Like most of you, cir was against my every instinct but my husband, a scientist, pulled out a scientific magazine "Science News" where a research study was done in Africa and the conclusion was that cir men had a 50% lower risk of contracting aids and other std's. For this reason and because of the pressure from my DH, I allowed it to occur. I wasn't able to see the procedure because as soon as I signed the papers, the doctor took the baby and ran. By the time I hobbled (c-section) down to see my baby, he was sucking on a paci quietly in a bassinet in the nursery. Despite the research and since I now know more about it, I deeply regret the whole event and since it takes my signature to have it done, I will refuse if we have any more boys. The research studies are published in Science News and can be found at www.sciencenews.org using search word "circumcision". Unfortunately you can't view the articles unless you are a subscriber.
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3/6/08 at 4:40pm