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Originally Posted by coco4cloth
Wow how sad. I just googled operation tuli and it made me want to throw up. Reading this blog made me sick. www. travelblog.org/Asia/Philippines/Sorsogon/blog-7121.html Ha ha I am a computer science student performing surgery. How funny
Then this one xanga.com/jam_being_real Read May 5th entry !!!!!
Originally Posted by Nathan1097
I can't read the May 5th entry as the page is on top of itself.
Originally Posted by wolfmama
frank, was it a specific org. doing circs? i'm in a hell raising mood...
Originally Posted by DahliaRW
Frank or anyone - do you have an article or something that confirms that US Aid money was spent on circ? I'd like to post about it on another board, but need something concrete to do so - I think even "pro circ" or "on the fence circ" people would be appalled by that.
|The five boys who participated in the ceremony also got to go first (along with another boy). They all went without fear into the enclosure. Each got undressed and lay on the tables (head to head). Tears didn’t come until they saw the needles of lidocaine. Some boys tried to get up (but were held down) while others stoically accepted their fate. One boy (boy in pink shirt in pic) never uttered a word. He clenched his teeth and tears welled in his eyes, but not one peep ever emerged from his mouth.
The surgeries went quite fast, but they were more invasive than I thought they would be. US circumcisions are usually performed without benefit of anesthesia but here they inject the base and head of the penis with several lidocaine shots. In the US our baby circumcisions are also almost bloodless. That was not the case here. I don’t know if it was because the foreskin was larger or if they did not clamp as long, but several kids had to be sewed up because of heavy bleeding.
|"The pressure to circumcise is said to be 'psychologically ingrained and culturally embedded in the collective psyche of Filipino women.' No wonder sometimes it's mothers who drag their sons, screaming and begging for mercy, to the chopper." http://www.wvsumedaa.com/rgarcia/adose84.shtml|
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