Foreskin is not a birth defect. / Every person has the right to everything they were born with.
Curcumcision in America.
Few people are aware that circumcision was introduced into our culture in an attempt to eliminate masturbation.
Non-ritual circumcision evolved from a misunderstanding of bodily function by physicians of the late-19th century.
Many doctors of that era believed that a normal foreskin could cause disease and lead to increased incidence of “self-abuse.”
John Harvey Kellogg, of cereal fame, was a proponent of genital cutting as a cure for this “horrible practice.” He recommended performing circumcision “without administering an anesthetic, as the pain attending the operation will have a salutary [health-giving] effect upon the mind, especially if connected with the idea of punishment.”