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Should Circumcision Be Offered Like Vaccines? That's What A New Study Is Saying!

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Circumcision is a controversial subject these days.

Some argue it's an outdated religious practice that poses no benefits, and causes an infant, who has no choice in the matter, some extreme pain.

However a new research study conducted by Professor Brian Morris claims that the benefits outnumber the risks 100 to 1, and has proposed that infant circumcision be

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Peaches Geldof Just Says No To Son's Circumcision

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Oy vey!

That girl Peaches Geldof has got a lot of chutzpah!

Despite her conversion to Judaism last year, the brand new mommy does not plan to have her son circumcised.

Here's what her Jewish fiancee and frontman of the band C.H.U.D., Thomas Cohen, had to say:

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Hold Up! Circumcision May Cut Prostate Cancer Risk!

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Are you vehemently against circumcision?

Well, probably nothing we say will sway you — but you should totally hold up and think about it for a second.

According to a new study, circumcision might lower prostate cancer risk!

Here's what it says

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SAD!! Infant Dies from Herpes Infection He Got From His Rabbi

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Infant Dies from Herpes Infection He Got From His Rabbi

SO tragic!

An poor infant boy in NYC passed away after contracting herpes from a rabbi during his circumcision.

The cause of death was listed as “disseminated herpes simplex virus Type 1, complicating ritual circumcision with oral suction.”

The transfer happened during the part of the ceremony where the rabbi "sucks blood from the baby's penis." A practice that many medical experts advise against.

This tragedy has received lots of public attention. Even Mayor Bloomberg has something to say concerning the infant's death. He told reporters:

"There’s probably nobody in public life who fights harder for the separation of church and state than me. But religious liberty simply does not extend to injuring others or putting children at risk. So we’ll continue working with the community and others to prevent more baby boys from suffering these tragic fates."

We agree!

It is TOO terrible that a baby was lost during a celebration of his new life.

We LOVE celebrating faith and respect religious ceremonies, but something has got to change in order to keep newborn sons safe!

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California Governor Signs Bill Preventing Circumcision Ban

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Much to Russell Crowe's dismay, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law on Sunday that prevents local governments from banning the male circumcision.

The debate arose about a year ago after a San Francisco Bay Area advocacy group, led by a man named Lloyd Schofield, sought to make the medical procedure punishiable by jail time or a $1,000 fine!

The movement gained a famous ally when Crowe, the Oscar-winning star of Gladiator, chimed in with tweets last June, reading:

"Circumcision is barbaric and stupid. Who are you to correct nature? Is it real that God requires a donation of foreskin? Babies are perfect."

The new bill, effective immediately, shoots down any hopes to end circumcision by prohibiting governments at the local or county level from "restricting the practice of male circumcision". Furthermore, it "declares that the laws affecting male circumcision must have uniform application throughout the state."

So if people want to end this "barbaric" practice, they need to convince the entire state of California.

Based on comments on the subject in the past, this issue is VERY debatable and both parties presenting notable arguments.

That being said, we think parents should educate themselves on the topic and make an informed decision, one way or the other.

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Doctor Amputates Man's Penis During Circumcision Procedure

Painful!!

A Kentucky man is suing his doctor after the surgeon amputated the man's penis during a circumcision procedure to treat inflammation.

The doctor says he found cancer in the man's penis while performing the surgery and made the decision to amputate it because according to him, the cancer was life-threatening.

Phillip Seaton is now taking the doctor to court, claiming that he should have been consulted before the doctor took action.

Yiiiikes!! Poor guy. He has to live the rest of his life without his peen! But, then again, if it saved his life…

Watch the video above to find out more about the case.

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San Francisco May Actually Vote On Circumcision Ban This Fall

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Time flies! It seems like just yesterday we were blabbing about a San Francisco man, Lloyd Schofield, trying to ban circumcision to prevent "genital mutilation" on baby boys.

Last November we learned he needed 7,168 signatures by about this time to get the proposal on this fall's voting ballot, but by golly, he's done it!

In fact, he got 12,000! We had no idea this was such a hot issue, but apparently there are A LOT of people against circumcision.

If the proposal passes by popular vote, it will be "unlawful to circumcise, excise, cut, or mutilate the whole or any part of the foreskin, testicles, or penis" of anyone 17 or younger in San Francisco.

However, it's not on the ballot YET. San Fran's Department of Elections first must double check to see if the signatures came from registered city voters, but should know within a month.

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