A bit of news - I found out that a girl who will be taking the same classes with me at the same time also is uncomfortable with viewing the procedure for the same reasons I have. I think it might be easier if i'm not alone.
Happewendy - can completely relate to your experience with the fetus. The first time i saw an abortus in hospital environment i was only 9 years old. Like i said - I've experienced more than an everage person needs to know before they reach maturity. The second time it was my own, a victim of nature's caprice.
Molly and Mattsmom - I mentioned earlier that I do not impose my views on anyone. and if this is what I do, then views of others should not be imposed on mine. Just because american society considers circumcision to be a social norm, it doesn't mean that I must accept it and go along with it. I now this is a difficult subject to discuss and I appreciate your input.
Mattsmom, i understand what u are saying when u wrote:
"The fact that this procedure is troubling you so much suggests to me you may have trouble accepting other's belief systems if they differ from your own....we really can't do that and be an effective nurse "
But I am just curious if you would have trouble accepting a little girl being circumcised in front of you and if you would, would u feel that your reaction would prevent you from being an effective healthcare professional?
I enjoy exchanging messages with all of you, it is a good experience , thank you again for visiting this thread