|Originally posted by umsami
I don't agree with Babies undergoing circumcision (or any other operation) without anesthesia, for one thing. And the practice of that happening has begun to change in recent years, Thank G-d! (n part, thanks to the AAP statement in 1999)
Yes, but 75% of baby boys are still circumcised with no pain relief whatsoever.
|There have been proven health benefits to circumcision (increased incidence of UTI's among uncircumcised men, risk of certain STDs)... but one can argue (and I agree) that those benefits are not enough to warrent circumcision of all males.|
The AAP and AMA disagree with you on this one. They have found no proven evidence of this being true. That's why they have said "potential" in their statement. Sorry, but I'll believe them over you any day.
|Regarding the Impotence and Adult Circumcision comment, check out the following, http://www.cirp.org/library/complications/stinson/ As I said in my original post, it is mainly believed to be psychological.|
And how much research did you have to bypass to find that? The fact is circumcision desensitizes and therefore promotes impotence regardless of whether it is done as an infant, child or adult. Check out the research you bypassed by Laumann, McGrath and Cold & Taylor
|Yes, babies do become sexually arroused, masturbate, etc. The issue is rupture of the suture line--which does not occur with infant's who are circumcised as sutures are not used!|
Babies masturbate? Never heard of that before. Is this something you have seen with your own eyes? You are right that babies are not normally sutured but the cut line can and does rupture. This happened earlier this year in British Columbia and the baby bled to death. Also, adults are given medication that prevents erection during the recovery period to prevent just what you have described
|You may also want to seek out the advice of an Imam (Muslim religious leader) to see if he can offer any advice in dealing with your in-laws. If at all possible, seek out a Pakistani Imam--who may understand your In-Laws culture more than a Muslim of a different background.|
Of course! And what do you think he will recommend? Your intentions are quite transparent.
|you really are best to take this article to an Imam for verification. If he's Pakistani, perhaps he can help draft something for you in Urdu. As an Imam/Shaykh... your in-laws may respect his opinion more than if you just presented the argument yourselves.|
Ah, yes! And she will have no idea what he has written and what message he, not she, is sending them. Like I said before, your intentions are quite transparent.
The name of this forum is "The Case Against Circumcision." It is clear that you are making a case FOR circumcision and additionally, you are giving advise that if followed, would result in this child being circumcised. It is also clearly noted at the top of this board that discussions of circumcision are off limits and you have flagrantly violated this prohibition in your zeal to promote the genital alteration of males.