Hello! I'm sure this has been asked on here before but how do you handle doctors who aren't supportive of keeping boys intact and who have no knowledge about foreskin and the natural development of foreskin?
Is is something you deal with on a case by case basis or have you made your point "loud and clear" from the beginning of your relationship with the doctor? I haven't had any horror stories or anything, just some judgemental remarks from other docs. And, my kids' pediatrician exhibited her lack of education at my sons' 1 year WCC when she said that she likes to try to retract boys' foreskins when they turn 5 and told me that she still recommends circ'ing because it is more hygenic.
As we all know, docs don't take well to being told what to do and have their judgment questioned. I fear that if I'm too "bold" with her that it will affect my children's care. I would love to try to find an intact friendly pediatrician and am willing to search for one but I think it'll be the same thing wherever I go around here. (I live in Indiana. Circ. central)
Other than that, she is an excellent pediatrician and my daughter (4 years old) has a rare autoimmune disorder that I don't particularly want to "train" another doctor in either. So, I feel at this point, my best option it to just develop a trusting relationship with her and hope for the best....
I don't trust her with my son's penis and I seriously think I'm more educated about foreskin than she is based off of some of the remarks she made at our last visit. (Not trying to sound cocky but I've done a lot of research on this for this very reason).
Any words of advice for how you handled a judgmental and uneducated doctor?