Show 73 – Child Circumcision: An elephant in the hospital

Ryan McAllister’s mission is to help people get along, and towards that end, he does a lot of workshops with families. Ryan also helps families understand medical questions. He co-parents a child with a rare genetic variation and significant developmental differences. He’s a biophysicist studying breast cancer cell behaviour and a long-time parent- and child- advocate. He founded, an all-volunteer organization that promotes a nurturing start to life and the physical and emotional well being of parents, children, and communities. He also co-founded a family-inclusive intentional community in the Washington DC area. His university lecture, Circumcision: an Elephant in the Hospital was recently posted for public access to youtube.

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We hope this show helps parents make informed decisions and treat children as gently as possible. Along with what’s involved in the procedure, we discuss proper care for an intact penis and personal hygiene.

Aired live: Sunday, September 25th, 2011 0800-0900 Eastern Standard Time on CFRU 93.3 FM, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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