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Old 07-09-2011, 09:56 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Ok, let's get this vid more likes!!  The excellent video Child Circumcision: an Elephant in the Hospital by Ryan McAllister is now searchable on vimeo

 

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Child Circumcision: an Elephant in the Hospita

What is infant circumcision? Why is the practice common in U.S. hospitals and not in other countries? What does it remove and how does that affect the child? Does scientific data suggest that circumcision has benefits? What are the potential complications? How does it affect sexuality? Is it a medical procedure or a social surgery? If it's unnecessary surgery, what about contemporary bioethics principles?

Through both a review of scientific literature and a discussion of the human cost of the procedure, this presentation explores these questions from the perspectives of the child, the adult survivor, the parent, and the practitioner.

Ryan McAllister, PhD, is a parent, a biophysicist, an Assistant Professor of Physics and Oncology at Georgetown University, and also a volunteer who supports parents and families. Over the last 10 years he has been studying the medicalization of childbirth in U.S. hospitals.

The slides, supplementary material, references and a copy of the video can be downloaded here:
physics.georgetown.edu/​~rmca/​Elephant_in_the_Hospital/​

NOTE: This presentation includes some graphic slides necessary to present the procedure and anatomy being discussed.

 


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Now a shorter version (10 min)  on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGnpdO4iKQ0

Same version as the vimeo one on  YouTube--   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ceht-3xu84I


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Excellent, excellent video.  Ryan does a great job!!

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