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Inalienable Rights

Inalienable Rights

Every living person has certain inalienable or natural rights. Among them are the right to our own bodies. Not part of our body, all of our body.

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Foreskin = Fewer Urinary problems

Foreskin = Fewer Urinary problems

Mothers, did any doctor tell you that meatal stenosis is a common complication of circumcision? Without a foreskin to shield the glans, between 5% and 20% of cut boys and men develop meatal stenosis, or an abnormal narrowing of the urethral opening. They have trouble...

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Do You Know… About Yeast Infections?

Do You Know… About Yeast Infections?

By Marilyn Milos, RN Our bodies are covered with bacteria. Healthy bacteria protect our bodies and live in balance with yeast that also lives on our tissue. But certain substances we use for hygiene and even recreation can kill the good bacteria. These include:...

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Voices — Sarah Zeimet

Hello my name is Sarah, I am 29 years old, I have 2 healthy children (2 & 4), and I was born and raised in Wisconsin which is where we currently reside. Both of my pregnancies were healthy and full term, my second was a boy. We didn't find out gender until birth so...

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Voices — Darren Olsen

I've never actually said, though have thought it many times, how I will never be able to truly explain just how much circumcision has hurt me. Though there be days of respite, not many go by that I do not at some point reflect on: feelings of loss for what I once had...

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Voices — Kent Leatham

(image copyright Kent Leatham, 2020) I've been writing public articles about — and against — routine infant circumcision in America for several years now. I primarily tend to focus on my own experiences — questions, regrets, and trauma, along with the more basic...

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Voices — Elise Wicklund

I have four children, and two of them are boys. Paxton, who is older, is circumcised; his younger brother, Jaxon, is not. The story behind this is a painful one for me to tell, but it's also one of hope: Brothers don't have to "match." Before Paxton was born, I knew...

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