We sent a letter to Men’s Health in response to their horrible article in their March 2009 issue. Since Men’s Health seems to only publish one- or two-sentence excerpts from letters, we drafted ours accordingly. Here it is:

Steven Svoboda
706 The Alameda
Berkeley, CA 94707

February 18, 2009

“On the Minds of Men”
Men’s Health Magazine

Dear Men’s Health:

“Should All Males Be Circumcised?” [March] Talk about a loaded question! Anesthetic can’t eliminate pain and carries risks. The procedure kills over a hundred babies each year.

Circumcision condemns males to a lifelong loss of erotic function and sensitivity. Ever wonder why Viagra was a particularly big “hit” in the US?

The circumcision experiment has already been tried and failed here, as the US has both the highest circumcision rate and the highest HIV rate in the developed world.

Steven Svoboda
Attorneys for the Rights of the Child