In Memory of the Sexually Mutilated Child
By Quinn Ambriel Baker
"STOP!!" (Cartoon by Steve Breen)
PHOTOGRAPHS [See also POSTERS.]
33 Photographs of the Intact Adult Male Foreskin
Baby being circumcised in U.S. hospital
Baby right after being circumcised
Baby strapped to Circumstraint
CARV (Citizens Against Ritual Violence)
Circumcised baby with bandaged penis
Circumciser tearing baby's foreskin from his glans
Residual penis of adult circumcised when he was a baby (#1)
"Custom will reconcile people to any atrocity."
Foreskin Restoration (Glans Re-covering)
Four-year-old Saudi Arabian boy's penile stump, severed penis, and "successful" reattachment after ritual circumcision
Intact adult penis and circumcised adult penis side by side
Intact boy doll
Mohel sucking blood from baby's penis
Mother embracing son whose glans was destroyed during laser circumcision in Turkey
One Baby's Experience
Six-year-old Muslim boy about to be circumcised
"These crimes will never be forgotten ..."
This is how most males born in the U.S. today are welcomed into the world.
This seven-year-old girl's clitoris has just been cut off.
Three foreskin restorations in progress
The Three Zones of Penile Skin
Tommy Lee Jones with his baby son
Turkish boy being circumcised
"We support nurses who won't circumcise"
"What happens to you here is forever." (Circumciser crushing off
baby's foreskin with Sheldon clamp)
"Circumcise me?" (Open letter to routine infant circumcision advocates Edgar J. Schoen, MD; Gerald N. Weiss, MD; and Thomas E. Wiswell, MD)
Circumcision Policy Statement, American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Circumcision, March 1, 1999
Cover of FACT Magazine July-August 1966
Drawing by Casey Ryan Miller, age 14
The Face of an Unmutilated Child
"I can hold a sign too, Dad"
Is there a connection ... ?
"It may well be that a society's greatest madness seems normal to itself"
"Now do you think it makes no difference?"
"A piece of skin the size of a quarter..."
This is your baby. This is your baby being circumcised. Any questions?
This is your baby. This is your baby on a Circumstraint. Any questions?
"What's done to children, they will do to society" (#1)
"What's done to children, they will do to society" (#2)
"What's done to children, they will do to society" (#3)
Who will protect us from our protectors?
$360,000 Awarded for Botched Circumcision
1999 American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Circumcision -- Circumcision Policy Statement (With More Than 100 Hyperlinks)
Alaska Law Firm Settles Lawsuit With Family of Brain-Damaged Boy
Ari Zighelboim's review of Circumcision, Strictly Speaking, by Gerald N. Weiss, MD, on www.amazon.com
Attorneys for the Rights of the Child Press Release
Baby Boy Steals Circumstraint -- Richard DeSeabra
Circumcision: A History of the World's Most Controversial Surgery -- David L. Gollaher
Circumcision: An American Custom -- Mary Milvitch
Circumcision: An American Health Fallacy -- Edward Wallerstein
Circumcision: An Ethno-Medical Study -- A. Thomas
Circumcision: The Hidden Trauma -- Ronald Goldman, PhD
Circumcision: The Painful Dilemma -- Rosemary Romberg
Circumcision: The Rest of the Story -- Peggy O'Mara, editor
Circumcision: What Every Parent Should Know -- Anne Briggs
Circumcision Exposed: Rethinking a Medical and Cultural Tradition -- Billy Ray Boyd
Decircumcision (Circumcision Practices and Foreskin Restoration Methods) -- Gary M. Griffin
Foreskin Restoration (Uncircumcision) -- Mark Waring
The Joy of Being a Boy -- Elizabeth Noble with Leo Sorger, MD
The Joy of Uncircumcising! -- Jim Bigelow, PhD
Male and Female Circumcision: Medical, Legal, and Ethical Considerations in Pediatric Practice (Procedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Sexual Mutilations, University of Oxford, England, August 5-7, 1998). Edited by George C. Denniston, Frederick Mansfield Hodges, and Marilyn Fayre Milos.
Questioning Circumcision: A Jewish Perspective -- Ronald Goldman, PhD
Routine Circumcision: The Tragic Myth -- Nicholas Carter
Say No to Circumcision! 40 Compelling Reasons -- Thomas J. Ritter, MD, and George C. Denniston, MD
Sex as Nature Intended It
Sexual Mutilations: A Human Tragedy -- George C. Denniston and Marilyn Milos, editors
You Call This Love? The Real Reason Women Don't Like Sex -- Lisa Bisque
Books, Photographs and Videos by John A. Erickson
Call It What It Is: Child Abuse -- Gary L. Harryman
Circumcision Supplement BJU International, British Journal of Urology Volume 83, Supplement 1, January 1999 (Contents and ordering information)
Circumcision Variations -- Ron Redmond
Circumcision-Related Lawsuit Settlements
Circumcision: What Your Baby Can't Tell You (Compiled and edited by John A. Erickson)
"The Animal Kingdom Would Probably Cease to Exist Without Smegma"
"The Circumcised Male Has Less Penis"
"Circumcision Is a Brutal Ritual Rooted in Superstition and Should be Abandoned"
"Circumcision Produces These Irreversible Changes"
"Circumcision ... Took Away ... [Masturbation's] Intense Pleasure"
"The Complications of Circumcision"
"The Darker Regions of the Human Mind"
"Deaths Attributable to Newborn Circumcision Are Rare"
"Deaths Do Occur as a Result of Circumcision ... No One Knows How Many"
"I Fucked Her Raw" and Other Statements Suggesting That Circumcision Helps Spread HIV and STDs
"I Was Never to See Those Beautiful, Mystic, Leboyer Newborn-Baby Smiles Again"
"A Piece of Skin the Size of a Quarter"
"A Scream We Will Never Forget"
"Sight Without Color" (Statements by Men Circumcised as Adults)
Comments from Visitors to In Memory of the Sexually Mutilated Child
Comments received in 2000 (Jan.-June)
"Custom will reconcile people to any atrocity"
A Day at the Fair -- Susan Peer (Parents of Intact Sons)
Deeper Into Circumcision: An Invitation to Awareness and Guide to Resources for Researchers, Parents, Restorers, Activists and the Merely Curious (Compiled and edited by John A. Erickson)
"The child was not aware of the mutilation he had suffered"
Circumcision Deaths/Disasters Headlines
"A Deathblow to Denial" (Letter from Eileen Marie Wayne, MD, to Carla Miller)
Does Male Circumcision Help Spread AIDS?
"Feelings Too Violent to Describe"
In the Name of Humanity (excerpt) -- Joseph Lewis
"Look at these hands" -- Mary Conant, RN
"My Own Nightmare and Fight for Justice" -- Carla Miller
Patent for Electrosurgical Circumcision Apparatus
Scott McGillivray's review of Deeper Into Circumcision in Foreskin Quarterly, and comments by John Erickson
Vulvo-Rectal Fistula from Violence During First Coition
"We love you and we are here to protect you" -- Betty Katz Sperlich, RN
The End of Circumcision in America -- George C. Denniston, MD
Foreskin Restoration (Glans Re-Covering)
Foreskins For Sale
"Genital mutilation is the foremost violent warfare of genocide consuming humanity through its children's godlike organs of love" and Other Miscellaneous Brief Statements
Have a story to tell?
Immunological functions of the human prepuce -- PM Fleiss, FM Hodges, RS Van Howe, Sexually Transmitted Infections, October 1998
In Memoriam -- Thank You, Never to be Forgotten Heroes
"In memory of all the children throughout history who have died at the hands of sexual mutilators ..." (Opening screen of In Memory of the Sexually Mutilated Child)
Infant Circumcision: Crime Against Humanity (A Statement by John A. Erickson)
Infant Circumcision: The Perfect Crime
Informed Consent for Medically Necessary Circumcision -- Eileen Marie Wayne, MD
"Just Anecdotal" ("I'm going to cut your foreskin off, little boy" and Other First Person Statements)
Circumcised at 30 -- William E. Krueger ("I feel damaged on almost every level.")
"Dr. Xxxxxx mutilated my sexual organs when I was a child"
"I'm going to cut your foreskin off, little boy"
Intact, Mutilated, Largely Restored ("I soon realized what a great mistake I had made!")
Letter from the wife of a circumcised man to David McKnight -- Wives of Circumcised Husbands Support Group ("For too long I have blamed myself for our sexual problems when circumcision was the culprit.")
"Lightning Struck Twice for Me" -- Cliff Pointer ("No one had the right to cut my foreskin off!")
My Circumcision Story -- Jerry Brayton ("I would rather have been raped than circumcised.")
No Foreskin ("... the words stuck in my throat and no sound came out.")
Open letter from the mother of three boys, the youngest intact ("This letter is therapy for a mother who feels an enormous amount of guilt.")
"When I realized that Judaism cut me off from part of myself, I cut myself off from Judaism" -- Brian Levitt
"Light in a world of darkness" (George Hill's tribute to Geoffrey Falk and his Circumcision Information and Resource Pages website)
Links to Information on the World Wide Web
Lysozyme in moisture under foreskin kills HIV
Making America Safe for Foreskins (Selected Letters Published and Unpublished from 1982 to 1992) and Other Writing by John A. Erickson (Selections)
Does Male Circumcision Victimize Women?
Excerpts from Miscellaneous Letters
Foreskin Deprivation Anxiety: The Secret Torment
Infant Circumcision: Foreskin Amputation by Force
Is Infant Circumcision a Moral/Ethical Issue?
Let's Let Everyone Keep Their Genitals Intact for a Happier World
Letter to Parents Magazine (3/22/92)
Open Letter to the American Medical Association (The Human Foreskin, Infant Circumcision, and Common Sense)
To Persons of Good Will Who Circumcise Babies
Two Mindsets / A Suggestion for Settling the Infant Circumcision Dispute Once and for All
What "Emotional Harm Affecting a Child Throughout His Life"?
Male and Female Circumcision: Medical, Legal, and Ethical Considerations in Pediatric Practice (Procedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Sexual Mutilations University of Oxford, England, August 5-7, 1998). Edited by George C. Denniston, Frederick Mansfield Hodges, and Marilyn Fayre Milos. (Contents and ordering information)
Medical Journal Articles Documenting the Complications of Circumcision
Medical Journal Articles Documenting the Use of Human Foreskins in Medical, Pharmaceutical, and Other Commercial Enterprises
To the British Journal of Urology (8/97)
To Michael Lafavore, Editor-in-Chief, Men's Health Magazine, and Michael Wilks, Chairman, Medical Ethics Committee, British Medical Association (1/1/99)
To Carole Marie Lannon, MD, Chair, American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Circumcision (4/24/99)
To Gerald N. Weiss, MD (5/31/99)
To Roy M. Pitkin, MD, Editor, Obstetrics and Gynecology; Patrick J. Woodman, D.O.; Sonya S. Erickson, MD (7/30/99)
From the American Cancer Society to the American Academy of Pediatrics (2/16/96)
From Stan Emerson to Frontline (1/21/99)
From Dr. Frederick Leboyer to Rosemary Romberg
From a man in California to Edgar J. Schoen, MD
From Carla Miller to Hillary Rodham Clinton (11/7/98)
From Robert S. Van Howe, MD, to the American Academy of Pediatrics
From Duane Voskuil, PhD, to the North Dakota Board of Medical Examiners and the Commission on Medical Competency (3/3/95)
From Duane Voskuil, PhD, to Alliance for Sexual Abuse Prevention and Treatment (8/23/98)
An Open Letter to the American Medical Association -- Gary L. Harryman
Organizations with No Website
"Parents of intact boys should be raising intactivists"
"A piece of skin the size of a quarter ..."
Phimosis in antiquity -- Frederick M. Hodges
Poem in recurring dream of gynecological mutilation victim
Ode to My Husband's Missing Foreskin
Routine Circumcision Not Recommended, AAP Says (NOCIRC Press Release)
The Serial Circumciser
Sexual Mutilations: A Human Tragedy (Procedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Circumcision, Lausanne, Switzerland, August 9-11, 1996). Edited by George C. Denniston, MD, and Marilyn Fayre Milos, RN. (Contents and ordering information)
A Short History of Circumcision in the U.S. in Physicians' Own Words
Some Statements from Whose Body, Whose Rights?
Special Announcement (Men's Health July-August 1998)
Thank You, Howard Stern
"Thank you, John Erickson"
"These crimes will never be forgotten ..."
T-Shirts and Bumper Stickers
Universal Covenant of Ecumenics International -- Anastasios Zavales
The Unkindest Cut of All -- John M. Foley, MD
Facing Circumcision: Eight Physicians Tell Their Stories -- Nurses for the Rights of the Child
The Nurses of St. Vincent: Saying "No" to Circumcision -- Barry Ellsworth
They Cut Babies, Don't They?
Three Foreskin Videos by John A. Erickson
Whose Body, Whose Rights? -- Lawrence Dillon and Tim Hammond
What Is Lost? -- Gary Harryman
Where Is My Foreskin? The Case Against Circumcision -- Paul M. Fleiss, MD, Mothering Magazine, Winter 1997
"Why I Stopped Circumcising Babies"
"Would any amount of money induce you to part with your foreskin -- and if so, how much? If not, why not?"
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