The website of Kaiser Permanente depicts an intact and circumcised penis for comparison purposes, where the intact penis is drawn crooked and the circumcised penis is drawn straight and symmetrical. On their webpage that lists possible risks, loss of sensation isn't mentioned.
Chief of Pediatrics
The late Dr. Edgar J. Schoen was Chief of Pediatrics at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland for 24 years. Schoen's former office is in the Julia Morgan building on Broadway that houses Kaiser Permanente's genetics department in San Fransico, only a few yards from the home office of Daniel T. Halperin, assistant professor of anthropology at UCSF's Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPDS).
In 1987, Schoen was appointed head of the Task Force on Circumcision that created the third policy (1989) by the American Academy of Pediatrics after reading his joyful paean to circumcision, Ode to the Circumcised Male, where he pushed for routine infant circumcision, but the neonatologists on Schoen's committee wouldn't go for it. According to Schoen, not performing circumcision would be "taking us back to nineteenth-century medicine on the eve of the 21st century," and that circumcision will prevent "dermatological problems".
Circumcision, Kaiser Permanente, Healthwise, Incorporated. Retrieved 30 August 2011.
Circumcision Risks, Kaiser Permanente, Healthwise, Incorporated. Retrieved 30 August 2011.
About Dr. Schoen, Medicirc.org, eSudo Technology Solutoins, Inc.. Retrieved 30 August 2011.
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