Any time the issue of FGM (female genital mutilation) hits the news in the United States, people typically respond with revulsion. Follow the discussion about this issue far enough and you’re also likely to come across the idea that FGM is wrong, and *male* children should not have their genitals cut either (“male circumcision”, referred
Christians believe human beings are one of God’s creations, and He created them very good. This is one truth to start with: God designed our bodies and that design is very good. The foreskin is part of God’s design for our genitals, and the foreskin is also very good. Humans are made in God’s image and therefore
Doctor in Michigan on Trial for Performing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) In April 2017, Dr. Jumana Nagarwala was arrested and charged with with cutting the genitals of several girls at a clinic in Livonia, Michigan. Others were also charged with assisting her. The girls’ parents sought out this procedure for religious and cultural reasons. Some
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When Nick and Eva learned their family was growing, they were over the moon, and honestly, a little overwhelmed too. When they told their pastor the news a few weeks later he said “Congratulations! I will be praying for you and your little one.” Later, they sheepishly admitted to each other that they had not
Many parents tell us they chose to circumcise their child so that he won’t have to have it done as an adult. Let’s set ethical arguments about pain, consent, divine design, etc. aside for now. Let’s just look at the math. What are the odds that your son will actually need to have a circumcision later? According to
“My gut said no, but everyone and everything else said yes. When he was brought back, he was an entirely different baby.” I am a regret mom. I allowed my doctor to torture my son so that he could make a profit, and I will never forgive myself. “Research” I “researched” circumcision when I was pregnant.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Since the release of this blog post, the AAP’s 2012 Circumcision Policy Statement has lapsed and has not been replaced. As the AAP states, “All policy statements from the American Academy of Pediatrics automatically expire 5 years after publication unless reaffirmed, revised, or retired at or before that time.” Speculation as to why
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