The Circumcision Discussion - page 114

by jmspeach

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I know this can be a HUGE debate, and I'm not looking to start any arguments. I was just wondering as you are OB nurses. I'm expecting a boy in July and not sure if we should circ. or not. My husband says yes, it's better... Read More


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    I just plan on having him ask what they are doing looking anyway.
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    Quote from Elvish
    I just plan on having him ask what they are doing looking anyway.
    Just out of couriosity, what part of the country are you in?
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    Quote from Joe12
    Just out of couriosity, what part of the country are you in?
    I'm below the Mason-Dixon line.
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    Quote from Elvish
    I'm below the Mason-Dixon line.
    I kind of meant state, but if you're not comfortable with answering that geographic region perhaps? You said that circumcision is running about the national average I just like to know where that is. If you say, Georgia or Virginia that's pretty good if you say California I am not surprised that's all I just like to get a feel for what's happening in different places that's all.
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    South-east US, if that clears things up for ya. I do think we do pretty well, since we're not California, like you say. I'd rather not say state if that's ok.

    I have seen a drop in circ rates at my hospital in the almost-4 years I've been there.
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    Quote from Elvish
    I just plan on having him ask what they are doing looking anyway.
    I'm sure most people wouldn't have an answer to that question but to be honest...if you're in a shower room and everyone is naked...you're going to notice anyway. Human nature I suppose.
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    Quote from Elvish
    South-east US, if that clears things up for ya. I do think we do pretty well, since we're not California, like you say. I'd rather not say state if that's ok.

    I have seen a drop in circ rates at my hospital in the almost-4 years I've been there.
    That's good enough, I figured SE most people in CA wouldn't say below the MD line. That's good to hear though. Do the staff do any education to help dissuade people?


    Quote from AirforceRN
    I'm sure most people wouldn't have an answer to that question but to be honest...if you're in a shower room and everyone is naked...you're going to notice anyway. Human nature I suppose.
    It's not so much a question of seeing or not it would be a question of making an issue out of it. I've never had a problem with it and I am in a locker room 4 - 6 times a week. I'll also add that as with most other people there I try hard not to notice and it's the only time I am glad my vision is about 20/80 and I only put my glasses/contacts back on last before I'am about to leave and for good reason.
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    That's good enough, I figured SE most people in CA wouldn't say below the MD line. That's good to hear though. Do the staff do any education to help dissuade people?
    On the whole, do staff help dissuade? No. There is a pocket of a few of us that remind parents that this is not a 'have-to' sort of thing under any circumstances and try to open a discussion. The truth is that about 90% of folks have their minds made up before they ever set foot in the hosp. We do not have an extraordinarily high % of patients that do it for religious reasons, so mostly people do it for the supposed hygiene issue, or the matching-Daddy thing. It's a funny thing, though - 3/4 of our mgmt is totally against it, and almost all our hospital NPs are against it. I don't know why there isn't a bigger push in that direction.

    I do, however, make it a point to thank people who've chosen NOT to do it. It's amazing the response I get when I do that - I had one Mom breathe a big sigh of relief as she'd caught a lot of guff from family and friends re: not circing her boy.
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    Ther is less HIV transmitted with circumcised boys. Here is an article from Newsweek: http://www.newsweek.com/id/192472

    But my 15 yo son is not circed--he can do it later if he feels it needs to be done.
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    Quote from awsmom8
    Ther is less HIV transmitted with circumcised boys. Here is an article from Newsweek: http://www.newsweek.com/id/192472

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    This is going to open up a whole new can of worms but let me just say that condoms are far more effective at preventing HIV with no risk of surgical complications, less expense, and without permanent alteration of a body part.

    Also, there is a lot of question about the methods and quality of this study and the associated conclusions.
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