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Forum: Understanding Circumcision   06-12-2006, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 611
Posted By polarbear
Regardless of the personal stories and pro- or...

Regardless of the personal stories and pro- or anti- circumcision studies, it is common sense that the circumcision reducing sexual sensitivity.

The removal of you upper lip makes your lips less...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   06-07-2006, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By polarbear
Please check my numbers on this: Everything...

Please check my numbers on this:

Everything is based on CDC numbers at: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/resources/fac...t-A-Glance.htm (http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/resources/factsheets/At-A-Glance.htm)
...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   06-02-2006, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By polarbear
The Canadian Pediatric Society says: ...

The Canadian Pediatric Society says:
www.caringforkids.cps.ca/babies/Circumcision.htm (http://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/babies/Circumcision.htm)

“Of every 1,000 boys who are not circumcised:
-10...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   06-01-2006, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,463
Posted By polarbear
Could it be that you are beginning to see the...

Could it be that you are beginning to see the space between the foreskin and the frenum on the underside of the glans? If he is not retracting past that, then the ‘fissure’ might look like a...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   05-11-2006, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By polarbear
You will find many circumcision advocates...

You will find many circumcision advocates telling you that: urinary tract infections, AIDS, cancer, STD's, phimosis etc... are great and valid reasons for circumcision. Please understand that NO...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   04-24-2006, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By polarbear
From the Canadian Pediatric Society: ...

From the Canadian Pediatric Society:

www.cps.ca/english/statements/FN/fn96-01.htm (http://www.cps.ca/english/statements/FN/fn96-01.htm)

"Cervical Carcinoma

HPV types 16 and 18 are the...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   04-13-2006, 01:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,836
Posted By polarbear
Anyone hear any updates on this? Anyone in the...

Anyone hear any updates on this? Anyone in the area able to legally dig for information / result ? ('Freedom of information act' maybe?)
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   03-07-2006, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,783
Posted By polarbear
Frank, If we use the old Chinese foot...

Frank,

If we use the old Chinese foot binding as a comparison, I could see why an intact man’s glans would have a different shape. The bound feet will take the shape of the shoe that it must fit...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   03-07-2006, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 727
Posted By polarbear
4 Years ago, when we were preparing for the...

4 Years ago, when we were preparing for the birth of our first child, the nurse at the hospital on the west side of Toronto told us 40% circumcised and 60% intact. 3 Years ago, family from north...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   02-24-2006, 09:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,836
Posted By polarbear
Any lawyer worth his fee is going to be able to...

Any lawyer worth his fee is going to be able to find, in one afternoon, all the various references that we have here to counter any and all medical ‘needs’.

I think it will come down to the...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   02-10-2006, 05:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,187
Posted By polarbear
I can think of one negative. In the U.S....

I can think of one negative.

In the U.S. where the circumcision rate is reaching 50 / 50 and here in Canada where the rate is below 20%, you will have to make sure that your intact boy is not a...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   02-10-2006, 10:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,396
Posted By polarbear
Talking about circumcision on TV. Several years...

Talking about circumcision on TV. Several years ago the medical drama "ER" had a storyline about a college boy who was admitted to the emergency room because he tried to do a self-circumcision since...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   02-06-2006, 11:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,359
Posted By polarbear
I would suggest you print off the original...

I would suggest you print off the original version of the following links, and bring several copies with you. It is hard for a physician to argue with REAL position statements from National medical...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   01-16-2006, 05:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 986
Posted By polarbear
Yoshua, Please understand that most of the...

Yoshua,

Please understand that most of the people here are very interested in helping those who are looking for help. The knowledge (backed by sound research and experience) of the Group is...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   01-16-2006, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 589
Posted By polarbear
Sunflower Not to seem vain, but I just...

Sunflower

Not to seem vain, but I just wanted to ask politely for a correction on your post. I would not care if you were just using it, and would normally not mention the oversight, but thought...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   01-13-2006, 02:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,249
Posted By polarbear
30-Something Canadian male here. I am...

30-Something Canadian male here. I am circumcised, as were all of my close friends from highschool. From what I have seen since then, at College and in the gym, and at the local pool, the majority...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   01-13-2006, 02:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By polarbear
A rhetorical question: Would this even be up...

A rhetorical question:
Would this even be up for discussion if your husband had suggested that he is totally, 100%, absolutely going to have the baby toe any son of his amputated, or an ear, or...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   01-06-2006, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By polarbear
Canadian Peditric Society: 10 in 1000 (1%) of...

Canadian Peditric Society: 10 in 1000 (1%) of intact boys will need to be circumcised later in life. Interestingly, 10 in 1000 (1%) of CIRCUMCISED boys will have the procedure done again for various...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   01-05-2006, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By polarbear
I was loosely circumcised and have inner...

I was loosely circumcised and have inner foreskin over halfway down my average sized shaft. The hair on my shaft reaches up almost halfway to meet the inner foreskin.

I was lurking on another...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   12-20-2005, 11:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 614
Posted By polarbear
I think that men have to be completely on board...

I think that men have to be completely on board with why boys should be kept intact before any mention of foreskin restoration is made. They have to be given a chance to come to terms with their own...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   12-20-2005, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By polarbear
Constructive criticism please!

Constructive criticism please!
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   12-19-2005, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By polarbear
Please keep up the communication. She WILL...

Please keep up the communication. She WILL absolutely get more (conflicting) opinions and influence about this and other topics from others who may have a stronger influence than you. Parents,...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   12-19-2005, 11:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,671
Posted By polarbear
Mommy To B R: Concerning the positive...

Mommy To B R:

Concerning the positive reports from National recognized organization for your husband. The Canadian Pediatric Society report WAS about as good as it gets.

The World Health...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   12-19-2005, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,706
Posted By polarbear
I was loosely circumcised and have inner...

I was loosely circumcised and have inner foreskin over halfway down my average sized shaft. The hair on my shaft reaches up almost halfway to meet the inner foreskin.

I was lurking on another...
Forum: Understanding Circumcision   12-16-2005, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By polarbear
My frenulum is gone...

My frenulum is gone http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif . On the bright side (as if there was one) I was loosely circumcised and have inner foreksin over halfway down my...
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