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I'm curious what kind of info sheets or discussions other doulas use to encourage clients not to circ, especially in areas with high circ rates. I'm getting back into practice, and this is the one issue that ties my stomach in knots when I think about it coming up. Can anyone share what materials they give out, and how often they are successful in changing someone's mind? I am intending to turn away clients who insist on it, but I would like for that not to sound like a "threat", it's just my personal conviction. I won't work my rear end off to help a mother achieve a peaceful birth just to know she plans to commit an act of violence in the first few days of her baby's life.
 

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Not a BP, but here's a powerful article about it. I've been anti-circ for a good long while, but this is an argument I hadn't realized. For me, there can be no doubt after this. It's hard to respect anyone circ'ing for non-religious reasons if they know these facts.<br><br><a href="http://www.drmomma.org/2010/05/death-from-circumcision.html" target="_blank">http://www.drmomma.org/2010/05/death...cumcision.html</a>
 

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<a href="http://www.nocirc.org/" target="_blank">http://www.nocirc.org/</a>
 

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The two circumcision brochures I have out on the table during my childbirth classes are the two I re-stock the most often. I have one that I print from NOCIRC (<a href="http://www.nocirc.org/publish/3pam.pdf" target="_blank">Answers To Your Questions About Infant Circumcision</a>) and one that I wrote directed to members of my faith. When talking about newborn procedures I mention circumcision as an optional surgery, has risks, and needs to be researched thoroughly. I don't have a discussion in class because it gets too heated.<br><br>
I have a few circumcision info books in my lending library as well.
 
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