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Stop mutilating your babies!!!!

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

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.

Posted by Anonymous on Nov. 19, 2012 at 4:02 PM
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grace1973
by on Nov. 26, 2012 at 6:25 PM

So?  So I didn't solicit YOUR opinion when posting mine.  As for comparing male circumcision to female circumcision, agree to disagree.  If you wish to compare the good intentions behind male circumcision to female circumcision (done mostly in countries as an attempt to CONTROL the sexuality of females, by the way), more power to you.  My son was also vaccinated for HPV and to date, he's offered up no complaints about his circumcision. 

Quoting Anonymous:

So? I am for vaccines, so that is great! I son is getting the HPV vaccine. Does not change my opinion on RIC. 

Quoting grace1973:

It's called VULVAR cancer, there is no such thing as clitoral cancer. And my daughter received the HPV vaccination to help in preventing that. 

Quoting Anonymous:

A circumcison will reduce your daughters risks of labial, and clitoral cancer. Best to just take care of her extra skin at birth too. 

Quoting grace1973:

I had my son circumcised at birth and don't feel a bit of shame for my decision.  I believe in the end, for him, I made the right choice.  The anecdotal evidence is overwhelmingly affirmative that circumcision helps reduce the spread of infectious disease, including transmission if HIV.  Additionally, the American Board of Pediatrics is finally considering weighing in to support circumcision.  The W.H.O. already recommends circumcisions, particularly in countries where access to medical care is scarce and HIV is rampant.  So yeah, I did it.   Who wouldn't want to do all they can in the quest to protect their children.  I also insisted he be vaccinated for HPV.  Sue me. 





Anonymous
by Anonymous 83 on Nov. 26, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Great article from a well informed doctor. 

 http://www.doctorsopposingcircumcision.org/info/info-forcedretraction.html

I know Im not going to change anyone's veiws - but I just think its so horrible that parents think they have the RIGHT to do this to their children ("I will do whatever I want with my child") . Grown boys do all kinds of body modifications for all kinds of reasons - let them decide whether they want to be intact or not. It is not your body you should make these decisions for them. 

The above article explains how much misinformation there is which is Why  there can be complications with intact boys. 


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