The baby in the current case, identified in court documents only as L.G., lost the entire glans, or head, of his penis after it was pulled into the jaws of the clamp, according to a federal magistrate's order.
So I ask you this, for those who believe it is safe, or misinformed about whether or not it is necessary- Would you risk your daughters this way? Would you circumcise them? How would you feel as a woman, growing up without a clitoris from a botch female circumcision?
What is it that drives people to cut their sons?
I agree, Obby. We don't remove tonsils, gall bladders, and appendix at birth because they MIGHT become inflamed or infected one day.
If you look at the rate of circumcision in other English speaking countries, our rates are rather high. It seems rather unnecessary to me.
Your choice, but perhaps it might better be left to your son. After all, it is HIS penis. He can always have it done later, but it can never be undone.
Answer by mancosmomma at 3:43 PM on Jul. 20, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 1:33 PM on Jul. 20, 2010
You DOknow that they remove a fold of skin, not the glans or even a tiny portion of the glans. And don't start comparing that to having a clitoris removed....they only do that in the backwards, genital mutilating countries, not here.
You DO realize that other countries say that same thing about us circ our boys...right? Really, they wonder why we do boys...and not girls.
Answer by mom2twobabes at 2:03 PM on Jul. 20, 2010
Wow, that is horrible. But it's also very rare. I have an aunt who died from the anesthetic when she had surgery, but that doesn't mean everyone should avoid surgery because it's unsafe. I have a cousin who lost feeling in his jaw permanently after a root canal, but that doesn't mean no one should have a root canal because they are unsafe. People get hit by buses, but buses are not banned. Planes crash but planes are not banned. I've seen a kid bitten by a goose, but still geese get to fly at will. Things happen. This is a particularly horrible thing that happens, but really what percentage of boys who have been circumcised experience this?
I don't have a son. But if I did, I might circumcise. Rare freak accidents wouldn't be likely to factor into my decision making.
Answer by Bezu at 12:55 PM on Jul. 20, 2010
Answer by dullscissors at 1:13 PM on Jul. 20, 2010