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July 12th, 2006, 02:53 PM
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Not waiting for Godot--waiting for the reasoning...

I often see the terms "reasonable", "reasonable parents" and "best interests of the child", but no one ever seems to present the reasoning a reasonable parent uses in determining the best interests of the child.

After >100 years, countless numbers of "studies" and millions of dollars spent, no medical organization has found that RIC has

no single PROVEN benefit

no medical justification

no net benefit for the infant

no net gain of any sort for the infant

is not in the "best interests" of the child.

And no medcial organization has ever recommended RIC.

So, if this is the case, I am baffled as to what reasoning these reasonable parents use to determine that RIC is in the "best interests of the infant"..

Can someone PLEASE enlighten me??
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July 12th, 2006, 04:59 PM
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The only things I could think of would be that the parents define best interests as:

1) My son could be one of the 1% that needs the foreskin removed in adulthood
2) He wouldn't have to pay as much attention to washing that area
3) He could possibly be more protected from AIDs if he chooses to have unprotected sex

and the ones that are most likely around these parts...

4) He won't have to wonder why his penis is so different from daddys or his "friends" (ya know, the ones that will make fun of him for it )
5) girls might like it better


*looks for logic* *tries really hard to find it*

Guess this is why most countries don't engage in RIC and most medical organizations see no benefits and do not recommend.
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July 12th, 2006, 05:09 PM
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Quote:
Not waiting for Godot--waiting for the reasoning...

I often see the terms "reasonable", "reasonable parents" and "best interests of the child", but no one ever seems to present the reasoning a reasonable parent uses in determining the best interests of the child.

After >100 years, countless numbers of "studies" and millions of dollars spent, no medical organization has found that RIC has

no single PROVEN benefit

no medical justification

no net benefit for the infant

no net gain of any sort for the infant

is not in the "best interests" of the child.

And no medcial organization has ever recommended RIC.

So, if this is the case, I am baffled as to what reasoning these reasonable parents use to determine that RIC is in the "best interests of the infant"..

Can someone PLEASE enlighten me??[/b]
Unfortunately, many parents seriously consider factors like old wife's tales, myths, ignorance, their personal sexual preferences, family pressures, and the catch-all of "tradition" when determining the "best interest" of their children. Doctors don't help matters when they don't bother to squelch myths when they hear them. If people want strictly by the facts, RIC and FGM would be done in less than a generation.
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