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Circumcision Facts

1) Less infections (yes, boys can be taught to clean down there but really, how many boys will clean good enough)

2) Less risk of Prostrate Cancer

3) this is new as of a couple of months is better for women to have sex with circumcised men because there is less risk of getting the HPV virus

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:02 PM on Feb. 18, 2011 in General Parenting

Answers (18)
  • The US infant circumcision rate is now 32%, down from 56% three years ago, according to a report from the CDC. A new study revealed a medical secret: more than 100 American babies succumb to circumcision-related deaths.

    Circumcision does not guarantee a problem free penis. In fact, in many cases it is the very thing that initiates numerous problems. Careful cleaning must be performed. Infections of the raw wound are common.

    Many parents are led to believe that circumcision is safer than leaving the penis in its natural form. Your Child’s Health by Barton Schmitt reports one out of every 500 circumcisions results in a serious complication. Many things can go wrong including hemorrhage, infections and damage to the penis. More than one hundred baby boys die from circumcision each year in the United States. All of they could have lived if their parents had just said "No" to an unecessary surgery.

    Answer by Razelda at 2:08 PM on Feb. 18, 2011

  • Much of the harm from circumcision does not become apparent until adulthood.

    The assumption that circumcision is inevitable at some later time is a myth. This fear is unwarranted. In Taking Care of Your Child, the authors state, “The overwhelming majority of uncircumcised boys never develop medical problems.” There is a less than 1% chance that circumcision will ever be medically necessary.

    The fact that many circumcised men will ardently defend the continued practice ...and dismiss it as a trivial matter has its parallel among circumcised women in Africa.

    Circumcision is irreversible. Healthy, functioning tissue is amputated from a helpless baby. Many have taken the position that the procedure is a human rights violation. The question is whether parents have the right to consent to an unnecessary procedure that has lifelong consequences.

    Answer by Razelda at 2:09 PM on Feb. 18, 2011

  • 1) is a crock. cleaner? for who? bringing a newborn home w/ a bloody penis stump is gross and often gets infected. having to change a crusty gauze w/ every diaper change is a LOT more cleaning and work and high maintenance. my son (uncut) is 6 now and retracts and cleans in the shower just like he brushes his teeth. it takes about as long, too. his breath can be smelly so should we cut out his tongue and teeth?

    Answer by hibbingmom at 2:10 PM on Feb. 18, 2011

  • One thing is certain and those who are fully informed know that nonreligious circumcision is not medically necessary. Knowing this, if a parent still chooses to circumcise their baby, they are doing it for so-called cosmetic reasons. Nonreligious RIC persists in America because it has become part of our culture. It has evolved into a purely cosmetic procedure. As an infant, he is forced to experience the parent’s preference. Upon maturity, the son may not share the same preference. He may later conclude that if it had been left up to him, he would have preferred to remain intact.

    Answer by Razelda at 2:10 PM on Feb. 18, 2011

  • How many of you have uncircumcised husbands? Not to mention it looks horrible to have an uncircumcised penis

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 2:11 PM on Feb. 18, 2011

  • Unfortunately, the foreskin is still blamed for countless problems. So with the best of intentions, parents continue to authorize the procedure totally unaware of the risks taken and loss involved. But these medical problems are usually caused by other means. Penile and cervical cancers, urinary tract infections and sexually transmitted diseases have nothing to do with the foreskin itself. The information as to what actually causes these conditions is readily available.

    It appears that the major reason circumcision persists in this country is that many think all penises should look alike. The “like father, like son” argument is as famous as the locker room excuse. But, with the current circumcision rate of 57%, these arguments are now moot.

    Answer by Razelda at 2:12 PM on Feb. 18, 2011

  • What's the question?

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:13 PM on Feb. 18, 2011

  • I have slept with two men that were circumcised and it looks like their penis had been through a jag saw. Others had minimal but obvious scarring. I personally prefer a penis that is not circumcised.

    What is so wrong with being natural? What is horrible and ugly about it? It's how men are MEANT to be!

    Answer by Razelda at 2:13 PM on Feb. 18, 2011

  • think of the tonsils. and appendix. they're born with them and usually die with them. however if at some point in your life they become problematic, you have them removed. we have LOTS of body parts and chunks of skin we could do without..... OP you know those 3 facts are opinions and poor ones at that. If you believed them you're scream them loud and proud and not hide behind the anon function.

    your poor sons will never know what they're missing. literally. because you're paying someone to chop off the equivalent of their clitoris.

    circumcision came to be in the USA because it was thought to help curb masturbation. why? because the foreskin is a sexual organ on its own. ignorance sickens me. I'll bet your car-seats are installed wrong too.

    Answer by hibbingmom at 2:14 PM on Feb. 18, 2011

  • If this were true,prostate cancer would be RAMPANT!

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 2:17 PM on Feb. 18, 2011

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