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so Im looking online and everywhere im looking, media, medical all is saying that the decline in circumcision will cost the US billions of dollars etc.  it's very frustrating trying to find unbiased sources of information to cite that will be considered a trustworthy source when everything out there, including the AAP seems to be pushing circumcision and saying how it decreases STD, AIDS and saves money.  Ugg


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Can you look at sources outside the US in countries, like in Europe, who don't circ?  I don't know.  First thing that has come to mind.

 

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so all of the "experts" are pushing circumcision like never before... 

 

... and yet, yet, yet... a growing percentage of parents today are choosing to leave their children's bodies intact.

 

i actually think that this dichotomy is the most interesting aspect of the situation. 

 

who is your audience for the speech? what is the topic exactly? 

 

[without knowing what you are going to talk about exactly and who you are talking to... i think it's a good approach to just treat the subject like the informed mothers treat the subject with reluctant partners -- that "i don't have to prove to you why circumcision is a bad choice. YOU have to prove to ME why it's a good idea to do unnecessary cosmetic surgery on an unconsenting newborn." and approach the subject of "why do you suppose that a growing number of parents are bucking the cultural "norm" and choosing NOT to do unnecessary surgeries despite the medical establishment pushing it? and why exactly do the medical professionals push circumcision? could it be that there is something in it for them (the doctors who perform the circumcisions)? is the American public getting wise to this fact?

 

interesting topic!

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Well.I wrote the speech I wanted then ironically had to cut out 2/3 of it. It meets the requirements for speech class. It barely scratches the surface but I think its very persuasive and moving.
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Thank you for your humor.  That was perfect.

 

I hope your speech goes well.

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So, what did you talk about? How did your speech go?  What was the reaction of the audience?  Good for you for choosing this topic as it can't help but educate some and instill a curiosity to seek more information in others.

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Well I went over almost 2 mins, still got 90%. My classmates had pretty positive feedback. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2vu1eZHolJE&feature=youtu.be&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D2vu1eZHolJE%26feature%3Dyoutu.be

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