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Stop mutilating your babies!!!!
by Anonymous
November 19, 2012 at 4:02 PM

http://www.drmomma.org/2010_03_01_archive.html

Why did my loving parents do this to me many years ago?

I’m sure their doctor told them it was the hygienic thing to do. But I’m equally sure I must have been screaming like hell while it was being done. Today, millions of circumcisions are still performed. But it’s time to stop this shocking brutality and the complications associated with it.

Dr. Guy Madder, a surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, Australia, reports in the Annals of Family Medicine that there is no convincing evidence that circumcision decreases the risk of sexually transmitted disease, urinary tract infections, or penile cancer.

The rituals of some religious faiths advocate circumcision. But, apart from these circumstances, it’s hard to justify this procedure. In fact, a reading of the world’s medical journals makes your hair stand on end when you read of potential surgical complications.

How common are complications? This depends on how you label a complication. For example, penal foreskin is anatomically the most sensitive part of the organ. It ensures satisfactory sex. It’s therefore reasonable to argue that in this instance the complication rate is 100% because it decreases sexual satisfaction.

There’s another aspect to circumcision that is never mentioned in the discussion of the pros and cons of this surgery. Today, erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs are being used by an increasing number of males, and many of them are not in their senior years. I admit, I have no hard statistics on this matter. [Editor's note: recent ED statistics are outlined in The Rise of Viagra]

But I wonder how many males who require ED drugs could have experienced a longer and more satisfactory sex life, if this sensitive organ had not been removed. I suspect more than we realize. This is a great project for some aspiring researcher!

But why do some of the complications of this procedure make one’s hair stand on end? Harvey Cushing, one of Harvard’s greatest brain surgeons, once remarked that, “There is no such thing as minor surgery, but there are a lot of minor surgeons.” In this case, a profound remark.

Compared to brain surgery, circumcision is a minor procedure, and is normally performed without complications. But, no surgical procedure to my knowledge has ever been devised, regardless of how minor it is, without possible untoward results.

The world’s medical journals are full of reports dealing with a variety of surgical complications. And the vast majority of severe complications are not an act of God, but technical human errors made during the procedure.

A primary problem is the incorrect use of the circumcision clamp. In some cases too much foreskin is pulled into the clamp resulting in injury, not only to the shaft of the penis, but also to the urinary tube (urethra) that runs through it. The most traumatic complication in the past caused the amputation of part of the penis.

Such traumatic injuries to the penis and urethra often result in urinary stricture and difficulty passing urine. Or, the injury may result in a urethral fistula, in which urine is discharged through an abnormal opening. These complications are not easy to repair, and what starts out as a minor procedure, becomes a major one. Moreover, some of these injuries only become apparent following discharge from hospital. A fistula often takes weeks or months to make its presence known.

There have been bizarre problems that one would never think of happening. For instance, one newborn screamed during the procedure with such intensity that the stomach ruptured, requiring additional emergency surgery.

Another had heart failure [heart attack] from the circumcision surgery and died.

Still another died from a bleeding disorder post-op. It’s easy to see how this could happen since coagulation studies are not routinely done prior to circumcision surgery.

Why wouldn’t babies scream like hell when circumcised without anesthesia? And how many males who have it done later in life would agree to this procedure without anesthesia?

Today we criticize those cultures that believe in the barbaric act of female circumcision. Yet Western doctors continue to carry out this sadistic procedure in males without their permission. That’s why many argue that circumcision violates the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. Amen to that.

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There are more links and good reads on the website. This isn't a debate. You are playing with fire and potentially scarring your son for life. Please be factually informed before you chop it off. You may sit back and say "Well, my baby/son never had problems, he is set for life!" Look at the increase of men looking to reverse it and now looking to help for ED. The complications may not be present at first, but they will come at a vengence later.

Replies

  • momto2boys973
    November 20, 2012 at 10:01 PM
    Quoting Anonymous:

    "You are a total weirdo!"

    But she knows that penises and vaginas are different and therefore "surgically altering" one isn't comparable to "surgically altering" the other, which is more than I can say for you...

    Sharon
  • Anonymous 69
    by Anonymous 69
    November 20, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    Really? Your excuse for altering a childs genitals is that a car might drive through their house and kill them? MmmmKay.

    Vaginas look no more the same as each other than penises. Ask you hubby. Vaginas also have lots of skin which love to keep in moisture, harbor bacteria and allow yeast to overgrow, so maybe we should just lop off all those flaps in the name of risk prevention? 


    Quoting keriley1:

    They all look basically the same, so you still don't make sense. Its not to LOOK like him its for the health benfits. Which there are. No one can deny there are benefits to it. Sure there are risks, but there is a bit of risk just sitting on your couch. A car could come flying thru your wall and kill you. (just happened last summer to a poor old lady just sitting in her living room.)

    Quoting Anonymous:

    We were talking about surgically altering a child to look like the parent. Are you gonna SURICALLY alter your daughters vagina to look like yours? I just assumed I did not have to spell that out, since that is what we were talking about. 

    Quoting keriley1:

    Not entirely sure how you come to that conclusion but ok.

    Quoting Anonymous:

    You are a total weirdo!

    Quoting keriley1:

    Uh....good attempt at making an argument. I personally will not be having sex with her or make her have babies, but when (or if) she does then I guess hers will probably be just like mine.

    Quoting Anonymous:

    You gonna make your daughter vagina just like yours too? 

    Quoting keriley1:

    My fiance likes his p.p. just the way it is and said I don't have a choice if we ever have a boy, he will be circumsized just like daddy.








  • JBiiirdD
    November 20, 2012 at 10:29 PM
    Simple solution to all of this. Stop worrying about what other people choose to do to, with, for, without, because of...etc their children; as others have stated.

    Just take care of them, love them & provide them with the essentials needed to make it in this cruel world.
  • baileymarie723
    November 20, 2012 at 10:34 PM
    None of them wished they had it done because society expects it to be done. They all had personal reasons that they wished it was done.

    Quoting Anonymous:


  • keriley1
    November 20, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    Hahaha, ok. And idk about YOURS but I don't have that problem.

    Quoting Anonymous:

    Really? Your excuse for altering a childs genitals is that a car might drive through their house and kill them? MmmmKay.

    Vaginas look no more the same as each other than penises. Ask you hubby. Vaginas also have lots of skin which love to keep in moisture, harbor bacteria and allow yeast to overgrow, so maybe we should just lop off all those flaps in the name of risk prevention? 


    Quoting keriley1:

    They all look basically the same, so you still don't make sense. Its not to LOOK like him its for the health benfits. Which there are. No one can deny there are benefits to it. Sure there are risks, but there is a bit of risk just sitting on your couch. A car could come flying thru your wall and kill you. (just happened last summer to a poor old lady just sitting in her living room.)

    Quoting Anonymous:

    We were talking about surgically altering a child to look like the parent. Are you gonna SURICALLY alter your daughters vagina to look like yours? I just assumed I did not have to spell that out, since that is what we were talking about. 

    Quoting keriley1:

    Not entirely sure how you come to that conclusion but ok.

    Quoting Anonymous:

    You are a total weirdo!

    Quoting keriley1:

    Uh....good attempt at making an argument. I personally will not be having sex with her or make her have babies, but when (or if) she does then I guess hers will probably be just like mine.

    Quoting Anonymous:

    You gonna make your daughter vagina just like yours too? 

    Quoting keriley1:

    My fiance likes his p.p. just the way it is and said I don't have a choice if we ever have a boy, he will be circumsized just like daddy.









  • dee1603
    by dee1603
    November 20, 2012 at 10:41 PM
    Probably because we still don't care and are still choosing that for our children.


    Quoting Anonymous:

    Seriously you guys are FAST readers if you READ all of the FACTS on this website and came back with an informed argument. Kudos to you. Must be a record!


  • Anonymous 69
    by Anonymous 69
    November 20, 2012 at 10:46 PM

    EXACTLY! AND neither do most intact penises. In fact, fewer intact men have those problems than women. FAR FEWER! Yet these are some of the main reasons used to defend RIC. Thanks for bringing it back to that. 

    Quoting keriley1:

    Hahaha, ok. And idk about YOURS but I don't have that problem.

    Quoting Anonymous:

    Really? Your excuse for altering a childs genitals is that a car might drive through their house and kill them? MmmmKay.

    Vaginas look no more the same as each other than penises. Ask you hubby. Vaginas also have lots of skin which love to keep in moisture, harbor bacteria and allow yeast to overgrow, so maybe we should just lop off all those flaps in the name of risk prevention? 


    Quoting keriley1:

    They all look basically the same, so you still don't make sense. Its not to LOOK like him its for the health benfits. Which there are. No one can deny there are benefits to it. Sure there are risks, but there is a bit of risk just sitting on your couch. A car could come flying thru your wall and kill you. (just happened last summer to a poor old lady just sitting in her living room.)

    Quoting Anonymous:

    We were talking about surgically altering a child to look like the parent. Are you gonna SURICALLY alter your daughters vagina to look like yours? I just assumed I did not have to spell that out, since that is what we were talking about. 

    Quoting keriley1:

    Not entirely sure how you come to that conclusion but ok.

    Quoting Anonymous:

    You are a total weirdo!

    Quoting keriley1:

    Uh....good attempt at making an argument. I personally will not be having sex with her or make her have babies, but when (or if) she does then I guess hers will probably be just like mine.

    Quoting Anonymous:

    You gonna make your daughter vagina just like yours too? 

    Quoting keriley1:

    My fiance likes his p.p. just the way it is and said I don't have a choice if we ever have a boy, he will be circumsized just like daddy.










  • ATG499
    by ATG499
    November 20, 2012 at 10:48 PM
    I had my son circumcised. I regret it every day.
  • Anonymous 69
    by Anonymous 69
    November 20, 2012 at 10:49 PM

    They lied, or they used their one intact uncle with "lots of infections, and need for circ as a grown man." There is no good reason for RIC. The reason men support it is societal pressures, or anecdotal stories of foreskins gone awry. 

    Quoting baileymarie723:

    None of them wished they had it done because society expects it to be done. They all had personal reasons that they wished it was done.

    Quoting Anonymous:



  • momto2boys973
    November 20, 2012 at 10:52 PM
    Quoting Anonymous:



    "They lied, or they used their one intact uncle with "lots of infections, and need for circ as a grown man." There is no good reason for RIC. The reason men support it is societal pressures, or anecdotal stories of foreskins gone awry."

    Generalizations are never a good move

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