Podcast 064: The Facts & Myths about Circumcision | Dr. Adrienne Carmack, Urologist

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My guest today on “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Dr. Adrienne Carmack, a board-certified urologist and mother of three children. She is an expert in the issues surrounding circumcision and the author of The Good Mommy’s Guide to Her Little Boy’s Penis.

In this episode, we will cover:

  1. what Dr. Carmack’s research into the health benefits of circumcision revealed and why she doesn’t recommend the procedure to her patients anymore.
  2. the normal physiologic function and purpose of the foreskin and what circumcised boys/men loose from having it removed
  3. current worldwide and US trends in circumcision rates
  4. answers to the emotional issues parents deal with of “looking like daddy” and “looking different in the locker room”

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About Dr. Adrienne Carmack:

Adrienne Carmack, MD is a board-certified urologist and mother of three children, all of whom were born outside of a hospital and none of whom are circumcised. She is the author of Reclaiming My Birth Rights: A Mother’s Wisdom Triumphs Over the Harmful Practices of Her Medical Profession and The Good Mommy’s Guide to Her Little Boy’s Penis.

 

 

About the Author

Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” in iTunes. His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to strengthen maternal bonding for a happier pregnancy, gentler birth and easier post-partum experience. Dr. Jay is also the proud father of his 3 year old son, Niko who keeps him very busy (and happy) outside of the office.