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Scaring parents into Circumcision now???? wtf

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Circumcision Rate Falls Despite Health Risks


Image: A newborn closes his eyes during his Bris, a Jewish circumcision ceremonyNOAH BERGER / AP FILE
A newborn closes his eyes during his circumcision ceremony. New data shows the rate of circumcision in the U.S. has fallen.

Nearly a quarter of newborn boys are not being circumcised, according to a new report. It's a trend that the researchers say could lead to medical complications for half of those boys over their lifetimes.

The rate of neonatal circumcision in the United States fell to just 77 percent in 2010 from a high of 83 percent in the 1960s, according to the report published Wednesday in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

The international team of researchers say that's worrisome because uncircumcised infants are at a greater risk for urinary tract infections, which can lead to kidney damage. Indeed, they cite research showing that intact foreskins lead to adverse medical conditions in half of uncircumcised men.

A review of the scientific literature found the health benefits of circumcision exceeded the risks by more than 100 to 1, said Brian J. Morris, lead author of the study and a professor emeritus of the School of Medical Sciences and Bosch Institute at the University of Sydney.

The most common medical problems associated with an intact foreskin are bacterial and viral infections, including urinary tract infections and sexually transmitted diseases, Morris said.

There are other very serious medical conditions connected with the foreskin, including penile cancer, which has high mortality and is "extremely rare in circumcised men," Morris said. Prostate cancer rates may be 15 to 20 percent higher for uncircumcised men, he said, according to recent studies.

Some parents have opposed what they call an inhumane practice, but much of the drop in circumcision in the U.S. may be due to the influx of immigrants who culturally are opposed to circumcision. "The burgeoning Hispanic population in the West accounts for most of the decrease in national prevalence," the researchers reported.

Doctors and parents should look at circumcision in the same way they look at vaccinations, Morris said. Parents might be hesitant to get their newborn sons circumcised, but they should recognize it as surgery that will improve health.

Dr. Michael Carr hopes that the new report will help educate parents — and politicians.

"There are 18 states for which it is currently not covered by Medicaid," said Carr, associate director of pediatric urology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and an associate professor of urology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. "African Americans and Hispanics already have a lower rate of circumcision and having to pay out of pocket may make it even more likely that it won't be done."

The new report may prompt doctors to advocate more for circumcision with parents.

"If parents don't want to vaccinate we ask why. And then we explain why it's beneficial," said Dr. John M. Fisch, director of Womancare at Magee-Womens Hospital. "Doctors haven't done that with circumcision. They've basically left it up to parents. This report suggests we need to educate more, especially among those groups who may not understand why it's beneficial."

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by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 3, 2014 at 7:46 AM

The Bizarrely Profitable Business Of Baby Foreskins

By Eric Yosomono on Monday, September 23, 2013
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“How lovely he appears! his little cheeks / In their pure incarnation, vying with / The rose leaves strewn beneath them.” —Lord Byron

In A Nutshell

There exists a Holy Grail in the cosmetic industry to create a cream that sheds years off your skin. Scientists have discovered such a ingredient, fibroblast cells. Fibroblasts cause the skin to regrow the elasticity and elegance of youth for whoever uses a fibroblast-based cream. What is the best source for these wonder cells? Baby foreskins.

The Whole Bushel

In the movie Fight Club, when Tyler Durden talks about his infamous soap made from human fat, he wasn’t making stuff up. While Tyler Durden is himself a fictional character, human fat soap is real. But making human blubber into soap isn’t where the cosmetic companies stop. No, there is a secret precursor to a lotion that guarantees youthful-looking skin. This Holy Grail for skin creams is one that recreates the smooth, wrinkle-free skin that so many lust after. And 50 percent of the population has what the cosmetic companies need. It’s not fat, but it’s another body part that some of us just want to get rid of right away: the foreskin. That’s right, the tip of the penis that is cut off in religious ceremonies throughout the world is really a fountain of youth, and actually one of the best sources of fibroblasts.

Fibroblasts are what cosmetic companies have been looking for all these years. They are the key to growing new skin and are therefore widely used for skin grafts, pasting skin transplants over sores, and other skin conditions, which makes them great for cosmetic applications. One baby foreskin can be stretched to grow almost $100,000 worth of fibroblasts.

Big names are coming out to get behind these products, including the biggest name of all, Oprah. Oprah famously endorsed one company’s lotion on her show and website as a miracle cream. The company, called SkinMedica, saw soaring profit and this prompted anti-circumcision groups to follow her around and protest her use and promotion of foreskin cream. Granted, SkinMedica’s lotion uses the cells from one original baby foreskin harvested years ago, but just think about it: With Oprah’s plug, millions of women around the world are smearing cream from the foreskin of one guy all over their faces.

SkinMedica isn’t the only company in the game. A company called Vavelta is selling fibroblast injections that help create “skin-firming protein called collagen, which becomes increasingly scarce with age.” Vavelta hopes to supersede the billion-dollar Botox industry by using a needle-based injection system of their own that involves getting 20 million fibroblast foreskin cells under the user’s skin. Even if the source of fibroblasts is a little odd, their competition is injecting toxin that can cause life-threatening botulism and makes its users look perpetually surprised, so take your pick.

Show Me The Proof

A Cut above the Rest?: Wrinkle Treatment Uses Babies’ Foreskins
Is Oprah Supporting the Harvest of Baby Foreskin?
Human Foreskins are Big Business for Cosmetics

MelanieMans
by Sapphire Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 7:48 AM
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So facts=scaring parents into circumcision? Whatever you say.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 3, 2014 at 7:48 AM

wow.. no words!!

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 3, 2014 at 7:48 AM
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made up facts?

Quoting MelanieMans: So facts=scaring parents into circumcision? Whatever you say.


AjsMom0508
by Gold Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 7:49 AM
Oh ffs what next.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 3, 2014 at 7:50 AM
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 I would call this propaganda at BEST! some of this is NOT fact!!

Quoting MelanieMans: So facts=scaring parents into circumcision? Whatever you say.

 

MeaganP
by Silver Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 7:52 AM
Oh please let it go
MelanieMans
by Sapphire Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 7:54 AM
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Made up to you only because you don't agree.

Quoting Anonymous:

made up facts?

Quoting MelanieMans: So facts=scaring parents into circumcision? Whatever you say.

MelanieMans
by Sapphire Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 7:54 AM
Some.

Quoting Anonymous:

 I would call this propaganda at BEST! some of this is NOT fact!!


Quoting MelanieMans: So facts=scaring parents into circumcision? Whatever you say.

 

firespurity
by Ruby Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 7:57 AM
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This is about as factual as reefer madness.



Quoting MelanieMans: So facts=scaring parents into circumcision? Whatever you say.
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