John Taylor 1932-2010

It was with great sadness that I learned of the death of John Taylor. John’s work exploded the myth that the foreskin in the human male was just spare skin, his work showed that the foreskin is a specialised and vital part of male sexual anatomy. The following is a quote from John’s obituary.

“…John spent 27 years at the Health Sciences Centre as a forensic pathologist, teacher and researcher and was an Associate Professor of Pathology at the University of Manitoba. His heart research, which included a special interest in the development of the human heart from embryo to adult, was published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. However, the research that gave John international recognition was the work he did to support a growing opposition to routine infant circumcision. His publication in the British Journal of Urology was a courageous and creative effort to secure the genital integrity of infant boys born today and in the future…”

Read the full text here.

2 thoughts on “John Taylor 1932-2010”

  1. What sad news to read that Dr. Taylor has passed away. He did such important work for our movement to end male genital mutilation. Thank you for posting this. Gloria Lemay, Vancouver BC Canada

  2. Dr. Taylor was a true hero, and his life was remarkably full and productive. His research into the complex anatomy and functions of the intact penis, alone, will forever endear him to millions of men and women, worldwide, who won’t have to suffer from the debilitating effects of male genital mutilation.

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