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The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a policy statement that routine circumcision is not medically necessary. Here is AAP's press release about this policy, and an AAP pamphlet "Circumcision Information for Parents".

Circumcision: An International Perspective, A wide-ranging, fact-filled overview that dispels a lot of myths.

The Right to Our Own Bodies, The History of Male Circumcision in the U.S, by Frederick Hodges and Jerry W. Warner, Ph.D.

Circumcision: A Barbaric Practice, A Human Rights Violation, by by J. Steven Svoboda

Myths debunked. American Medical Association journal reports on a study that debunks myths about circumcision. An exclusive MSNBC report.

Circumcision Resources on the Web


 Circumcision Information and Resource Pages

The Circumcision Information and Resource Pages provide information about all aspects of the genital surgery known as circumcision. The Circumcision Reference Library contains technical material, medical and historical articles, and statistics. The Circumcision Information Pages contain a more readable collection of information, suitable for parents and educators. This site also has links to information on the rights of the child, religious issues, and related issues.


"To advance the education of the public in all matters relating to circumcision and other forms of surgical alteration of the genitals, including alternative treatments and offering information and advice on such matters." A comprehensive site of information, for example presenting Christian, Jewish and Islamic perspectives.

Circumcision Information Resource Centre
(version française)

The Circumcision Information Resource Centre is a non-profit organisation located in Montréal, Québec, Canada which provides information about non-religious infant circumcision and related topics, in English and French. The Centre operates the Info-Circ phone line at (514) 844-CIRC (844-2472). In addition, the Centre provides written documentation on request, provides speakers for media engagements or other gatherings, and can give referrals to medical practitioners. The Centre also coordinates monthly self-help groups for men affected by circumcision who are restoring. Their Web site has a wealth of articles and information.

 The Myths and Facts of Circumcision

An article on the BodyWise Web site, The Myths and Facts of Circumcision: More Than Just Skin... by Sao Ricardo. For starters, "According to Dr. George C. Denniston, the Biblical technique of circumcision (designed to fulfill the Covenant with Abraham) removed only tissue that extended beyond the tip of the glans penis (Bris Milah). By first pulling up on the foreskin, then placing a shield, virtually all of the sensitive inner lining was left intact."

 Mothers Against Circumcision

A comprehensive and informative site, with photos, movies and descriptions of circumcision techniques used, how to care for an uncircumcised infant, circumcision and sex, and other topics.

The Men's Resource Network

The Men's Resource Network/ was created by James Bracewell, co-founder of the Orlando Men's Council Florida Men's Resource Center. It has a comprehensive collection of articles and resources on circumcision .

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