I hope that link works. Article is a couple of months old, but I haven't seen it posted, just ran across it.
I don't want to start the whole circumcision debate, but this was very interesting. I agree with this 100%, but I the wonder what the criteria will be. If a doctor is worried about "infection" then would that be a possible UTI when the kid is 20, risk of HIV, or what? I wonder if it will really change their practice.
I also had to chuckle at the extra $$ going to "urgent elective procedures". I realize there are such things, I just keep picturing someone saying "but I need my face lift, NOW", lol.
Oct 6, '07
All I have to say is
I have a friend who is a family practice doc in Finland and she says that circ is illegal there if you are not Jewish, Muslim, or you do not have a medical need for it.
Food for thought. Off to the commune to eat my granola now.
Last edit by ElvishDNP on Oct 6, '07