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Copyright Responsibility: Please respect copyright law. If you quote something, limit yourself to only that which will make your point and then link to the rest.  Please refrain from posting: Private emails and Private Messages (PMs) Articles not written by you without written permission to reproduce.     Content that does not adhere to these guidelines may be removed by a moderator or administrator. If you see content that you believe to be in violation of these guidelines, please email the board administrator or click the post, wiki or review's  icon to alert... read more

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Understanding Circumcision Forum Disclaimer

The opinions offered at Mothering.com and in the Mothering Community Forums are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking care because of something you have read here. At Mothering, we focus on topics from a natural point of view. We recognize parents as experts and seek to provide truly helpful... read more

Understanding Circumcision Guidelines

Mothering questions routine medical circumcision and advocates for informed consent. Understanding Circumcision hosts discussion of the reasons to avoid circumcision, the history of the procedure, medical issues and studies, complications, the needs and rights of the child, care of the intact child's penis and other educational topics. We are not interested in hosting discussion on merits of routine infant medical circumcision. Advocacy threads requesting members take action should be submitted to the Activism forum for approval. It is our wish that Understanding... read more

Vaccination Forum Guidelines

We embrace all parents, regardless of their vaccination choice. Our Vaccinations forums discuss issues and concerns so that parents can make an informed decision. We are not, however, interested in hosting discussions advocating for mandatory vaccination.   We have intelligent, passionate, and wise voices posting frequently to the Vaccinations forum. We certainly want to keep the forum atmosphere a place where they can do so with their passion intact. However, that passion must also carry a measure of compassion and respect, regardless of who is posting and what they... read more

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Mothering Forum Basics

We are so glad you have chosen to become a member here at Mothering and we hope you find the helpful information and interesting discussions you are looking for.   This is a basic walk-through of the board features and where things are located to help you get acclimated, start reading and participating in discussions, and find a home here at Mothering.     COMMUNITY HOME ACTIVITY FEED MOTHERING STATS FEATURED SPONSORS FORUM HOME NAVIGATING THE FORUMS FORUM TOOLS SUBFORUMS STARTING A NEW... read more

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For information about contributing your writing or images to Mothering.com please send a short query to Mothering's Content Manager, Melanie Mayo-Laakso, at melaniem@mothering.com. Please do not send unsolicited articles or images until your query has been reviewed. We will do our best to respond to your email within two weeks.    Requests for reviews of products or services can also be directed to the email address above.  read more

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