Circumcision, with Dr. Adrienne Carmack

The Birthful Podcast: Episode #54

Circumcising baby boys has become a “standard of normalcy”, but can it really be that the bodies of half the population are defective? Is there no purpose to the foreskin? Do the benefits truly outweigh the risks? How complicated is it to take care of an intact penis? Urologist Dr. Adrienne Carmack tells us more.

To listen here, click the play button on the player above, or click the button below to listen in iTunes.

go to iTunes

 

What we talked about:

  • Breaking down the policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
  • Does circumcision help prevention of urinary tract infections? Penile cancer? Some STD’s including HIV?
  • The risks for penile cancer, as stated by the American Cancer Society.
  • How to care for an intact penis
  • The purpose of the foreskin
  • Dr. Kellogg’s cure to masturbation and sexual immorality
  • How is circumcision done? What is the experience like for a newborn?
  • New statement from the AAP on how newborns experience pain
  • Circumcision risks and implications for infants, babies and adults
  • The emotional distress of circumcision and the men that are speaking out
  • Body autonomy and other ethical considerations
  • Finland: an intact case study (or how 1 in 16.000 actually need a circumcision)
  • Talking to your pediatrician about circumcision and the care of an intact penis
  • The future of circumcision?

 

Resources mentioned by Adrienne, recommended books, and websites:

 

 

 

HiRes-Adrienne_Carnack-0880-Edit[mark]About Dr. Adrienne Carmack[/mark]

Dr. Carmack is a board-certified urologist and mother of three children, all of whom were born outside of a hospital, breastfed, and kept intact. She is the author of The Good Mommy’s Guide to Her Little Boy’s Penis and Reclaiming My Birth Rights: A Mother’s Wisdom Triumphs over the Harmful Practices of Her Medical Profession. Dr. Carmack speaks on holistic urology topics, ranging from kidney stone prevention to genital autonomy and other birth rights.

Find out more at AdrienneCarmack.com

 

 

 

 

*May contain affiliate links. This means that -at no extra cost to you- I may get a small percentage of what you buy. That is one of the ways of helping me continue to do this podcast – Thank you!


Like the music on the podcast?:

Title music:Vibe Aceby Kevin MacLeod, from the Free Music Archive / CC BY (edited for length).
Sponsorship music:Air Hockey Saloon” by Chris Zabriskie, from the Free Music Archive / CC BY (edited for length).

Get Your FREE Postpartum Plan!

Sign up to get access to my NEW Postpartum Prep. Plan to help you prepare for life with a newborn! You'll also get updates from me from time to time.

We won't send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time. Powered by ConvertKit

Recent Episodes

[Birth Stories] Why a Birth Team Was Key in Overcoming Her Fears

[Birth Stories] Why a Birth Team Was Key in Overcoming Her Fears

Kristina Colangelo visualized a flowing birth, but the reality caught her by surprise. Fortunately, her dad, mom, doula, and midwife supported her through a long labor due to a posterior baby, prolonged hyperemesis gravidarum, and the fear of tearing. She tells...

How to Know If Your Baby Is Getting Enough Milk

How to Know If Your Baby Is Getting Enough Milk

Adriana Lozada goes through simple ways to measure how much you’re producing, and shares useful facts that lead to successful breastfeeding. Were you concerned about your baby's intake? Share what helped you go with the flow with our community on Instagram...

What Actually Happens After Giving Birth, Physically and Emotionally

What Actually Happens After Giving Birth, Physically and Emotionally

OB-GYN Dr. Meedlen Charles walks us through the common changes you can expect– physically and mentally– during the postpartum period. She and Adriana Lozada break down which symptoms are red flags to discuss with your care provider. How have you cared for yourself in...

*May contain affiliate links. This means that -at no extra cost to you- I may get a small percentage of what you buy. That is one of the ways of helping me continue to do this podcast – Thank you!