Presentation Of Anticircumcision Groups

Beginning in the 1970s many of lay anti-circumcision organizations with picturesque acronyms have sprung up. The longest – lived and probably largest is NOCIRC (National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers). Others include NOHARMM (National Organization to Halt the Abuse and Routine Mutilation of Males), NORM (National Organization of Restoring Males), RECAP (Re-cover A Penis), and BUFF (Brothers United for Future Foreskins). A San Francisco magazine, Foreskin Quarterly, aimed at gay men, focuses on the sexual advantage of the foreskin. These activist organizations, particularly NOCIRC, mainly using anecdotes and testimonials, have gained a good deal of media attention and have had a misguided influence in discouraging newborn circumcision, particularly in middle class educated parents.