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Facing Circumcision  Eight Physicians Tell Their Stories
     Restoration in Focus  
Instructional Video for Foreskin Restoration
     They Cut Babies, Don't They?  
One Man's Struggle Against Circumcision
     Whose Body, Whose Rights?   Award-winning documentary seen on PBS!

THE BOOK THAT EXPOSES IT ALL: 
    
Circumcision Exposed
Rethinking a Medical and
Cultural Tradition

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Price Check or Order As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl

John Colapinto  304 pp. Harper Collins/hardcover  2000

In 1967, a baby whose penis was accidentally destroyed in a circumcision was surgically altered to live as a girl. This landmark case was widely reported to have been a complete success. But the case was a failure from the outset. From the start the famous twin had, in fact, struggled against his imposed girlhood. Since age fourteen, when finally informed of his medical history, he made the decision to live as a male. 


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Price Check or Order Banished Knowledge: Facing Childhood Injuries

Alice Miller  Anchor/paperback 1991

Excerpt: "What eventually happens to the person who was mutilated as a child?
As a rule, children who were once injured will later injure their own children,
maintaining that their behavior does no harm because their own loving parents did the same."


Price Check or Order The Book of the Penis

Maggie Paley   224 pg.  Grove Press/hardcover 1999

Explores physiology, history, penis worship, and penises in art, literature, movies, and fashion.
There are also stomach-churning reports on what men in various cultures (including our own)
do or allow to be done to their genitals, ranging from circumcision and castration to piercings,
inserts, and tattoos. A section called "The Secret Life of Men" reports on masturbation,
entertainment, products, and an epilogue lists men famous for their size and/or skill,
including presidents, movie and sports stars, and Gregor Rasputin.

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Price Check or Order Breaking Down the Wall of Silence
The Liberating Experience of Facing Painful Truth

Alice Miller  187 pg.  Plume/paperback 1998

Excerpt on genital mutilation: "By repressing not only the pain but also their anger
and desire for revenge, they have banished consciousness, even idealizing the custom.
Today, as a result of their repression, they justify the procedure as harmless and necessary.
They cannot recall their repressed anger and have never grieved what happened to them.
Consequently, they inflict the same ordeal on their children
without wishing to acknowledge what they're doing to them."

 

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Price Check or Order Circumcision : A History of the World's Most Controversial Surgery 

David Gollaher, Ph.D.  260 pg.  Basic Books/hardcover 2000

Historian of medicine David Gollaher takes a comprehensive look at the practice in this lively, scholarly history. Circumcision also addresses the growing controversy over the procedure's continuance, and those opposing routine circumcision will find support here.
Gollaher concludes that "if male circumcision were confined to developing nations,
it would by now have emerged as an international cause celebre."


Price Check or Order Circumcision Exposed: Rethinking a Medical and Cultural Tradition

Billy Ray Boyd  128 pg.  Crossing Press/paperback 1998

Comments by reviewers and readers

Debunks the medical reasons for infant male circumcision and places them in a cultural
and historical context. Examines the health and sexual consequences of circumcision,
while highlighting the possibilities of healing. Explores male and female circumcision
in the context of human and body rights.  Foreword by Paul M. Fleiss, M.D.

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Price Check or Order Circumcision: The Hidden Trauma *
How an American Cultural Practice Affects Infants and Ultimately Us All

Ronald Goldman, Ph.D.  302 pg.  Vanguard Publications/paperback 1997

"...of riveting interest to all who have ever wondered about circumcision or who are looking for clues to explain certain male feelings, attitudes and behaviors."
Myron Sharaf, M.D., Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

* OR support the Circumcision Resource Center (Boston)
when you buy this book from the publisher.


Price Check or Order Circumcision: What Every Parent Should Know

Anne Briggs  178 pg.  Birth & Parenting Publications/paperback 1985

"Parents continue to request this operation for vague, if not erroneous, reasons
and physicians continue to perform it - disregarding medical fact in favor of conformity.
It is time for health professionals to take the lead in educating parents."
 
Robert W. Enzenauer, M.D.

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Price Check or Order Children's Consent to Surgery

Priscilla Alderson  Open University Press/pprbk. 1993

A "must-read" for those concerned about the appropriateness
of imposing surgery on children. Although circumcision is not specifically mentioned,
much of the information in this book is pertinent to non-therapeutic interventions
on otherwise healthy children who cannot consent.


Price Check or Order The Complete Book of Pregnancy & Childbirth

Sheila Kitzinger  Knopf /hard cover  1996

"Men who were circumcised may affirm that it never did them any harm. Some want
a son circumcised so he can be the same as 'everyone else' - an argument also used
to support female circumcision in Egypt and Somalia."
   Sheila Kitzinger

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Price Check or Order Cyborg Babies: From Techno-Sex to Techno-Tots

Robbie Davis-Floyd & Joseph Dumit   288 pg.    Routledge/pprbk  1998

Contains the chapter "Babies Don't Feel Pain: A Century of Denial in Medicine,"
by David Chamberlain (president, Association for Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Health).
It explores what we now know about infant pain and discusses its lifelong implications.


Price Check or Order The Daddy Guide
Real-Life Advice and Tips from over 250 Dads and Other Experts

Kevin Nelson   368 pg.    Contemporary/pprbk  1998

Covers everything from birth coaching to cars, from keeping romance alive to TV for kids.
A few paragraphs of pro-circumcision views by Dr. Edgar Schoen are balanced by two
pages of common sense from Dr. Jeremy Klein, a circumcised father of three intact sons.

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Price Check or Order Doctors Re-examine Circumcision

Thomas J. Ritter, M.D. & George C. Denniston, M.D.
96 pg.   Third Millennium Publishing/paperback 2001

"All of the Western world raises its children uncircumcised and its seems logical that,
with the extent of health knowledge in those countries, such a practice must be safe."

C. Everett Koop, M.D., former Surgeon General of the United States

 

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Price Check or Order Femalia

Joanie Blank   Down There Press/paperback 1994

Reviews on amazon.com:
Although a small, thin book, this book is superb! It contains 32 color photographs of womens'
vulvas; the photographs are extremely high quality, extremely beautiful, and extremely well
printed. ... a companion Malia volume would be very welcome.

This book illuminated my understanding of the beauty and rich diversity that is the vulva
-- source of so much life and pleasure. ...But why is there no male companion volume?


Price Check or Order For Your Own Good
Hidden Cruelty in Child-Rearing and the Roots of Violence

Alice Miller  Noonday/paperback 1990

Miller paints a jolting picture of the violent world each generation helps shape when
traditional upbringing, with its hidden cruelty, is perpetuated. She offers a way out by
striving to resensitize the child in the adult, to unlock an emotional life frozen in repression.

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Gentle
Birth
Choices

Price Check or Order Gentle Birth Choices A Guide to Making Informed Decisions about
Birthing Centers, Birth Attendants, Water Birth, Home Birth, Hospital Birth

Barbara Harper  268 pg.  Inner Traditions/paperback 1994

Harper explains why birthing centers and home births, along with other "gentle birth choices," are beneficial to both mother and baby. Gentle Birth Choices also features a history of how childbirth came to be so technological. She stresses the importance of midwives for a more natural and satisfying experience. Photography by Suzanne Arms.


Price Check or Order The Guide to Getting it On!
America's Coolest and Most Informative Book About Sex - 3rd Edition 

Paul Joannides  672 pg. Goofy Foot Press/paperback 2000

Informative book for all adults, especially parents. It offers a thorough and often
humorous look at human sexuality. "Circumcision-The Penile Calamity" is a refreshingly
accurate and honest chapter about circumcision harm and the value of genital integrity.

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How to Raise a Healthy Child

Price Check or Order How to Raise a Healthy Child
Medical and Nutritional Advice from America's Best-Loved Pediatrician

Lendon H. Smith, M.D. 320 pg.  M. Evans & Co./paperback 1998

Dr. Smith firmly opposes routine circumcision.
This book  provides parents with choices to help their children maintain their health.
He offers advice on  everything from black eyes to bug bites to cystic fibrosis to HIV.
Includes special sections on emergencies, accidents, poisonings, and first aid.


Price Check or Order How to Raise a Healthy Child: In Spite of Your Doctor

Robert S. Mendelsohn, M.D.  Mass Market/paperback 1990

Dr. Mendelsohn instructs parents how to diagnose and treat their children
without medical intervention, how to determine if their child is sick enough for a doctor,
and how to recognize the correct medical treatments.

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Price Check or Order The Kid (What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant): An Adoption Story

Dan Savage  240 pg.  Dutton Books/hardcover 1999

A delightful look at gay parenting, adoption and most importantly, human relationships.
After being presented with responsibility for a precious new life, previously
pro-circumcision columnist Savage does an about face and leaves his new son intact. 

 

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Price Check or Order Magical Child

Joseph Chilton Pearce   257 pg.  Plume Books/paperback 1992

Right from the instant of birth, says Joseph Pearce, the human child has only one concern --
to learn all that there is to learn about the world. But in the West we tend to thwart
this concern from the very start. Available once again, Magical Child shows how to restore
this amazing capacity for creative intelligence that is innate in every human.

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Price Check or Order The Mind of Your Newborn Baby

David Chamberlain   238 pg.  North Atlantic/paperback 1998

From the introduction:
"An unlucky majority of American male babies have been subjected to circumcision
for dubious medical, religious, cultural and cosmetic reasons.  I can only assume that
parents have tolerated this in the mistaken belief that the baby will not know he is
being tortured. He will. Babies considered unable to feel are easily victimized;
they become nonpersons with minimal rights."


Price Check or Order Newborn

Howard Schatz. 80 pg.  Chronicle Books/hardcover 1996

In this unusual and irresistible collection of more than 30 extraordinary portraits,
acclaimed photographer Howard Schatz deftly captures the first wonder, confusion, joy,
and frustration that newborn babies experience as they discover the world around them.
All male babies photographed for this book are intact. 40 duotone photos.

 

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Price Check or Order 20,125 Questionable Doctors

Public Citizen, Inc.   Public Citizen, Inc./paperback  2000

The new edition of 20,125 Questionable Doctors, a consumer guide containing information about physicians who have been disciplined by state medical boards and other agencies.

 

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Price Check or Order Secret Wounds

Hanny Lightfoot-Klein  212 pg.  1st Books/pprbk. 2002

The long-awaited final segment of Lightfoot-Klein's trilogy. Once again, the subject of her impassioned treatise is the genital mutilation of non-consenting minors, whose practice has not only been culturally embedded in Africa over millennia, but which has been medicalized in the United States on male, female and intersex children since the mid-eighteen-hundreds. Chapter on male circumcision quotes NOHARMM Director Tim Hammond extensively.



Price Check or Order Sex As Nature Intended It 

Kristen O'Hara
Second Edition 432 pg.   Turning Point Publications/paperback 2002

"A must-read for everyone!"


Price Check or Order Shifting the Burden of Truth
Suing Child Sexual Abusers - A Legal Guide for Survivors and their Supporters

Joseph E. Crnich, J.D./Kimberley A. Crnich, J.D.  Recollex Publishing/paperback 1992

"A pioneering book about an historically significant development in U.S. law and in the
child abuse field. It walks the survivor through the entire process, demystifying it and
empowering the survivor with information. This is an extraordinarily useful, must resource
for survivors who are considering suing and for their therapists and attorneys."

Christine Courtois, Ph.D. - Healing the Incest Wound: Adult Survivors in Therapy

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Price Check or Order Thou Shalt Not Be Aware Society's Betrayal of the Child

Alice Miller  336 pg.  Noonday/paperback 1998

This groundbreaking classic of child-rearing, originally published in 1984,
exploded Freud's notions of "infantile sexuality" and helped bring
the world's attention to the brutal reality of child abuse.

 

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Price Check or Order The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians
Tips and Techniques from Conception to Birth - How to Stay Sane and Care for Yourself

Rachel Pepper  200 pgs. Cleis Press/paperback 1999

From fertility cycles and how to select a sperm donor to fertility testing & locating support systems,
a comprehensive guide offering a lesbian-specific approach to pregnancy. Illustrations, charts, tables.
The (Jewish) author's section on circumcision is definitive:
"If we are ever going to demand that society change its perceptions about what is normal or not,
we should look at larger issues of child rearing and think how in turn we can change them.
...If you are Jewish and feel that circumcision is an important part of your cultural heritage,
consider substituting some other ritual for the bris."

 

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Price Check or Order What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Circumcision: Untold Facts on America's Most Widely Performed and Most Unnecessary Surgery

Paul M. Fleiss, M.D./Frederick M. Hodges  368 pg. Warner Books/paperback 2002

"From information about penile anatomy to the various health risks related to the surgery to debunking all six of the most common arguments doctors use when recommending circumcision..."


Price Check or Order Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom
Creating Physical and Emotional Health & Healing

Christiane Northrup, M.D.  Bantam Books/paperback 1995

"I always knew that circumcision was a procedure with roots at a level much deeper
than that of a mere 'medical' procedure."
  Christiane Northrup, M.D.

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Price Check or Order Your Baby & Child
From Birth to Age Five

Penelope Leach   559 pg.  Alfred A. Knopf /paperback 1997

The first parenting book to devote a full page to concerns of circumcised fathers:
"The world has changed a lot since you were a baby, and it's
that accumulating knowledge your wife wants your child to benefit from."

 

The following books are hard to find, but may be available through amazon.com.
The purchase of the following books will NOT be credited to NOHARMM.

Circumcision: The Rest of the Story (1993), 111 pg., Mothering Magazine/Santa Fe, NM (pprbk)

Circumcision: The Painful Dilemma (1985), Rosemary Romberg, 454 pg., Bergin & Garvey (pprbk)

Circumcision: An American Health Fallacy (1980), Edward Wallerstein, 281 pg., Springer Publishing (pprbk)

Routine Circumcision: The Tragic Myth (1979), Nicholas Carter, 144 pg., Londinium Press (pprbk)

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