Men's Health Information
Protect Your Newborn Son
from "Accidental" Circumcision
and Penis/Foreskin Abuses
a public service message, courtesy of the WebMagician
The overwhelming majority of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers, have ABSOLUTELY NO KNOWLEDGE of the anatomy of the intact penis and the functions and purpose of the foreskin.
In virtually ALL cases of infection of the penis and other medical complications, the REASON for the problems is the DIRECT RESULT of attempts by the doctor or nurse to retract the baby's foreskin.
The proper care of the intact penis is to "LEAVE IT ALONE". At birth, the foreskin is firmly attached to the glans just like a fingernail is attached to a finger. It is not meant to be separated, and most certainly does NOT retract at that age. Over the course of the child's development into early adulthood, at a point anywhere between age 3 or 4 and puberty, the foreskin will NATURALLY separate. Once natural separation has occurred, the CHILD will be the first person to retract the foreskin HIMSELF.
ANY attempt to forcibly retract the foreskin prior to the time of natural separation will cause irreparable damage to the penis, through tearing, bleeding, the formation of adhesions, infections, and other attendant problems resulting from those infections.
Any damage which may be done to your son's delicate penis can NEVER BE UNDONE, and he will have to live with the consequences HIS ENTIRE LIFETIME.
Your innocent child is helpless, defenceless, and completely vulnerable, and it is YOUR responsibility to protect him from the stupidity, carelessness, and outright hostility of others, no matter who they are.
To help guard your newborn son and protect him against circumcision, you should take the following precautions for your hospital stay:
Doctor's Office Visits
Once home from the hospital, it is also important to ensure your son is protected during any followup visit(s) to your doctor. You should provide your doctor with a signed and dated copy of the Intact Care Agreement for Healthcare Providers.
Care/Cleaning of the Intact Penis
The intact penis needs no special care. For infants, parents simply wipe the OUTSIDE with soapy water at bath time (and rinse after with warm water), and with water or baby wipes at each diaper change. Any "cleaning" other than the afore-mentioned can cause infection, and problems which stem from infections.
For young boys, prior to the foreskin's natural separation from the glans, instruct the child to wash the OUTSIDE with soapy water at bath time, and rinse after with warm water.
Once his foreskin has naturally separated on its own, inform him of the proper care concerning retraction and cleaning. HE will retract gently and wash the entirely exposed foreskin with plain warm water. DO NOT USE SOAP as it will cause irritation and swelling.
That's all there is to it ! Don't let anyone try to tell you differently !
To download these forms (in Microsoft Word'97 format) which you can print and give to the doctor(s), nurse(s), hospital/health-care facility(s) to help protect your newborn son against both circumcision and wrongful manipulation of his foreskin, please select the link(s) below. Simply right-mouse-click the link, and select "Save Link As" (Netscape) or "Save Target As" (Explorer), then save the file to your hard drive.
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last updated: January 27, 2001