Circumcision Debate - page 11

Hi all. Our HealthGate topic of the week is a debate about circumcision. Is it a minor operation, (endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics) that improves cleanliness and that a baby doesn't... Read More

  1. by   DapperRN
    Alright, for crying out loud what is the big deal. The majority of people lets say about 99% of the people who I've met that are totally against this procedure are either women or uncirc'd men. For the love of god let it go already in a nutshell boys are circ'd if there pappy was and that's pretty much it. And I have assisted in hundreds of these procedures and have only seen two babies cry and chances are they were cryin' cause they were cold. And for the love of god, show me someone who had it done when they were a little tyke that actually remembers the bloody procedure. If you want to have your child done great, go for it. If not don't but really IT'S NOT A BIG DEAL.
  2. by   froghair
    im not done and ive never had any problems, if i had kids would i get it done??? no i wouldnt, it wouldnt even be a thought. if there was some medical reason for them to have it done i would. to get it done "because daddy had it done" seem preaty silly. out here the rate of circs done is very low, its basiclly non existant
  3. by   carolinapooh
    Quote from semstr
    Cici is only done out of religious or health reasons here.
    There are no more men dying of penile cancer and European men certainly don't smell of urine. Well, not more as any other men, who don't know how to wash themselves.
    As for the cath of older men, that is always a hassle, with or without foreskin, isn't?

    My British husband, who of course is intact (LOL), would agree completely with you. It seemed like a big deal to me at one time - being American! - but if we ever have a son I don't think he will be, either.
  4. by   AtheistRN
    I have assisted with two circumcisions. My two sons, 17 & 6, are intact. People that request a doc to slice the skin off their son's penis are INSANE! The docs that perform this "surgery" are ABHORRENT.
  5. by   Irishlass79
    Why do you keep calling a stranger honey?
  6. by   Giveheart
    Quote from GeneraLee
    I have assisted with two circumcisions. My two sons, 17 & 6, are intact. People that request a doc to slice the skin off their son's penis are INSANE! The docs that perform this "surgery" are ABHORRENT.
    It is a normal surgical procedure that has been around since Biblical times. It should actually be MANDATORY. Having the surgery as a baby is a lot safer then having it as an adult. Many boys and men have problems with tightening of the foreskin, and other issues. I have also heard of increase in cancer. Your sons are young now but when they are unable to clean for themselves...I don't know how much nursing experience you have but attending many males in my 14 years, there are many men who do not clean well under there foreskins and the junk trapped under there is gross! It is also very easy to forget to pull down the foreskin after cleaning leading to painful sores and swelling that could cause infection. I also have a feeling who have only sexual experience with men who are uncircumcised. I have spoken to men who have had both!...Grew up uncircumsized then later in life to be circumcized and they much prefer the latter! Also, polls have indicated, for women they much prefer a circumcized penis!...looks sooooo much better! You might not see it but when boys share a locker room, it is very apparent what is more attractive and this can also cause insecurity issues.

    ETA: My son and his father are uncircumcised. My son ended up with complications at 10 years old because his foreskin would not retract.
    Last edit by Giveheart on Mar 25, '11

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