Originally Posted by hikingmommy
That statement is just not true! I'm 31 and have never had a UTI. I don't think you should be treating this like it's just a fact of life. There is a problem and even if circumcision isn't the answer, saying it just happens is unfair to this mother and child.
You know, I"m not sure what your intentions in this forum are. You should look at the title here. It's called "The Case Against
Circumcision". The content of both your posts indicates either one of 2 things. Either (a) you are not totally and completely educated about circumcision, including how common it is for doctors to reccommend it for something simple, or (b) you're trying to stir up trouble.
I"m going to assume the best, and that you simply don't know much about circumcision, especially since you may not have had to deal with an intact penis, and are not familiar with all the wrong advice and false crap that doctors spew out regarding the foreskin. If that is the case, perhaps instead of popping in to give advice that is wrong, you could sit back, watch, listen, and learn before you start giving out incorrect uneducated advice.
And when the PP said that uti's are a part of life, I doubt seriously she meant for everyone. YOu are still young, and it's not totally impossible for you to have one before it's all said and done before you reach your old age. What she meant when she said that was that both men and women get UTI infections, and just like most other infections just need to be treated with meds, instead of having parts immediately amputated. IF you read the rest of the posts, you will see that several people mentioned ones they know, who had uti infections, and were circumcised, and the uti's never stopped.
I just simply don't see how saying "it just happens" is unfair to mother and child. They do just happen sometimes, sometimes moreso considering the bad advice from the doctor this mother was following. NO one is saying for her to sit back and let her son suffer.
I think that if the PP meant, when she said "it just happens" was that it happens sometimes, and it has nothing to do with the foreskin. So cutting it off is not going to help.