The Circumcision Discussion - page 114
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
- 0Quote from ElvishI 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.I'm below the Mason-Dixon line.
- 0Quote from ElvishThat'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?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.
Quote from AirforceRNIt'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.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.
- 0That'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?
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.
- 3Apr 15, '09 by CEGQuote from awsmom8This 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.Ther is less HIV transmitted with circumcised boys. Here is an article from Newsweek: http://www.newsweek.com/id/192472
Also, there is a lot of question about the methods and quality of this study and the associated conclusions.