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So...weird dream leads to a question

post #1 of 7
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I had a dream that a doctor was describing the difference in newborn and adult circ to someone as I was standing by (my parents maybe?) He was saying that it's major surgery either way BUT it's easier on an adult because the foreskin is no longer fused...so there's less wound leftover.

 

Did my brain make the right assumption?

post #2 of 7

Yes, actually!

 

Its easier because:

1. They will use general anesthesia.

2. The foreskin is already separated from the glans, so no ripping required.

3. They will give pain meds afterwards.

4. The adult doesn't have to pee/poop all over his open wound in a diaper.

5. The adult knows what the heck is going on.

 

But I suppose one could argue that it is more difficult because it is a larger piece of skin being removed, and I believe they usually have to use stitches on an adult circumcision.

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But I suppose one could argue that it is more difficult because it is a larger piece of skin being removed, and I believe they usually have to use stitches on an adult circumcision.

 

They also know where the foreskin actually is, so they're not likely to take too much!

post #4 of 7

That's a good point! No issues of the baby not "growing into" his circumcision properly and ending up with shaft skin too tight!
 

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But I suppose one could argue that it is more difficult because it is a larger piece of skin being removed, and I believe they usually have to use stitches on an adult circumcision.

 

They also know where the foreskin actually is, so they're not likely to take too much!

post #5 of 7

I agree with this, too.  I've been known to point this out if it comes up on a discussion board.  It really angers me when people think that it is 'easier' for an infant.  or they know someone who was circumcised as an adult and they suggest that because this adult was in (soooooo) much  pain that it should be done to an infant. 

I only wish they really understood- or took just a little while to really think about what they are saying.  Seriously, it would be better for the child?  And their are doctors that don't bother to correct them of their misconception

 

The issue of the forced separation is really just completely unknown by most.  I'll admit that until I started researching and watched a few videos of the procedure I had no idea what was actually done. But there was no denying the agony of this separation.  Of course, having an intact child it now is even more horrifying to think that this occurs quite often.

 

Jessica

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I agree with this, too.  I've been known to point this out if it comes up on a discussion board.  It really angers me when people think that it is 'easier' for an infant.  or they know someone who was circumcised as an adult and they suggest that because this adult was in (soooooo) much  pain that it should be done to an infant. 

I only wish they really understood- or took just a little while to really think about what they are saying.  Seriously, it would be better for the child?  And their are doctors that don't bother to correct them of their misconception

they don't understand nor will they ever because they do not value their children as people.  adults are valued, but not children.  no, doctors won't either because they don't value the child either, the child is a going to make them money & because then they'd have to admit things about themselves that they don't want to, among other things.  people are conditioned not to use their brains - conformity makes others a lot of money.  the status quo is good <note my sarcasm>.

 

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The issue of the forced separation is really just completely unknown by most.  I'll admit that until I started researching and watched a few videos of the procedure I had no idea what was actually done. But there was no denying the agony of this separation.  Of course, having an intact child it now is even more horrifying to think that this occurs quite often.

 

Jessica

most people research cribs & other baby paraphernalia more than they do "standard" procedures done to a child upon birth (separation, vaccinations, circumcision, etc.).  why?  because that is what people value - the things not the people.  so, no, most of them never learn didly about the foreskin or normal human anatomy.

 


sus

post #7 of 7

I have read that because the infant foreskin is elliptical and the clamps like the Gomco are round, more often than not more flesh is removed from one side than the other. (cannot put the link, its in a forum)

 

Also, i have never seen this discussed, but it seems to be an infant could be terrified, (yes they can feel fear) at the least feeling like the whole thing is being cut off. The adult knows whats going on.

 

The area operated on is very small, and every mistake will be magnified as the boy gets older.

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