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April 10, 2009 at 4:19 pm #2414

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January 21, 2010 at 5:21 am #4255

Michael

Opponents do claim those things.

However unlike studies where you can count the subjects on one hand large series have found complications rates of about 0.19 with most complications being minor bleeding or redness. Unnecessary pain is removed by the use of anaesthetics. The role attributed to the foreskin is speculative and given the much higher incidence of UTIs for uncircumcised seems highly unlikely. As the American Academy of Pediatrics says there is no medical evidence that circumcision reduces sexual sensation.

It says a lot about opponents of circumcision that that is the best they can come up with.

June 27, 2010 at 2:21 am #4781

Virginia May Reynolds
Michael wrote:
Opponents do claim those things.

However unlike studies where you can count the subjects on one hand large series have found complications rates of about 0.19 with most complications being minor bleeding or redness. Unnecessary pain is removed by the use of anaesthetics. The role attributed to the foreskin is speculative and given the much higher incidence of UTIs for uncircumcised seems highly unlikely. As the American Academy of Pediatrics says there is no medical evidence that circumcision reduces sexual sensation.

It says a lot about opponents of circumcision that that is the best they can come up with.

I agrre with you therel and I’m a Wiccan married to a Jew; says it all and no I didn’t have my son done just because of pime frefence… not at all!!!

June 27, 2010 at 2:25 am #4782

Virginia May Reynolds

Prefer circuncission all the way and I’ m a Brit chic!

However, where is the long article I wrote???

June 29, 2010 at 12:38 am #4787

Virginia May Reynolds

Okay, something went funny with the computer, surprise surprise!  Well, I have been an active member in parenting sites and hell, I got a lot of banter for being in favour!  To me, my husband’s relligion is important but he wasn’t even that decided on that issue to be honest but, although I aknowledge that a lot of religious practices were created by pure geographic necessity (hot countries) I still understand that they have an even medical claim today.  My sister in law, for instance, on my side (a Brit) is a medical doctor (cardiologist in fact) and she thinks there are certainly merits in the argument for circumcission.  I have hear, at infinitum, that the Australian and US medical bodies found not reason to do it routinenly but this is probably a cutting-public-costs exercise.  I mean they have been pretty vocal against smoking, say, if something was undoubtedly bad for you or your child, they would be vocal…

I mean, a lot of my family members don’t endorse this and I certainly not ‘casting stones’ against anyone against, but hey this is supposed to be a democracy, right?  My two shillings is that it could have health benefits plus yes the idea of belonging etc (which I wanted for my son).  I do feel a bit strong about this, mainly although in the wrong way because of the opposition I got in parenting forums.

No mother or father want to see their son in pain but then again, okay, off topic perhaps I had a c-sec with my boy, which I didn’t want (wanted a home birth), and it turned out to be one of the greatest experiences in my life!  I mean, to me is all about creating a stong family with love and support no matter how you got there and well, with religion I would say compromise but I know my priest friends would jump up me because, yes often mixed teachings leads to agnosticism or atheism in the children but ok, to me that’s still a choice.  I would like my son to know about Judaism, Christianism, Paganism and all the rest and for him, himself to make an ‘informed’ choice when he is the right age. I would also like him to remember that communities of more or less any faith or denomination can be very helpful and positive sources.  One thing I love about Judaism is the sense of community actually.  Even non-practising people are still considered to belong, that to me is pretty great but I must say I do prefer the most liberal branches.

July 3, 2010 at 3:14 am #4805

Virginia May Reynolds

Good grief, I have just re-read that I apologise for the huge amount of typos and the like.  I clearly was very tired when I wrote it but hopefully I made my point any way.  *blushes* lol

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