Pre-Warn, I mean. After reading about foreskin being forcibily retracted, I wondered if, after my sons' birth I need to just take them to the doctor for check ups and explicitly tell him not to touch their penises or typically do doctors already know that and would be insulted? I have a daughter and it's always been, open diaper, peek quickly for yeasty diaper rash or something and close it back up when she was little. Now I'm wondering with expecting boys, if I need to say something first.
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I think that it is okay to verbalize it to your doctor for visits. I too have read so many stories on here about doctors retracting and I think it will not hurt your doctor's feelings or anything. She will just say"Oh I know" or "okay" If he/she were to get offended or give you a hard time then you at least know to search for an intact friendly doctor right?
I must be brief...
I've read stories of doctors/nurses/whatever saying, "oh, I won't retract it," as they're pulling the foreskin back. Seems they have a different definition of retraction. You may want to bring to discuss & leave w/ the med pros the AAPs old statement on not retracting. Not sure it's still available online. If not, maybe NOCIRC or TheWHOLENetwork will have something you can give to them.
I've read that some families have a hands-off policy but have told the med-pro that they can look & the parent will be the one to do the touching. So, if they need to see under the penis, the parent will lift it.
That's a really good idea, I hadn't considered doing that.