn’t circumcised, won’t he be teased?

Raising an intact boy should include empowering him to compassionately respond to anyone who might ever tease him about being normal and whole.

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Why is the foreskin there?

The foreskin comprises as much as half or more  of the penile skin system and has three known  functions: protective, sensory, and sexual. During infancy, the foreskin is attached to the glans and protects it from urine, feces, and  abrasion from diapers. Throughout life, the  foreskin keeps the glans soft and moist and  protects it from trauma and injury. Without  this protection, the glans becomes dry, calloused, and desensitized from exposure  and chafing. Specialized nerve endings in the foreskin  enhance sexual pleasure. The foreskin may have functions not yet recognized or understood.

 

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What is circumcision?

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Circumcision is the cutting off of the fold of skin that normally covers and protects the glans of the penis. This double layer of skin, the prepuce, is commonly known as the foreskin.

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How is circumcision done?

Most parents don’t know what is actually  done to a baby when he is circumcised. The  baby is placed spread-eagle on his back on  a board and his arms and legs are strapped  down so that he can’t move. His genitals  are scrubbed and covered with antiseptic.  His foreskin is torn from his glans and slit lengthwise so that the circumcision  instrument can be inserted. Then his foreskin  is crushed and cut off. Most parents who see what is done to a  baby when he is circumcised and how he  reacts decide against circumcision and let  their baby keep his foreskin intact.

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When and why did doctors in the U.S. start circumcising babies?

Doctors in the English-speaking countries started circumcising babies in the mid-1800s to “prevent masturbation,” which was blamed  for causing many diseases, including epilepsy,  tuberculosis, and insanity.  Other reasons have been given since then, but  all of them, including the claim that circumcision prevents cancer of the penis, cancer of  the cervix, and venereal diseases, have been  disproven. We now know that the foreskin is  a normal, sensitive, functional part of the body.

 

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  • “Routine circumcision is not a medical issue or a social issue. It is a sexual issue and a human rights issue.” — Frederick Hodges

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