If you have an intact boy, or care for an intact boy: Do you know about intact care?
*Disclaimer* This is not a debate post. I don't want anyone saying anything about why you should/n't circumcise. It's not meant for that. I am just posting this to make people aware of what the dr.'s and nurses are doing and advising people when it comes to INTACT baby boys.
I just wanted to make this post because a friend of mine recently gave birth in the hospital. The pediatrician came in and told her to start working on pulling her son's foreskin back "to clean it." She told her, "I want him to be completely retractable by the age of one." I know countless moms who have intact baby boys and the same is happening to them. They literally have to have an off limits policy from the dr.'s or nurses as far as their child's penis. It's ridiculous!!
Another friend of mine had her 8 month old at the pediatrician's office and the RN came over took his diaper off and as quick as you could blink just RIPPED his foreskin down. It made the poor baby scream and bleed profusely. This happens ALL THE TIME.
Okay, now for the good info. DON'T LISTEN TO THESE UNINFORMED DR.'S AND NURSES.
Only clean what is seen. Never pull back the foreskin of an intact baby. It is fused. It stays fused until they are much older. That fusion protects the child. It's like a girl's hymen. You wouldn't go get something to clean out the inside of a baby girls vagina and break the hymen right? Same idea!!
They *used* to be told to forcibly retract because when you tear that fusion from the foreskin and the glans it opens up the skin and allows microbes to get in which causes infections and something called phimosis. Then when the mom comes back in and says, "I've been retracting his foreskin and now it's tight, or infected." Then the dr. can say "AND THAT IS WHY YOU SHOULD HAVE CIRCUMCISED HIM"
This is a MEDICAL SCAM!!
The chances of an intact penis to get an infection without having been forcibly retracted is NIL!
Infection and phony phimosis ARE NO REASON to circumcise.
If you encounter a dr. or nurse trying to or forcibly retracting boys, it is against ALL MEDICAL ETHICS. It is like ripping a fingernail off of a finger. They need to be reported. It isn't proper medical protocol. Also, there is a lawyer who works FOR NO COST TO YOU to bring these people to justice if something really bad happens to your child's penis from uneducated medical staff. The Whole Network will send a care packet to your pediatrician/Dr.'s office to let them know WHAT THEIR OWN MEDICAL AUTHORITIES TELL THEM which is NO FORCIBLE RETRACTION of any intact boy.
I was just at the AAP conference and the lead urologist ON STAGE said that the .2% of infection that circumcision claims to prevent is caused 100% by forcible retraction.
Please don't let these people hurt your precious babies.
Please visit The Whole Network website, and Drmamma.org to find out more, and there they have all the scientific journals for you to link to. They have anatomies, and different lessons on the normal penis.
Thank you for reading.