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On the Death of Dr. Rob Darby

This essay by John Geisheker, Executive Director of Doctors Opposing Circumcision, is his personal tribute to circumcision scholar and historian, Dr. Robert Darby.   Doctors Opposing Circumcision is saddened to hear of the recent death in March 2019 of Dr. Robert Darby, of Canberra, ACT, Australia. ‘Rob’ was a tireless and brilliant scholar, a medical [...]

By DOC|2019-04-29T11:44:06+00:00April 28th, 2019|News|Comments Off on On the Death of Dr. Rob Darby

Anti-FGM case exposes challenges in child protection

‘Unconstitutional’ U.S. anti-FGM law exposes hypocrisy in child protection On January 14, 2019, Newsweek magazine published a very thoughtful article by Brian Earp, a bioethicist from Oxford University and the Hastings Center, discussing the recent Michigan court case in which a U.S. federal judge declared unconstitutional the 1996 law forbidding female genital mutilation. Given Mr. Earp's [...]

By DOC|2019-01-21T18:33:46+00:00January 21st, 2019|News|Comments Off on Anti-FGM case exposes challenges in child protection

Two penile amputation victims

November 15, 2018 Mineola, NY – Two separate but nearly identical lawsuits filed in Nassau County, NY, allege that two boys have suffered partial penile glans amputations during circumcisions at the same hospital allegedly by the same doctor. The incidents allegedly occurred at North Shore University Hospital in 2013 and 2018. Both circumcisions were allegedly [...]

By DOC|2019-01-21T07:57:53+00:00January 21st, 2019|News|Comments Off on Two penile amputation victims

Circumcision linked to SIDS

CIRCUMCISION LINKED TO SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME A new study from the UK shows what many medical practitioners have long suspected: that there is a correlation between the stress imposed on a child at birth, and the incidence of SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, once called crib death. The study, published in the Journal [...]

By DOC|2019-01-24T11:56:03+00:00January 21st, 2019|Scientific publications|Comments Off on Circumcision linked to SIDS

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 DOC|2019-01-17T09:05:05+00:00January 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 Amazon.com: Dear Mr. Bezos: We thank you [...]

By DOC|2017-12-22T15:49:47+00:00December 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 DOC|2019-01-16T16:44:58+00:00August 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 DOC|2019-01-16T16:44:58+00:00March 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 DOC|2019-01-16T16:44:58+00:00March 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 DOC|2019-01-16T16:44:58+00:00December 23rd, 2016|News, Scientific publications|Comments Off on Study Confirms Meatal Stenosis Risk