Originally Posted by hakunangovi
I am sure the "problems" with "adhesions" and "phimosis" were not real - only in the doctors mind.
I work with a guy who was circumcised because his older brother, who was intact, apparently had a lot of problems. I would bet real money that these were directly caused by an ignorant doctor forcibly retracting him, or ordering his mother to do the same.
I am sure the problems were real actually, but iatrogenic. My dad definitely had repeated infections and a lot of scarring, it was real, but it was caused by forced retraction from birth. It's a self-fulfilling prophecy "penises are so dirty, you must get them REALLY clean, EVERY nappy change, or there will be phimosis and infections!" - the "cleaner" you get them the worse the damage, the more the infections. Hey presto - "we TOLD you you should circ" territory...