The Real Reason You’re Circumcised

 About the Video

Did you know America is one of the only countries that routinely circumcises newborn baby’s for no medical reason at all?  Do you know this practice originated from the likes of Victorian-era baron and “sexual prude” John Kellogg, the cereal king?  This College Humor video takes a look at the origins of circumcision in America and debunks the mythology used to justify “cutting off the most sensitive part of your penis.”

Kindred Articles on Circumcision


The Marketing of Circumcision’s Lack of Medical Ethics: How Parents Are Sold On Circumcision By Medical Societies.  Why do doctors still perform circumcisions when “no medical society in the world” recommends it as medically necessary?  What do doctors say behind closed doors to one another about the lost business of NOT circumcising?  What do parents need to know about the marketing of circumcision?  How do you know you are making an informed, conscious choice with such a well designed campaign to play on your fears and push you to status quo compliance?  WATCH: John V. Geisheker, JD, LLM, Executive Director of Doctors Opposing Circumcision discusses marketing circumcision and the lack of medical ethics in doctors who profit from genital abuse of children.

Intact! Protecting Our Boys from Circumcision.  From the author of  Why Dads Leave.

May The Foreskin Be With You: A New Book By Actor, Alan Cumming.

Too Late!  I Circumcised, Now What? A compassionate response from Kindred’s founder, Kelly Wendorf.


Resources for More Information on Circumcision


Intact America. Intact America works to protect babies and children from circumcision and all other forms of medically unnecessary genital alteration, whether carried out for cultural conformity or profit, in medical or non-medical settings. We seek to achieve our goals through education, advocacy, public policy reform, and the empowerment of our supporters, partners, and volunteers. You can read our Statement of Principles here.

National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers. NOCIRC was founded by healthcare professionals to provide information to expectant parents, healthcare professionals, educators, lawyers, ethicists, and concerned individuals about circumcision and genital cutting of male, female, and intersex infants and children, genital integrity, and human rights.

National Organization of Restoring Men (NORM), Information and Support Group on Foreskin Restoration

National Organization to Halt the Abuse and Routine Mutilation of Males, NOHARMM, 
Activist Organization for Men

Nurses for the Rights of the Child, NRC, Conscientious Objector Information for Nurses

Doctors Opposing Circumcision, DOC, Physician Information and Networking

Attorneys for the Rights of the Child, ARC

Jewish Circumcision Resource Center

Jews Against Circumcision

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