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October 15th, 2013, 04:32 AM
Join Date: Jul 2012
I feel that circumcision is an unnecessary medical procedure. Yes occasionally some medical issues may arise from the foreskin being intact. But medical issues arise from people having toenails, too, and we don't routinely surgically remove babies' toenails.
Also, I have known of people who have had problems with the circumcision going wrong, or having to get it re-done.
But, mostly my stance is on the "if it ain't broken don't fix it" front.
I would just advise that, if you decide to have it done, be sure you've studied it a bit so you can understand how it will be done. What kind of anesthesia will the doctor use, what method for the procedure, what risks might be involved with that method, and so on. And will they let you be there, hold ing your baby, when it is done? Some of the methods I've seen are just plain cruel, and look more like something you'd see in a torture chamber than a doctors office. So just make sure you know what will be going on or, better yet, insist on being there.
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