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post #21 of 115
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Originally Posted by carriebft View Post
Anything positive?

Did it seem very pro circ?
He said that being circed meant less infection. He was talking about the AIDS study in Africa and how it was proven that circed men got AIDS less: , and that probably meant that it would reduce HPV as well, and that would mean that it would reduce cervical cancer for women.

He talked about what a nasty thing smegma is. Also how little boys have 10 time greater chance of infection if not cut.

He did mention that it reduced sensation during sex, which was the only positive.
post #22 of 115
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Originally Posted by carriebft View Post
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well, what did we expect from a woman who raves about rubbing foreskin on her face. :
True. So true.
post #23 of 115
[QUOTE=norajane;9320951] Also how little boys have 10 time greater chance of infection if not cut.
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I was thinking of cutting off my (future) son's big toes so he never has to worry about ingrown toenails. I've heard people without toes have less toe infections.
post #24 of 115
Ugh. Nevermind- maybe I won't watch it. Just what I want ot see is an ignorant, biased medical professional spouting off about things he has no knowledge of. :
post #25 of 115
Of course intact boys have more infections in the USA when parents and medical "professionals" don't know the proper way to care for an intact penis. I wonder what the infection rate is in countries where circ is NOT the norm.

And why on earth did they get a heart surgeon to talk about circ? Wouldn't a urologist have been more appropriate? Or at least a GP?
post #26 of 115
wow that sounds like a epsiode to just avoid all together.
post #27 of 115
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Originally Posted by carriebft View Post
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well, what did we expect from a woman who raves about rubbing foreskin on her face. :
THAT is what I came to comment on:
post #28 of 115
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Originally Posted by norajane View Post
He said that being circed meant less infection. He was talking about the AIDS study in Africa and how it was proven that circed men got AIDS less: , and that probably meant that it would reduce HPV as well, and that would mean that it would reduce cervical cancer for women.
I don't even know where to begin deconstructing everything that is wrong with that statement!
post #29 of 115
I haven't watched it yet, but I TiVo'd it. The whole thing makes me want to scream too. I just wonder what would happen if an authority on intact penises contacts her show. Has anyone tried? It wouldn't hurt to have several lay-people write too.

I just know hoe powerful her show is and since it came up on her show, I'm thinking she might be willing to talk about it.
post #30 of 115
It's on where I live right now. I just can't stop thinking about all of the misinformation that's being construed as fact by millions of women right now. Poor baby boys.
post #31 of 115
: There are some days when I wonder what the point of continuing this fight is...
post #32 of 115
After Oprah's recent shows -- Jenny McCarthy, Michael Moore, etc. -- I'm very surprised and very, very disappointed. And very angry.
post #33 of 115
Was the whole show on circ??? I thought from the little blurb I read earlier that it was a general Q&A session...

But ugh, ugh ugh, what a horrible "expert". I hope some *REAL* experts find a way to get Oprah to voice their concerns and this extremely horrible advice.
post #34 of 115
Is a letter writing campaign in order? I'm all for it!
post #35 of 115
I almost feel bad for her screeners. She is about to be bombarded! Someone be sure to forward the study that says circ'd girls have lower incidence of HIV. Lets see how well that goes over.
post #36 of 115
Whoa, foreskin rubbing on face?

Is this for real?

(lives in a bubble...)
post #37 of 115
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Originally Posted by FiberLover View Post
Whoa, foreskin rubbing on face?

Is this for real?

(lives in a bubble...)
Yeah, there are several types of anti-aging cream that proudly boast neonatal foreskin cells among their "youthenizing" ingredients. :
post #38 of 115
I am so glad I found this thread!

I love Dr Oz, and I knew he was planning a mens show and I was going to watch it with dh later.

My dh will thank you too for me not making him watch Oprah.

We are having a baby in Dec and not circ'ing if its a boy.

PS-That took some convincing and my dh still thinks circ'd is better
post #39 of 115
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Originally Posted by carriebft View Post
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well, what did we expect from a woman who raves about rubbing foreskin on her face. :
I was thinking to myself "What she does in her bedroom is none of my business, but wouldn't that make her pro-intact"...

then I remembered about that human rights violation cream.:
post #40 of 115
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Originally Posted by Ruthla View Post
Of course intact boys have more infections in the USA when parents and medical "professionals" don't know the proper way to care for an intact penis. ?
Speaking of which-is there a sticky on this? I may be having ain intact little boy soon and I am clueless. :

Also, I dont know how to care for my sons cut penis. Its strange because the glans doesnt pop out all the way like my dh's

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