What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM): Circumcision: Untold Facts on America's Most Widely Perfomed-and Most Unnecessary-Surgery

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Grand Central Publishing, Sep 1, 2002 - Health & Fitness - 320 pages
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This guide aims to explode the myths and misinformation about circumcision in an accessible, easy-to-read format. After describing the anatomy of the penis, the book explains the procedure, describes the risks associated and debunks the six most common reasons doctors will give when recommending it.
 

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Reinforced what I already knew. It's plain damn wrong to remove a functional healthy organ from a human child of any sex without their consent. I learned a few more facts along the way as well. Not sure what the lady is rattling on about because she isn't specific. Sounds more like a very rudely awakened person who refuses to accept the facts in this book and the real world where people with a penis aren't forced into genital mutilation that leaves them robbed of pleasure, protection and function.
Seriously, if you're denying things after this book, you need a grand wake up slap for all the children's trauma you advocate for. They don't forget. They get on to be mutilated and regretful adults. This isn't about YOU, seriously.
IT'S ABOUT THE FUTURE. CHILDREN. WHO WILL BECOME ADULTS.
 

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Excellent info and about time someone wrote honestly and scientifically about genital cutting and its subsequent mal effects and damage.. The truth about genital cutting is more important than religious and cultural biases .

Contents

The most common questions parents ask about circumcision
The Functions of the Foreskin
What Happens to a Baby During a Circumcision?
Proven Complications and Risks of Circumcision
Disadvantages of Circumcision
Circumcision in Religion
The History of Circumcision
Are There Medical Benefits to Routine Circumcision?
The Care of Your Sons Intact Penis
Afterthoughts
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Paul M. Fleiss was born in Detroit, Michigan on September 8, 1933. He trained as a pharmacist and osteopath. He moved to Los Angeles after a law was passed in California in the early 1960s allowing an osteopath to convert to an M.D. degree. He took his residency in pediatrics at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. He pleaded guilty in 1995 to conspiring to hide profits made by his daughter, convicted "Hollywood madam" Heidi Fleiss. He was sentenced to three years' probation, 625 hours of community service and a fine of $50,000. He was the author or co-author of several books including Sweet Dreams, Your Premature Baby Comes Home with Juliette M. Alsobrooks, and What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Circumcision with Frederick M. Hodges. He was still practicing medicine when he died on July 19, 2014 at the age of 80.

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