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post #81 of 90

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Absolutely disgusting!
post #82 of 90
How about we allow sexually active men to decide whether or not they want their bits cut up....leave the babies alone!!!! I am so enraged right now.
post #83 of 90
Why do they keep changing the rules???
Years ago intackness was the way to prevent HIV transmission, now it's to circ -- leave penises alone damn it!!!
post #84 of 90
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Originally Posted by Electra375 View Post
Why do they keep changing the rules???
Years ago intackness was the way to prevent HIV transmission, now it's to circ -- leave penises alone damn it!!!
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Why can't they just recommend the use of condoms? ITA, they should leave the penises alone!
post #85 of 90
One can only hope that more medical scientists evaluate these studies objectively and understand that the HIV scenario in Africa is vastly different than anywhere else. It's one thing for adult men to willingly choose circumcision in hopes of even a tiny decrease in HIV infection in a region where HIV is rampant and often spread heterosexually and quite another to recommend circumcising newborn males in regions with very low HIV prevalence and exceedingly rare female to male transmission. It would be a gross misapplication of the study findings, even if we except that there is a real (albeit not impressive) decrease in female-to-male HIV transmission in circumcised men in an endemic area. It's crystal clear to me as a researcher. I suppose some are just willing to jump on any potential means of HIV prevention, even a very crude measure that would be quite difficult to implement. Rest assured, though, that there is better HIV research going on than these correlational studies. That kind of research will lead to actual vaccines and novel antivirals.
post #86 of 90
This very topic came up on a local neighborhood mom's yahoo group I belong to. This yahoo group is extremely mainstream with the exception of myself and my friends. But to my surprise, most all responses were very, very anti-circ. There were only a couple of people who seemed pro-circ and it was for religious reasons. It seems like we've been heading in the right direction, let's just hope this CDC thing doesn't push us back even further.
post #87 of 90
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Originally Posted by muckemom View Post
: I cannot LIVE here anymore.... more and more I just want to move to Australia or New Zealand or Canada...
Or Finland!!!!!!
post #88 of 90
I feel sick, I'm so disgusted. I agree with Ravin regarding the statistics.
post #89 of 90
Families that I attend in labor (whether they are thinking about circ for the first time when I bring it up or not) go into birth and baby with a very good head on their shoulders. This won't affect them. It is the mainstream families, who are already doing it that will be even harder, because it won't just be for cultural norn, they will think that they have a reason now.
post #90 of 90
Will the CDC recommendation change the AAP current standing that it is no longer recommended???
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