I haven't seen the book, but who wants to bet that it's got a US flag on the cover? This is a new one to me--a sort of do-it-for-the-troops in addition to the usual pop-culture-everybody-does-it-why-be-different mentality and rationalizations.
The article our local paper picked up did offer some alternate opinions and perspective, but that was in the second half of the article--continued on the back page--the part, incidentally that is often 'cut' when editing. The sidebar 'chart' is also erroneous, with the following statements:
*Protects against UTI, kidney infections, HIV/AIDS and cervical cancer in female partners
*Does not cause decreased sexual pleasure as adults
*The newborn is at "the window of opportunity" because he recovers quickly and has a high level of endorphins
*Looks like Dad
I already sent a letter to the editor, but those of you who don't always read your local paper will want to be alert!
Why didn't Fleiss' book get this kind of press?
Originally Posted by Teresa
Edgar Schoen has written a new book called 'On Circumcision' which, of course, advocates routine circumsion and it's getting a lot of press. Our local paper picked up the article and ran it on the front page of the Health & Fitness section. He cites the usual flawed/dated arguments (UTI, HIV, HPV, etc.) and then says that another major reason he supports circumcision is because, "It's the American way."
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