Circumcision Rates Decline in the U.S.

Fewer Americans are having their baby boys circumcised at birth, according to new data published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. However, the paper also finds that half of all uncircumcised males will, over the course of their lifetime, develop some kind of medical issue related to their foreskin. » 4/03/14 11:20am 4/03/14 11:20am

Oh No! Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen Posted Photos of Their Son's Bris

As long as Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen do what parents do and share stuff about their child(ren) with the world, people are going to have an issue with it and media outlets are going to write about it like it's interesting. We're in for a long slog. » 2/27/14 11:40am 2/27/14 11:40am

Infant Circumcision Rates Are Down in U.S. Hospitals

Circumcisions performed on newborn boys in U.S. hospitals has declined over the last three decades, particularly in Western states, which is probably thanks to Lindsay Fünke and her efforts with H.O.O.P. » 8/22/13 1:20pm 8/22/13 1:20pm

All Hell Breaks Loose After Nurse Writes About Her First Circumcision:…

We're all guilty of sometimes overutilizing social media. We use it to complain about friends, family, coworkers, jobs, and the many questionable characters on public transportation. We solicit advice, whine about Anne Hathaway, and share our dreams and desires. Facebook feeds can sometimes read like a damn Taylor… » 2/28/13 1:45pm 2/28/13 1:45pm

Orthodox Rabbis Fight NYC’s Effort to Warn Parents About Herpes Risks…

Super-duper Orthodox Jewish leaders in New York are bristling under the Health Department's plan to mandate a parental consent form before rabbis perform the ancient circumcision ritual called "metzitzah b'peh." So far, some 200 rabbis have objected to the city's mandate, and have signed a proclamation claiming that… » 9/02/12 4:15pm 9/02/12 4:15pm

Doctors Endorse Circumcision of Baby Boys, Eagerly Await Angry Barrage…

In a move practically guaranteed to set a world record for Most Angry Emails Received, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has finally taken a formal stance on circumcision of baby boys. Their conclusion? It doesn't reduce sexual pleasure in adult men, prevents a host of diseases, and is a practice they endorse… » 8/27/12 4:10pm 8/27/12 4:10pm

Uncircumcised Penises Might Be Costing Us Billions

Ever since people got all freaked out about cutting up babies' penises back in the '70s, the rate of male circumcision in America has steadily declined—dropping from 79% a few decades ago to our current 55%. And according to a new health study from Johns Hopkins University, all those intact ding-dongs flopping around… » 8/21/12 6:50pm 8/21/12 6:50pm

Zimbabwean Cabinet Ministers Asked To Get Circumcised For AIDS…

Citing a South African study showing that male circumcision reduces HIV transmission, the deputy prime minister of Zimbabwe is trying to get all the male ministers to get circumcised themselves as a promotion. As it happens, said deputy prime minister is a woman, and some of her colleagues are reluctant. One very… » 8/30/11 2:40pm 8/30/11 2:40pm

How I Came To Terms With Circumcising My Son

Walking to class past the political and cultural smorgasbord of Sproul Plaza at the University of California at Berkeley was a feast for the eyes. There was, of course, the Ralph Nader-loving table teeming with activity and the ever-desolate Berkeley College Republicans station. But the one that always caught my eye… » 4/05/11 5:15pm 4/05/11 5:15pm

San Francisco Could Ban Male Circumcision

San Francisco's municipal ballot this year may include a measure to ban the circumcision of baby boys. Considering some of the other things banned in San Francisco, it might actually have a shot. » 2/22/11 1:25pm 2/22/11 1:25pm

Circumcised Men Less Likely To Transmit HPV

In addition to reducing a man's risk of contracting STDs, researchers say circumcision makes men less likely to transmit HPV to women. In one study, women whose partners were circumcised had a 28% lower rate of infection over two years. » 1/07/11 11:37am 1/07/11 11:37am

Study Says: Circumcision Is Good For The Dick • Iran Blocks Film On…

• Here is a fairly convincing argument for male circumcision: It may help prevent penis injuries. Circumcised men are less likely to experience minor injuries during sex, says a recent study. » 6/04/10 5:20pm 6/04/10 5:20pm

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Responds To American Policy On Genital "Cutting"

Several weeks ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics came out with a revised policy on female genital mutilation in which they suggested doctors be allowed to "nick" girls' clitorises. Today, Ayaan Hirsi Ali responds. » 5/21/10 1:00pm 5/21/10 1:00pm

Genital Cutting Advocated By American Academy Of Pediatrics

After years of condemning the practice, the American Academy of Pediatrics has rewritten their policy on female genital mutilation, advocating for state laws to allow doctors to give a "ritual nick" to girls' genitalia. » 5/06/10 6:00pm 5/06/10 6:00pm

To Cut Or Not To Cut (That Is The Question)

For the first time, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is poised to deliver an official recommendation on whether or not to circumcise baby boys. Simultaneously, the American Academy of Pediatrics may revise its position: » 1/19/10 5:30pm 1/19/10 5:30pm

Lingerie Football Fumbles • Sarah Palin's Favorability Is Rising

• As if there wasn't already reason enough to abhor the Lingerie Football League: The league has filed a lawsuit against a group of former players, who complained that the league reneged on promises to pay medical bills. • » 12/17/09 5:40pm 12/17/09 5:40pm