All Hell Breaks Loose After Nurse Writes About Her First Circumcision: 'Watch Out Boys, Here I Come'

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 of Ancient Circumcision Ritual

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 of All-Caps Emails

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 Prevention

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