I am extremely destribed by this
I just read this article.
Its actually scares me.
First off the pictures they post on cookie's website are extremely inappropriate.
And what some of these parents say.
"How was he going to feel about his penis, his sexuality?" says Socarides.
What are they teaching their child.
What if he decided he didn't want to be circ'd.
Then his parents would be all like but we wanted you to be like everyone else so you'd love yourself? huh?
Thats what it sounds like to me. Your teaching your kid that looks matter just by saying how was he going to feel? Maybe he'd not want it done to him? Makes me so upset. Parent's don't own their children. Children are people too.
I also like how they say the AAP is "neutral" on circ.
I thought the AAP says its not necessary for the child's well being.
They never say you don't have to do it.
And what really took the cake is this last commit.
"Socarides says her pregnant friends now discuss with their obstetricians how much foreskin they want taken off beforehand. Timothy Johnson, M.D., chair of the University of Michigan department of obstetrics and gynecology, applauds them. "Parents should ask, 'Do you believe in taking a lot or a little off?'" he says. "It should truly be informed consent." In the whirl of nursery decorating and name picking, it's easy to back-burner a frank talk about foreskin. But if you've decided to circumcise, this is one area where you probably shouldn't play it loose."
WT*. All penises are different what happens when a parent wants a "daddy" type circ. "oh I want it too be tight like daddy's." What if the kid's a grower. meaning his penis grows during an erection. And you've taken off too much?
I swear I'm done or I'm going to explode.