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Interesting Male Circ "Debate" article from NYTimes

post #1 of 7
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Article I found on NYTimes.com Its good in some ways, and actually brings up a lot of points, instead of avoiding them entirely. Although I do not like the rantings of 'Dr.' Kirsten Patrick.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/1...-of-baby-boys/
post #2 of 7
From the comments:

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I actually was coming around to the idea of not circumsizing males, until my best friend told me that when his son was born earlier this year the doctor told him that if he didn’t circumsize his child he would have to clean his penis a few times a day until he was three years old with alcohol and cotton swab. To me that is more traumatic
OMG.....
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Originally Posted by Claire and Boys View Post
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OMG.....
Did I miss that part of the article, or was that in the comment section? Wow. People are so misguided (I will not use the word stupid...oops!) that it scares me sometimes. Do these people not think logically?

Imagine if that was true, that the natural male genitals had to be washed several times a day with alcohol swabs. If male genitals really had that many issues to deal with, humanity as a species would have died out long before someone could come up with the idea of cutting off parts of someone's genitals!
post #4 of 7
It was in the comments.

Stunning ignorance. No wonder there are so many "he had to be done later"s over there, if doctors are handing out that sort of advice. I wonder how he cleans his daughter....
post #5 of 7
I've posted there several times myself. Overall that has been a fairly good discussion; the editor doesn't appear to be censoring anything. There were some misinformed posters but a lot of good information is getting out.
post #6 of 7
"The unpalatable truth is that logic and the rights of the child play little part in determining the acceptability of male genital mutilation in our society."
Yup. As we all here know all too well...
post #7 of 7
"Dr Hinchley is right in noting that male circumcision is a procedure looking for medical support."
And the above from a poster. Well put.
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