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February 15, 2020

Last year physician Eugene Gu tweeted that pain associated with circumcision causes some babies to go into "mental shock." There is no support for such a diagnosis, and Gu's controversial background makes it reckless that anyone would cite him as a medical authority.


February 8, 2020

Many people ask about the circumcision rate in the United States and around the world. We have seen claims that the U.S. circumcision rate is as high as 80% or as low as 33%. [1] Although there are no precise figures, some reports and studies can help us reach an appro...

January 19, 2020

"Reasons to Circumcise: A Comprehensive Unbiased Evidence-Based Guide To All Of the Data In Favor Of Circumcision" is a new book that just appeared on

This is a textbook example of the phrase, "Don't judge a book by its cover." The book is a prank; it's fill...

January 9, 2020

On Saturday Pink pledged to donate $500,000 to local fire services that are battling brushfires in Australia.

Since last September hundreds of bush fires have devastated the continent. CNN reported that as of Sunday, there were approximately 136 fires, about half of whi...

January 4, 2020

Circumcision opponents often tell each other that not only are they on the right side of history, but they are winning the fight to end the procedure. [1] While groups like Intact America and the Blood Stained Men make a lot of noise and get a lot of publicity, are the...

December 28, 2019

These were the most viewed posts on our Facebook page from the past 13 months (including December 2018).

#5 On August 4 we shared screenshots of a mohel's post about a Jewish ritual circumcision that went awry. The procedure, performed by an inexperienced mohel, resulte...

December 21, 2019

Psychologist Noam Shpancer wrote an article that was published last week in Psychology Today. Shpancer is the latest to argue that the benefits of circumcision are overstated. A preliminary review of his analysis turned up several statements that are false or misleadin...

December 5, 2019

Updated January 3, 2020

Dear Brendon,

I caught the tail end of the 51-minute Facebook livestream video that you recorded on Tuesday evening. The section of interest to me runs from 42:44 to 48:22. You repeatedly said that it's very interesting that the American Academy o...

November 23, 2019

John Adkison, creator of the Genital Autonomy Society website, has developed a simple chart to aid intactivists when they are confronted with a "parent's choice" argument. My analysis follows.

Religious freedom belongs to the individual.

A brit milah (Jewish circumcision...

November 15, 2019

In the previous post we discussed problems associated with the tipping point theory and the assumption that success is inevitable for social change movements. In this post, we'll discuss a related "inevitability" fallacy.

Some circumcision opponents say that those of us...

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