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Forum: Site Help   06-24-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,181
Posted By brant31
I was away from the board for a while and was...

I was away from the board for a while and was confused when I came back to look for the forum. I agree that Circumcision is a terrible name, because it implies that both views are to be equally...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-24-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By brant31
Welcome, Margie. I can understand your anxiety...

Welcome, Margie. I can understand your anxiety about this issue, but as a grown man with glanular mild hypospadias I can assure you that there isn't cause for worry.
 
My parents never discussed...
Forum: Intact Care   02-10-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,661
Posted By brant31
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Nightwish http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1371872/intact-son-now-looks-circumcised#post_17226830)

Umm...
Forum: Intact Care   02-10-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,640
Posted By brant31
I was around your older son's age when the...

I was around your older son's age when the remaining natural adhesions around the corona finally gave way during my own, um, explorations. The coronal adhesions, in my opinion, are rather different...
Forum: Intact Care   09-21-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,758
Posted By brant31
You have discovered what so many of us have been...

You have discovered what so many of us have been pointing out for years: there is no delineated structure called "the foreskin". It's all just penile skin. No dotted line for doctors to cut along,...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   09-07-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,429
Posted By brant31
Does your son have some epispadias or is this...

Does your son have some epispadias or is this limited to a foreskin shape? Often the two go hand in hand.
 
I agree with PeterBrown; boys who are at least partially retractable and who have...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   09-07-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,768
Posted By brant31
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by philomom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1362127/explaining-circumcision-to-kids#post_17095649)

Seems...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   09-06-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,258
Posted By brant31
As Tennisdude23 points out, the new AAP...

As Tennisdude23 points out, the new AAP statement on circumcision is highly nuanced. It is worth reading each line in it 3 times, and reflecting on the various potential meanings. There's an awful...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   09-06-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,258
Posted By brant31
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by ChristmasLover http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Intactivism   08-28-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By brant31
In the same fashion as AAP president Robert...

In the same fashion as AAP president Robert Block, with his "AAP Rocks" hands (http://twitter.com/drbobblock), families and individuals have responded to the just-released 2012 AAP statement on...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-27-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By brant31
The new AAP statement on male circumcision,...

The new AAP statement on male circumcision, released today after 5 years of careful study, declares confidently (on page 9 of 31) that the normal adhesions between foreskin and glans resolve...
Forum: Intactivism   08-13-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 687
Posted By brant31
A health section article...

A health section article...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   06-24-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,342
Posted By brant31
That's why, when you and the future parents...

That's why, when you and the future parents interview each other, you should state that you hold strong views that boys and girls are to be treated alike -- and genital autonomy falls squarely in...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   06-04-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,703
Posted By brant31
After many, many years of personal experience...

After many, many years of personal experience and learning about the issue of foreskin function, I'm not convinced there is such a thing as how it's "supposed" to work. I've known numerous guys...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   06-04-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,513
Posted By brant31
I noted Mehmet Oz's position starting to shift a...

I noted Mehmet Oz's position starting to shift a while ago, and I had a different theory. My thought had to do with his daughter, who married an American guy of Serbian descent. I won't discuss...
Forum: Intactivism   02-14-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By brant31
  The New Times, a leading alternative...


The New Times, a leading alternative newspaper in South Florida, this week has a fairly balanced article on infant circumcision by Deidre Funcheon, a writer who has an open mind to intactivist...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   12-09-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By brant31
  I don't think you're going to find it. The...


I don't think you're going to find it. The AAP has never taken a strong stance against retraction, only mildly against what they term "forcible retraction". It was an improvement when the AAP...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   12-08-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By brant31
  Totally, totally, totally normal. There is...


Totally, totally, totally normal. There is as much variation in children's foreskin appearance as in adults'. For that matter, there's also wide normal variation in flaccid angle of the penis...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   12-08-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By brant31
  Hi JenLab83! Welcome to Mothering.com   ...


Hi JenLab83! Welcome to Mothering.com
 
I know this situation is frustrating. I can't offer medical advice, but I did talk with a great pediatrician (some folks here know him) about what you...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   12-06-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 996
Posted By brant31
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by LonelyPageTurnr http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1337370/real-housewives-show-and-circ#post_16770035)
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Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   12-06-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,114
Posted By brant31
 Quote:Originally Posted by Cynthia...



Quote:Originally Posted by Cynthia Mosher http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   11-17-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 920
Posted By brant31
  To further refine the point, about 10 years...


To further refine the point, about 10 years ago I began consciously avoiding "leave intact" in favor of "keep intact". The latter seemed more proactive, and didn't carry the whiff of negligence...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-12-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,069
Posted By brant31
  Thanks to all of you for the support. I just...


Thanks to all of you for the support. I just got back from a brief family visit today and will be departing for the big conference day after tomorrow. If there is anything noteworthy to report,...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-07-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,975
Posted By brant31
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by NatalieAE http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/thread/1087439/foreskin-hole-too-small#post_16536789)
I...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-07-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,069
Posted By brant31
  Quote: Originally Posted by...


Quote:
Originally Posted by Minuteman http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
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