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Forum: Understanding Circumcision   06-29-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Greg B
Book

There is a great book for handling awkward conversations.


Crucial Conversations.


I highly recommend it.


Regards
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   06-06-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By Greg B
It is important to remember that a far greater...

It is important to remember that a far greater percentage (like 10 times as many) of baby girls will get UTIs...yet no one starts suggesting removing parts of their anatomy. Instead, they accept it...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   04-25-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By Greg B
Great news! 

Great news! 
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   04-25-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By Greg B
It is more a matter of maturity and responsible,...

It is more a matter of maturity and responsible, coupled with your comfort level.  It must be them taking responsibility and doing it, not you pressuring them.  Their body, their choice.  Many feel...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   04-24-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By Greg B
Fantastic!   That must be a relief for you. ...

Fantastic!
 
That must be a relief for you. 
 
Depending upon how old your stepson is, you can mention that he can restore and let him do some research on that.  Your husband too, if he is...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   04-12-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 897
Posted By Greg B
My guess would be to look for statistics in...

My guess would be to look for statistics in countries that accept intact men as the norm.  That happens to be most countries, but make sure it is a country where that has been in effect for several...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   02-08-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 952
Posted By Greg B
I think you should think carefully about your...

I think you should think carefully about your plan. It is deceitful to have a hidden agenda and to lie about why you want her to be there. If this will be your strategy, it suggests that you need...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   01-12-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By Greg B
Why does she think violating a child's human...

Why does she think violating a child's human rights and dramatically diminishing his sexual pleasure, not to mention his future partner(s)', is the best choice?
 
If all she can do is say she does...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   01-01-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 772
Posted By Greg B
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by kcurbanmama http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1394848/differing-views-about-circumcision#post_17536874)

I appreciate...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   12-31-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 772
Posted By Greg B
I would argue that your husband has to do a lot...

I would argue that your husband has to do a lot more than say it will be done. He has to give a solid reason why. He needs to make a rational argument that RIC is the better choice for your son. He...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   11-24-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By Greg B
Here are some great resources that you can show...

Here are some great resources that you can show her:
 
http://blog.practicalethics.ox.ac.uk/2012/08/the-aap-report-on-circumcision-bad-science-bad-ethics-bad-medicine/
 ...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   11-16-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By Greg B
Betty Dodson with Carlin Ross have a new video...

Betty Dodson with Carlin Ross have a new video podacst on the benefits of foreskin. Since so muc fear mongering
and misinformation that is typicllay presented minimizes any benefits that a foreskin...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   11-13-2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,452
Posted By Greg B
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by BushMama83 http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   11-11-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,452
Posted By Greg B
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by BushMama83 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   11-10-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,452
Posted By Greg B
If his primary issue is the looks and how that...

If his primary issue is the looks and how that will affect his son, here are a few ways to apporach it:

If RIC having a difference is so much of a problem, how in the world did it ever become...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   11-10-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By Greg B
Your docotr is not only incorrect, but she is...

Your docotr is not only incorrect, but she is giving you advice that will cause injury and problems. She needs to learn how to care for a boy with a foreskin, she is doing harm to every intact boy...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   11-10-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By Greg B
I was circumcised, my younger brothers were not....

I was circumcised, my younger brothers were not. No issues.

I am circumcised, my two sons are not. No issues.

I will point out that I wear glasses, am 6 feet tall, have a beard, not to mention...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   10-24-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By Greg B
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mama24-7 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1391172/s-o-benefits-of-the-foreskin#post_17492323)

I think it...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   10-23-2013, 03:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By Greg B
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by MichelleZB http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1391172/s-o-benefits-of-the-foreskin#post_17491531)

Greg B,...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   10-22-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By Greg B
Well, I think the foreskin has huge benefits. ...

Well, I think the foreskin has huge benefits.  And having a foreskin has many advantages.  And my wife feels the same way.  But we are in a somewhat unique situation.  I was circumcised and an...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   10-10-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,731
Posted By Greg B
Congratulations!   Glad you did not have to...

Congratulations!
 
Glad you did not have to continue the difficult discussion with your DH.
 
Best
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   10-04-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,731
Posted By Greg B
Here is some additional information that may be...

Here is some additional information that may be helpful:

The Vulnerability of Men - http://www.stopcirc.com/vincent/vulnerability_of_men.html

The Elephant in the Hospital Video About Why RIC...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   09-28-2013, 03:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,731
Posted By Greg B
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by PatriciaA http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   08-25-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By Greg B
How would you classify someone who does it for...

How would you classify someone who does it for religious reasons?   Perhaps that is a third reason?
 
I guess for me to agree that those are the only two reasons, I need to broaden those two...
Forum: Intact Care   05-30-2013, 03:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By Greg B
Yes.   Perfectly normal.  There is wide...

Yes.   Perfectly normal.  There is wide variation in when foreskin seperation occurs, how tight the opening is, what age changes occur.  Nothing to worry about.
 
Regards
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