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December 5th, 2005, 10:29 AM
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The Children's Hospital at Westmead: Circumcision Factsheet for Parents
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January 6th, 2006, 06:20 PM
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Hi all.
The circ rate here (Australia) is about 12% and thats from the Jewish and Muslim section. Personaly I don't know a single circed boy. I believe the turnaround happend over about 10 years from mid 70's being at about 90% to mid 80's when it became uncomon. Hospitals don't even ask, it's asumed without saying that a parent is not circing, hope ot becomes that way over there very soon.
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The circ rate here (Australia) is about 12% and thats from the Jewish and Muslim section. Personaly I don't know a single circed boy. I believe the turnaround happend over about 10 years from mid 70's being at about 90% to mid 80's when it became uncomon. Hospitals don't even ask, it's asumed without saying that a parent is not circing, hope ot becomes that way over there very soon.[/b]
Hi Kitty Cat -- hopefully it's just a matter of time before we Americans take your lead -- with my second son they harassed me mercilessly in the hosp to circ - even though two obs assured me "no circ" was on the chart. My area is a just a little more pig-headed than some other parts of the country but we'll get there eventually
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I'm in Australia too. Circumcision is so rare now amongst most of the community, it really is only done for religious reasons. It is very hard to find a doctor who actually does it and it is never ever offered in hospital.

My 2 sons weren't done and neither will our new baby son be done.
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My son has been having treatment at that hospital! He has a rare brain disorder (he produces way too much CSF and can't reabsorb it, so the extra fluid puts pressure on his brain, just as a tumour would).

It's the most fantastic hospital in the entire universe (ok, so maybe I'm biased). I'm so happy they have a pro-intact stance.
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My son has been having treatment at that hospital! He has a rare brain disorder (he produces way too much CSF and can't reabsorb it, so the extra fluid puts pressure on his brain, just as a tumour would).

It's the most fantastic hospital in the entire universe (ok, so maybe I'm biased). I'm so happy they have a pro-intact stance.[/b]
It's good to hear more about this hospital, thank you for sharing...but I'm so sorry to hear about your son.

Best wishes to your family, hope he's feeling better soon!



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Thanks Jen. He's slowly improving (it will take 2 or 3 years for him to get back within the normal range). We were back at Westmead recently - it really is a wonderful hospital.
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Thanks Jen. He's slowly improving (it will take 2 or 3 years for him to get back within the normal range). We were back at Westmead recently - it really is a wonderful hospital.[/b]
Isn't it the best hospital!! You must live in my area, we have spent years going there for outpatient treatment with my eldest son for his various issues. I love them there. Our first visit was when he was 2 weeks old, he turned 10 last week.

I'm glad that your son is doing well, you are in the best hands at Westmead.
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