Circumcision Myths & Facts





The interactive transcript could not be loaded.


Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on May 3, 2011

https://MamaNatural.com 🔅 http://mamanatural.com/ MYTH: Almost all men are circumcised

- FACT: Not so much. Globally, fewer than a third of all men are circumcised [World Health Organization, 2008].. And in the USA, fewer than half of all boys born in conventional hospitals from 2006-2009 were circumcised.

- MYTH: Circumcision is recommended by doctors and medical associations

- FACT: In 1999, the American Academy of Pediatrics concluded that infant circumcision is not recommended as a routine procedure. The American Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians agree.
Source: "American Academy of Pediatrics: Circumcision Policy Statement". Pediatrics 103 (3): 686--693. March 1999. doi:10.1542/peds.103.3.686. PMID 10049981.

- MYTH: It's just a bit of skin; he won't miss it

- FACT: The prepuce (foreskin) contains about 10,000 super-specialized nerve endings and a few feet of blood vessels. It's important for sex, but it also protects the penis. Trust us, he'll miss it.
Source: "American Academy of Pediatrics: Circumcision Policy Statement". Pediatrics 103 (3): 686--693. March 1999. doi:10.1542/peds.103.3.686. PMID 10049981.

- MYTH: It's easier to take care of a circumcised penis

- FACT: All you have to do with a child's intact penis is leave it alone. As the boy reaches puberty, he'll be able to retract his foreskin and rinse it as necessary. Not a big deal.
Source: http://www.circumstitions.com/Care.html

- MYTH: Circumcision prevents urinary tract infections

- FACT: The studies linking circumcision to lower risk of UTIs are flawed. Here are detailed studies: http://www.cirp.org/library/disease/U...

- MYTH: Circumcision prevents penile cancer

- FACT: In a letter to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Cancer Society stated that it "does not consider routine circumcision to be a valid or effective measure to prevent [penile or cervical] cancers. ...Penile cancer rates in countries which do not practice circumcision are lower than those found in the U.S."
Source: http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/PenileCa...

- MYTH: Intact kids will get teased in the locker room

- FACT: These days nearly 50% of boys nationwide are left intact - so the circumcised boys may be just as likely to get teased.

- FINAL FACT: I'm not here to make judgement. Circumcision is a big decision - and an irreversible one. Do your homework and make the right decision for you and your boy. Pregnant? Check out my baby registry checklist:

Here are all my fav products for natural living:

Curious about the equipment we use to make these videos?



Genevieve Howland, aka Mama Natural
Bestselling author of The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy & Childbirth ➡️ https://amzn.to/2Pf6Pfe
Co-Founder of https://www.mamanatural.com

FB: http://fb.com/MamaNatural
IG: https://www.instagram.com/mamanatural/
Pin: https://www.pinterest.com/mamanatural/

Comments are disabled for this video.
When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next

to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...