Yeah, I definately agree that regardless, its hypocritical. And I definately see a difference in wording as well-spewing facts about how it isnt necessary, but I use anesthesia so its not as bad, really isnt going to discourage nearly as many people (it would have still stopped me but only because I was seriously THAT clueless, lol). Saying no, you shouldnt do this, it isnt good, it's going to hurt regardless-we all know that even with effective anesthesia it hurts after the fact-there are risks, etc etc and not even saying "but I still do them...." would be VERY different.
My midwives use this way of talking to discourage parents and it works very well. Those who still want to do it, have to watch the circ video. If (BIG if) they STILL want it done, they are referred out. I dont think they tell them they wont do it just because they want them to listen and want them to be willing to watch the video. I highly doubt Dr. Sears is going that far-though we could be wrong-and obviously if the parents still want it done he says ok, I'll do it....perhaps being forced to find another doc to do it would hit it home for some or be too much effort? I dunno, but as I said, maybe his reasoning is that IF its going to be done, it should be done right. I think its flawed reasoning but again, as a doctor, I would rather see it done by myself than someone I didnt know and see some horribly botched job of it....I guess....gah I dont know, I'm not a doctor!!! lol
But for me, if you feel circumcisions are wrong and know they have no medical merit, the only way to truly keep them from happening on such a large scale is to stop performing them! If it's harder to find a doctor to perform it, that says volumes about the procedure itself.