Forcible Foreskin Retraction Lawsuit

A lawsuit just filed in Atlanta, GA, alleging that a hospital allowed (or required) a forcible, foreskin retraction injury to an intact (not circumcised) boy, might help reveal the professional ignorance of basic anatomy that allows these permanent injuries to occur. Avery’s Neonatology, for instance, admits such ignorance is widespread:   "Because circumcision is so common in the [...]

By | January 12th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Forcible Foreskin Retraction Lawsuit

D.O.C. Challenges Amazon

D.O.C. Challenges Amazon's Circumcision Training Kits Two days ago it was widely reported that Amazon removed circumcision training kits from its UK website after complaints that they normalized unnecessary and risky practice. Today John Geisheker, Executive Director of Doctors Opposing Circumcision, sent the following letter to Jeff Bezos of Dear Mr. Bezos: We thank you [...]

By | December 22nd, 2017|News|Comments Off on D.O.C. Challenges Amazon

Circumcision as Iatrogenic Harm

This month, the AMA Journal of Ethics published a special issue on Iatrogenesis [injury or illness caused by a physician] in Pediatrics, containing two articles relating to circumcision, each with important implications for health care professionals. Svoboda JS. Nontherapeutic circumcision of minors as an ethically problematic form of iatrogenic injury. AMA J Ethics. 2017;19(8):815-24. The [...]

By | August 8th, 2017|Scientific publications|Comments Off on Circumcision as Iatrogenic Harm

Catheterization Without Retraction

An important reference article entitled "Catheterization without foreskin retraction," co-authored by urologist Adrienne Carmack MD and Marilyn Fayre Milos RN, has been published in the March 2017 issue of Canadian Family Physician. The article is a valuable resource for parents whose genitally intact sons may be in need of catheterization, as well as for updating [...]

By | March 28th, 2017|Scientific publications|Comments Off on Catheterization Without Retraction

Circumcision Harm Survey Published

New Circumcision Survey: Long-Term Harm, Human Rights Violations SAN ANSELMO, Calif., March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new survey of men circumcised at birth documents wide-ranging adverse adult outcomes and reveals considerable dissatisfaction and resentment about the genital modification. The International Journal of Human Rights published the findings this week in an article titled "Long-term adverse outcomes from neonatal circumcision [...]

By | March 14th, 2017|News, Scientific publications|Comments Off on Circumcision Harm Survey Published

Study Confirms Meatal Stenosis Risk

On 22 December 2016, the Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland published online a large population-based study corroborating longstanding clinical knowledge that non-therapeutic circumcision puts boys at markedly elevated relative risk of USD (urethral stricture disease), including meatal stenosis (narrowing of the urinary outlet). The study found a 10-26 fold increase in [...]

By | December 23rd, 2016|News, Scientific publications|Comments Off on Study Confirms Meatal Stenosis Risk

Danish Doctors Oppose Circumcision

The Local 5 December 2016 Danish Doctors Come Out Against Circumcision The Danish Medical Association (Lægeforeningen) has recommended that no boys under the age of 18 be circumcised in Denmark. The association released its recommendation on Friday, saying that circumcision should be “an informed, personal choice” that young men should make for themselves. In [...]

By | December 8th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Danish Doctors Oppose Circumcision

Our NEW Website!

WELCOME to the NEW Doctors Opposing Circumcision website! This has been a long-anticipated, collective effort that we hope will become the ‘go-to’ site for parents and medical professionals alike. The website team tried to combine up-to-date scholarly references with readable commentary that is easily accessible for both those new to the issue, and also veterans [...]

By | August 25th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Our NEW Website!