interesting article


    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.
    Last edit by crissrn27 on Oct 6, '07
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  3. by   ElvishDNP
    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
  4. by   crissrn27
    Quote from Arwen_U
    All I have to say is

    Food for thought. Off to the commune to eat my granola now.
    I am right there with ya! I'll just have a big crunchy bowl myself!
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I am all for not doing circ's in the hospital, esp in the first early days of life. But in a doctor's office, after a couple of weeks, well, different story. The vast majority of circ's are done this way where I practice anyway. IF I had it to do over again, I would not cave and circ my son just due to aesthetic reasons. It is a risky and painful surgery, after all. But that is just me. I am willing to allow others INFORMED choice.