Quote from Farkinott
That educated people continue to mutilate their baby sons for "convenience" or for 'religious ' or 'health ' reasons is a travesty. The mental and physical trauma suffered by many african women who are circumised or infibulated is becoming more known in the western world.
The trauma of male circumcision is more widely know but it still persists............why?
I agree. It is so prevelant in the US and absolutely disgusts me to think of putting a tiny baby through so much needless pain. I always liken the health risk to that of breast cancer. We are much more likely to get that then a man is to get penile cancer. But you don't see newborn girls having their breasts cutoff to avoid later getting breast cancer. As for the cervical cancer risk, a condom would go a long way in preventing that circed or uncirced. As for convenience, it is much easier to care for a newborn who hasn't been circed.
Does Australia also have a high rate. I thought the US is one of the few countries still circing for non-religious reasons. It persists here, imho, because it is a huge money maker for the drs and hospital. There have been cases of nurses fired for refusing to participate or advising women on the downsides. I think that was a number of years ago and that nurses can now refuse to participate. And of course, babies have died from the procedure. I don't know how women can believe that their babies are just laying there like nothing is going on during the procedure. If they are it is because their little bodies are in shock! And I have heard of stories of babies screaming or vomitting during the procedure. Of course, the parents are always told the baby didn't make a peep. Get real. If you were having a part of you cut off with very ineffective pain reliever how would you feel.
Sorry for going on but the whole business of circing newborns just pisses me off! It is too traumatic for a grown man but okay for an infant. :angryfire Someone here asked me what I was going to do when my sons were upset because I didn't circ them. I said I will tell them to get it done if they want to. But what are you going to do when your circed son is upset because you cut off part of his penis. Tell him go ahead and grow it back son. The mom did not like that.