• On Circumcision 03
    Pathologized birth women were now going to the hospital
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    Now that mothers and babies are in a hospital, you’ve got that component of being there with attending physicians able to access the foreskin.  At the same time you’ve got insurance company’s who are the third party payers who are paying for these procedures.  That was a first and that hadn’t happened before and that just enhanced this business.  Which by the way, from the forties till today has become a billion dollar a year industry.  Quite an amazing feat in fifty or so years, sixty years for a procedure that’s not necessary.  And not only is it not necessary, it’s harmful.  Not only does it cause trauma, it traumatizes the baby in the moment but it sends a shock wave to that being let’s hope that they can recover from.