Workshop #3 - Baby’s Early Years; Circumcision
Welcome to our third Natural Family Living discussion; Baby’s Early Years; Circumcision. This discussion will key in on Part 2 – Baby’s Early Years; Circumcision from Peggy O’Mara’s book Natural Family Living.
Some of the topics we'll discuss are;
- What is Circumcision?
- Circumcision is Painful
- What Is the Foreskin?
- The Medical Pros and Cons
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Sexually Transmitted Disease
- Cancer of the Penis
- Cancer of the Cervix
- Circumcision and the Medical Establishment
- Circumcision and Sex
- Care of the Intact Penis
- The Rights of the Child
Please see the cover story in the latest issue of Mothering magazine No. 149 July-August 2008 The Truth About Circumcision and HIV: Challenging recent research by Gussie Fauntleroy for more information and resources.
The issue of religious circumcision can often be a difficult topic to discuss. We have chosen to keep all religious discussions in our Religious Studies forum. Feel free to engage in respectful discussion with the knowledge that we will not allow debate over the issue of religious circumcision, nor will we allow debate on the merits of routine infant circumcision. Please be respectful to all our members and their spiritual beliefs so that the workshop can be a place of meaningful and respectful discussion for all our members.
We would like to invite everyone to join us no matter where you are in your thinking or feelings. These discussions are meant to be nonjudgmental so please keep in mind when reading members' responses that this is a true discussion based on Natural Family Living and not a place to debate or criticize. Feel free to tell your story; what were your initial thoughts about circumcision? Do you feel you good information was available to you? What have you learned that you’d like to share? If your currently facing this decision, what information would be helpful to you?
We’re excited to offer this workshop and hope it will give our members a glimpse into the grassroots of Mothering magazine and Natural Family Living.
This workshop will be facilitated by our moderators race_kelly and BelovedK. They are here to guide the discussion and keep it on topic. They will occasionally post references or ask questions to keep the conversation flowing. Please feel free to contact them at any time with questions, suggestions or concerns. Please keep in mind our workshop guidelines and current user agreement at all times.
We are compiling a Natural Family Living Resources Sticky which we will update with each workshop. Please feel free to refer to it for more information. For articles and information on our current workshop, please see the Baby’s Early Years; Circumcision page.