or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Pregnancy and Birth › Understanding Circumcision › 1 year WBV/ doc fully retracted foreskin
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

1 year WBV/ doc fully retracted foreskin - Page 2

post #21 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fyrestorm View Post
I just had a 3 hour phone convo with a dear friend who is the head nurse of a pediatric level 1 trauma unit at a VERY famous hospital in Connecticut. He had no idea that you weren't supposed to retract. He's been dealing with children for over 20 years and had absolutely no idea.

Fortunately he was very open to the info and has agreed that what I was saying made sense. He has also agreed to read the info I have sent him and will educate the rest of the staff if he feels confident in the info I'm sending him.

It's all about education and there is an glaring lack of education among medical professionals in this country.
So, what are you going to send? Just curious....is it medical "enough" to convince a doctor?
post #22 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anastasiya View Post
So, what are you going to send? Just curious....is it medical "enough" to convince a doctor?

I sent DOC and the AAP statement. I just hope he doesn't try to hit me back with the AAP stuff on vaccination since he knows I don't vaccinate
post #23 of 26
[QUOTE=FernG;15073665]
Quote:
Originally Posted by PuppyFluffer View Post
Why this isn't sexual assault/battery is beyond me.

Why don't doctors spread apart the labia of little girl babies at a well visit, leaving them with torn bleeding genital tissue?
QUOTE]

Sadly, sadly, this does happen regularly. In this forum, there are several threads on labial adhesions, which can be a variation of normal. Some doctors prefer to rip them open even without telling mom first. Then they perscribe the cycle of vasaline, daily ripping, and steroid creams - just like for baby boys with "phimosis." On more mainstream parenting forums, there are many, many stories about this. Girls and boys need their sexual parts protected from doctors.

I'm so glad that the E.R. doc was receptive. I hope she really educates the staff.
I am aware of the issue of labial adhesions with baby girls. Unless an adhesion was interfering with the passage of urine, I personally would not intervene.
I think the difference here is that most all normal boys are at risk of having their genitals injured in a medical setting out of ignorance. I don't think the risk to normal girls exists in the same way that it does for normally developed girls.
No doctor should do anything to the genital tissue of anyone without first demonstrating a medical need for interference, fully informed consent as to the advantges and disadvantages of what ever is being proposed and proper pain relief. Period. I don't wish to minimize the danger or damage possible to baby girls but in general, I don't think they are at risk in the same manner that boys are.
post #24 of 26
I see your point now. I agree that only a few girls in the US are at risk vs all boys being at risk.
post #25 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by PuppyFluffer View Post
.
I would have picked him up, flashed her the full frontal view and said "I don't know, you tell me. Does he look dirty?"
I would dearly loved to have seen the reaction to that !!!
post #26 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fyrestorm View Post
It's all about education and there is an glaring lack of education among medical professionals in this country.
Ironic, isn't it?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Understanding Circumcision
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Pregnancy and Birth › Understanding Circumcision › 1 year WBV/ doc fully retracted foreskin