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“This well-researched book counters the official recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics by presenting the scientific evidence supporting the medical benefits of circumcision. It is a valuable resource for policy makers and health care professionals”.

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Myles B. Abbott, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Univ. California, San Francisco and
Pediatric Practitioner

“Dr. Schoen provides a valuable resource for parents and anyone interested in learning the truth about circumcision. Ed Schoen remains a tireless medical researcher and advocate for children everywhere”.
Joel A. Piser, M.D.
Urologist, Berkeley, Ca

“Dr. Schoen does an outstanding job of clarifying the issues in the circumcision debate. This book is written by a giant in the fields of Pediatrics. Dr. Schoen’s work has been and continues to be some of the most thorough and well-researched writings on this subject”.
Neil Pollack, M.D.
Family Practitioner and Medical Director of the Pollock Clinics,
Vancouver, B.C

“Dr. Schoen’s resource provides a wealth of information, much of it previously unavailable. The author builds a compelling case for the multiple lifetime benefits of this simple yet controversial procedure”.
Daniel Halperin, PhD.
Senior Prevention Advisor
United States Agency for International Development
Southern Africa Regional HIV-AIDS Program
Mbabane, Swaziland

"Dr Edgar Schoen is one of the foremost authorities on all aspects of circumcision in the world and his new book is a fair, honest and insightful account of the extensive health benefits of this simple procedure. It is so good to have an authoritative book like this to turn to".

Brian J. Morris, PhD DSc FAHA
Professor of Molecular Medical Sciences
The University of Sydney, NSW 2006


"It is a delight to read a comprehensive overview of circumcision unfettered by emotional testimonials and zealous diatribe.  There is no one more knowledgeable regarding the topic than Dr. Edgar Schoen".

Dr Tom Wiswell

Neonatologist and Medical Researcher

"An honest, informative review of circumcision by one of the world’s leading authorities that will help anyone who is open to wade through the sea of misinformation to reach the truth".

Dr. Samuel A. Kunin

Urologist and Religious Circumciser (Mohel)

"Dr. Schoen does a terrific job of telling the circumcision story from a fresh perspective".

Dr. Thomas Snyder

                              Retired Chief of Urology, Kaiser Permanente

Avoiding medical jargon and obscure technical terms, this book rises above the high emotional pitch surrounding circumcision. I recommend it to any family physician or expecting parent.

Robert C. Bailey, PhD, MPH
                                                Professor of Epidemiology

                             University of Illinois, Chicago

Answers to Common Questions
* Why is the newborn period the "window of opportunity" for circumcision?
* Is sex better or worse with a foreskin?
* What is the role of historical, cultural and religious factors?
* What is the role of the American Academy of Pediatrics?
* How are the media and the Internet involved?
* Practical answers are given to these and many other controversial issues.

The author, Dr. Edgar Schoen, has been a leading figure in the performance, analysis and publication of circumcision research. He was Chair of an American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Circumcision, the long term Chief of Pediatrics at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, Ca. and is Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco.

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