A concerning new study suggests that decades of medical procedures performed on infants without pain management has had deeply traumatizing effects.
A groundbreaking study … demonstrates that the infant pain experience, despite long held assumptions to the contrary, closely resembles that of adults.
Researchers discovered that when 1-6 day old babies were exposed to the same pain stimulus as adults their brains “lit up” in almost exactly the same manner. More specifically, infant and adult pain responses were indistinguishable in 18 of the 20 regions observed through fMRI imaging. The only two brain regions that pain did not show activation in the infants were the amygdala and the orbitofrontal cortex: two regions believed to help with the interpretation of pain stimuli…
While not specifically mentioned in the study, the practice of male infant circumcision may constitute the most egregious example of a medically unnecessary procedure. It is arguably responsible for extensive psychological and emotional damage within the male psyche due to the unacknowledged pain and trauma it has exacted in the millions that have involuntarily undergone it without adequate pain management.
Indeed, male infant circumcision is 1 of 6 of the most commonly performed medical procedures and responsible for 1.108 million hospital stays in 2011. The United States has the highest circumcision rate in the world, with an estimated rate of 69-97%, followed by 70% in Australia, 48% in Canada, and 24% in the United Kingdom. This is all the more concerning considering that circumcision is one of the least medically justified interventions from the perspective of evidence-based medicine. Learn more by reading: “The Foreskin: Why Is It Such A Secret in North America?” Amazingly, it has only been less than two decades that the American Academic of Pediatrics recommended anesthesia be used during the procedure. This only happened after research emerged showing behavioral differences in infant and mother-infant dyad behaviors between anesthetized and unanesthetized infants…
Considering what has been revealed by the new study, we must ask: how many infants have had been deeply traumatized not only via partial dismemberment of an important component of their reproductive and eliminative anatomy, but through the pain and anxiety associated with such a medical ritual which lacks unequivocal clinical research support for safety, efficacy, and any of its purported health benefits?
We hope that research like this will raise a flag of extreme caution when it comes to the increasingly prevalent over-medicalization of our most vulnerable populations. In other words, the solution is not simply to increase conventional pain management strategies which have many unintended, adverse effects — even with seemingly more benign over-the-counter drugs like Tylenol, which was recently found to have psychotropic properties such as flattening affect. The focus, therefore, should be on reducing overdiagnosis, overtreatment, and the uncritical implementation of a standard of care which errs on the side of aggressive and invasive procedures.
I found this interview among past emails today and felt a responsibility to share it. It is not “Saudi Arabia” that does such things, but rather a small group of very rich men in Saudi Arabia, who consider themselves to be entitled and cruelly control the lives of others. Similar oppression occurs all over the world. I was circumcised in Kansas in the 1950s (see my book The Rape of Innocence: Female Genital Mutilation and Circumcision in the USA), so I was horrified by parts of this article. Baby boys still are being circumcised by medical doctors who feel it is fair for them to profit by reducing the quality of life of children. And then there are the religious “entitled” who ruthlessly prey (yes, not pray, but prey) on children and women, using them as slaves and sex slaves. See also Sister Charlotte’s story – a nun in North America.
ESPECIALLY – Warn all women to be wary of the promise of wealth, security and “free” education (see end of article).
White girls circumcision in Saudi Arabia An interview with a Saudi doctor October, 2005
Doctor Muzaffar – I have a medical practice in Jizan, Saudi Arabia which I practice female circumcision. I am a Egyptian and still spend much time there, but spend much time at my clinic in the Kingdom. My husband travels with me. Female circumcision is well established in Egypt and is now spreading in the Kingdom from the Tihama region of the Arabian peninsula. The locals have practiced in for many years and now the Saudi religious police have encouraged its spread in the Kingdom.
RZ – Why did you pick there to set up your practice if female circumcision is easily available?
Doctor Muzaffar – I was recruited in my homeland, Egypt, by the religious police, as circumcising the young may be done by midwives, but there was few trained female doctors in the Kingdom that had experience in circumcising grown women.
RZ – Religious police?
Doctor Muzaffar – Yes, this is the new more tolerant religious police. Where in the past prostitution or adultery was punishable by stoning, now sometimes they simply have the accused circumcised and/or infibulated. They bring them to my clinic and they are my guest for a day or two. I also train nurses for the religious police to perform female circumcision. After a training period they are moved to female hospitals in other Kingdom cities. Clitoridectomy is not not a hard thing to learn for the average nurse. The religious police feel that female circumcision has many positive benefits. It calms women, ends lesbian activities, discourages adultery and prostitution. It allows women to concentrate on being good wives and mothers. Continue reading White girls circumcision in Saudi Arabia→
Morten Frisch, MD, PhD and Doctor of Medicine, a professor of sexual health epidemiology at Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen and at Aalborg University in Denmark discusses his 2011 study on sexual function difficulties in circumcised men and their female partners. He also gives an account of the difficulties that researchers may face when their study results are not in favor of male circumcision.
Frisch et al’s study, which showed an excess of orgasm difficulties in circumcised men, as well as significantly increased frequencies of orgasm difficulties, pain during intercource and a sense of incomplete sexual needs fulfilment in women with circumcised spouses, was preceded by three other publications based on the same dataset, dealing with sexual dysfunctions in Danish men and women in relation to socioeconomic factors, health factors and lifestyle factors, respectively.
All these three studies were published without serious criticisms from peer reviewers in the two most prestigious US journals of sexual health (Journal of Sexual Medicine and Archives of Sexual Behavior). However, adding one more variable to the analysis, namely male circumcision status, changed everything, and made reviewers extremely critical of everything about the whole dataset. Only after dealing with extensive, obstructive peer-review comments from one of the world’s leading pro-circumcision propagandists, a review which included serious insinuations of racism and amateurism, was the study finally published in the International Journal of Epidemiology 2011;40:1367-1381.
References: Frisch M, Lindholm M, Grønbæk M. Male circumcision and sexual function in men and women: a survey-based, cross-sectional study in Denmark. Int J Epidemiol 2011 Oct;40(5):1367-81 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21… (This is the original paper, in which Professor Frisch et al present their controversial study findings)
Morris BJ, Waskett JH, Gray RH. Does sexual function survey in Denmark offer any support for male circumcision having an adverse effect? Int J Epidemiol 2012 Feb;41(1):310-2 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22… (This is a critical letter-to-the-editor by circumcision advocate Brian J. Morris et al)
Frisch M. Author’s Response to: Does sexual function survey in Denmark offer any support for male circumcision having an adverse effect? Int J Epidemiol 2012 Feb;41(1):312-4 http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/content… (This is the author’s response to the criticism by Morris, Waskett and Gray.
Additionally, in his response, Professor Frisch gives a thought provoking insight into the role of Brian J. Morris, when he served as a peer-reviewer trying hard to prevent the study from getting published)
A particularly orwellian MGM “patient education” marketing video which is shown to doctors:
“the caregiver will place a device over the glans … to protect the penis”.
Obedience and social destabilization is the agenda, just as it has been in the USA’s “back yard” (latin america) for decades. It’s all about redirecting human energies from families and communities into the state. And no widespread conspiracy is needed: at the street level it’s enforced by unconscious fear of facing what was done to us when we were unable to defend ourselves. But at the top, you can be sure they know exactly what they’re doing. The matrix is real, but what they’re harvesting is not heat, but a much higher form of energy: human aspirations and ingenuity. http://thoughtcrimeradio.net/2014/02/the-war-on-empathy-love-and-family/
It’s why the NIH initially funded and then censored and disavowed revolutionary research into the bio/emotional needs of young children, research that could empty our prisons in a generation and make our communities whole: http://violence.de/
It’s taken me 60 years to figure out THE fundamental reality of the western world: it’s run by luciferians. I know this for a fact, it turned out a good friend of mine was subjected to satanic ritual abuse as a child. Circumcision is also a form of SRA. It’s the most direct insult to love imaginable, a sacrifice to evil itself, a hidden conduit of domination and subjugation imprinted on each new generation, chaining them back to the slaves of the dark ages. It’s a social infection which has long afflicted jews and muslims, and has spread into mainstream american culture via the cult of american medicine, which uses birth and babies as fodder for industrial-scale profit-generating quackery. http://members.tranquility.net/~rwinkel/MGM/birthUSA3.html
Seriously. Europe and the americas are run by satanic cults, and MGM is just one tool they use to enforce misery and domination on humanity. But that’s no reason to be scared. They are vulnerable precisely because they are so very sick. They have much to hide and the cloak is falling away.
Anyway, if love is sacred, then the foreskin is sacred too.
An important, divisive, and unanswered question of American law – and indeed of international law – is whether it is legal to circumcise healthy boys.
American medical associations and experts assert that circumcision is a common, safe, and relatively painless procedure with many medical benefits that exceed the risks. They argue that insurance should pay for it. Some religious organizations argue that circumcision is a sacred religious ritual. In any event, proponents claim that parents have a general and religious right to make the circumcision decision. They can point to the fact that no physician has ever been held liable by an American court for a properly performed circumcision.
Legal scholars, foreign medical associations, intactivist organizations, and increasing numbers of men claim the opposite, namely that circumcision is painful, risky, harmful, irreversible surgery that benefits few men, if any. These opponents of circumcision argue that, in any event, boys have a right to be left genitally intact, like girls under federal law, and to make the circumcision decision for themselves as adults…
Have you heard of NAMBLA? NAMBLA is the “North American Man/Boy Love Association”. It is a movement that is attempting to ride the tails of the gay marriage movement, to abolish age-of-consent laws criminalizing adult sexual involvement with minors. It also campaigns for the release of men who have been jailed for sexual contacts with minors. NAMBLA wants to legalize pedophilia.
Alex certainly has a way with words. He forgot, though, to mention the premature sexualization of children through circumcision… yes, Virginia, they work on an erect baby penis when they cut off the foreskin.
Alex Jones goes off on the globalists and their disgusting plan to sexualize and destroy your children.
As many of you know, ThoughtCrimeRadio, the show, and this site began as a compassionate response to the circumcision of infant boys. While reading this article (there’s more at Dr. Mercola’s website), please keep in mind, when you get to the information about autism, that boys develop autism four to five times as often as girls… and you might consider the loss of a foreskin a source of “phantom pain”, similar to the phantom pain generated by the loss of a limb. Tens of thousands of nerve endings are lost – tossed into the trash (or into the “sell to tissue handling companies for big bucks” bucket) and the big shock of the circumcision procedure to the child’s mind – the trauma of it – might explain some of the phenomena associated with what they call “hyperplasticity”:
“With excess connections and hyperactivity, the brain cannot function properly and intrusive thoughts, obsessions, ritualistic, and other abnormal behaviors may result.”
Someone already exposed to trauma – whether hospital birth trauma or circumcision or both and the assault of pushing heavy metals and other toxins into what is designed to be a pristine blood system… assault upon assault. No wonder our children are suffering.
The high incidence of male autism certainly deserves at least a thorough statistical analysis. Whose birth was “induced”; surgical (cesarean); were clamps or vacuum used? Whose mother smoked, drank, used drugs (street drugs and/or pharmaceutical drugs, including birthing drugs)? Who was subjected to premature cord clamping, blood transfusions, oxygen tent, etc? Who was breastfed and who was not? Who was circumcised and who was not? A little bit of number juggling might give us an indication of what is really going on with modern medical birthing procedures, early childhood vaccines and with circumcision.
The Dark Side of Neuroplasticity: Mind Your Moods
As phenomenal as neuroplasticity is, the effects are not always positive — plasticity actually presents a disadvantage in certain situations. Consider what happens in the brain of someone suffering from phantom limb pain. When a limb is amputated, brain neurons become “confused” and must reorganize, which sometimes results in “miswiring” as the brain misinterprets sensory data as it struggles to communicate with the missing limb.
The film features one phantom limb patient for whom facial sensations invaded recently vacated areas of his brain that had been receiving sensations from his amputated hand.
Your brain contains neural “maps,” and your facial map is adjacent to your hand map. This gentleman’s facial map had invaded his hand map — so touching his face generated sensations in his phantom hand. Unfortunately, touch sensations can present as pain. The good news is that the plasticity of the brain allows it to be tricked or manipulated into change. The hand amputee was able to get pain relief with the help of visual illusions that changed how his brain was interpreting sensory signals.
As mentioned earlier, you can deliberately reshape your neural pathways with your thoughts, feelings, and experiences — real or imagined. Neuroplasticity means that your habits can rewire your brain, favorably or unfavorably. For example, a negative outlook on life, depression, anxiety, or chronic pain can actually rewire your neural pathways in a way that makes those conditions more likely to continue.8 If you want to lose it, don’t use it! One excellent tool for reversing unfavorable neural pathways is EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique).
Stanford University Professor Robert Sapolsky has shown that stress is associated with neural degeneration.9 His research shows that long-term stressful life experiences cause elevated cortisol production, which results in the shrinking of your hippocampus. The hippocampus is one of the few regions of your brain capable of producing new neurons (neurogenesis).
Autism May Reflect Brain Hyperplasticity
Some scientists now believe autism may be a function of abnormal “hyperplasticity” in the brain. With excess connections and hyperactivity, the brain cannot function properly and intrusive thoughts, obsessions, ritualistic, and other abnormal behaviors may result…
Major Discovery — Your Brain and Immune System Are Physically Linked
It’s increasingly clear that your brain, gut, and immune system are intricately connected.
What are intactivists (people opposed to circumcision of children) doing to communicate their cause? They are educating people, having fun and making a difference in some children’s lives. Meet The Bloodstained Men. They make doctors cower at conventions. Meet them the last week of March on the lawn in front of the Capitol in Washington D.C. – Genital Integrity Awareness Week (GIAW).
“Maybe you’d be happier with your hoodie on,” said a reporter who was concerned about my toddler’s refusal to wear a jacket on an unexpectedly windy Wednesday.
The irony of his statement was completely lost on him. After all, we were standing together at a demonstration against routine circumcision — referred to more commonly and, quite frankly, accurately by definition, as “genital cutting” by many of those holding up signs of protest around me.
It was a scene that certainly didn’t feel like the right time or place to indulge in gentle euphemisms.
A group of activists who boldly aim to make unconsented genital cutting illegal in America for boys (the practice was banned by federal law in 1997 for girls), called the Bloodstained Men and Their Friends, made a unique impression on the Texas leg of their southeastern tour last week. Intact Texas’ Houston chapter and other local intactivists joined them in our city on Wednesday and Thursday.
BSM’s approach? Make the message impossible to ignore!…