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Forum: Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska   10-04-2011, 05:30 PM
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Posted By glongley
   The documentary film "Cut: Slicing Through...


 The documentary film "Cut: Slicing Through the Myths of Circumcision" is on a cross-country tour and is coming to Boulder. The 70 minute film takes a critical look at the usually unquestioned...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-12-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,166
Posted By glongley
@Bug McGee... you are lucky to have allies in...

@Bug McGee... you are lucky to have allies in your workplace. There are a few other nurses in my unit who didn't circumcise their sons, and others who I have educated about the lack of necessity of...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-10-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,166
Posted By glongley
There is a Facebook group called "Nurses Against...

There is a Facebook group called "Nurses Against the Circumcision of Minors" where you can post your stories, learn, and seek support....
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   06-29-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,166
Posted By glongley
I haven't posted here in a really long time, but...

I haven't posted here in a really long time, but happened to be browsing today, and how perfect that your post was at the top of the list! I have a similar story to tell from last Fall. Please feel...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-20-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By glongley
Not all episodes of inflammation of the foreskin...

Not all episodes of inflammation of the foreskin are actually "infections," that is, in the sense of being caused by microbes liek bacteria or yeast.

The most common cause of redness and swelling...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-20-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,384
Posted By glongley
Quote: Originally Posted by NSmomtobe...

Quote:
Originally Posted by NSmomtobe http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15755781)
I have heard this and also that the CPS...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-19-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By glongley
If you can get ahold of the book "What Your...

If you can get ahold of the book "What Your Doctor May NOT Tell You About CIrcumcision" by Fleiss and Hodges, they have very good verbal descriptions of the Gomco (Metal Clamp), Plastibell (Ring),...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-18-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By glongley
Congratulations, and thanks for posting! It is...

Congratulations, and thanks for posting! It is encouraging to hear how this board is making a difference for baby boys!

Gillian
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-18-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,715
Posted By glongley
Two things have to happen for the foreskin to...

Two things have to happen for the foreskin to become retractable. The inner foreskin layer has to separate from the glans, and the tight foreskin outlet has to become more loose and elastic. Both of...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-18-2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By glongley
If the subject is going to be care of the intact...

If the subject is going to be care of the intact penis, you have a chance to educate about the anatomy, and development, and hands off care of the intact penis (i.e. the importance of not...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-17-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By glongley
Quote: Originally Posted by sparklett...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sparklett http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15745464)
I noticed that the part where the foreskin...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-17-2010, 01:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,859
Posted By glongley
Quote: Originally Posted by pacificbliss...

Quote:
Originally Posted by pacificbliss http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15743480)
I found this quote at...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-11-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,032
Posted By glongley
To me, the most important perspective to take is...

To me, the most important perspective to take is that the foreskin is a normal, healthy, eminently functional body part (both protective and sexual functions). It's there for a reason, and it knows...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-11-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By glongley
The info came from the book "Circumcision:An...

The info came from the book "Circumcision:An American Health Fallacy" by Edward Wallerstein, New York: SPringer Publishing Company 1980. Here is some data that he gives:

Oslo Norway: 3...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-08-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,101
Posted By glongley
There is a really great article that was...

There is a really great article that was published in Mothering a few years ago about all the reasons a doctor might some time say a boy needs to be circumcised - and why its ALMOST NEVER SO!
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Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-04-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,363
Posted By glongley
Another good thread on this topic here: ...

Another good thread on this topic here:

http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=1250192 (http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=1250192)
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-04-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,244
Posted By glongley
Here's a previous CAC post on families where the...

Here's a previous CAC post on families where the first boy(s) are circed and later ones are not:

http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=1094686...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-26-2010, 12:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By glongley
This is normal - messy, but not pathological,...

This is normal - messy, but not pathological, and only temporary. As an intact boy's foreskin starts to separate from the glans, sometimes the foreskin opening can lie over the urinary outlet with...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-25-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,201
Posted By glongley
Here is an excellent medical journal article...

Here is an excellent medical journal article summarizing the problems with the "circumcision as a prevention for HIV in Africa" issue.

http://www.circumcisionandhiv.com/fi...otavaccine.pdf...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-22-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By glongley
Quote: Originally Posted by beru...

Quote:
Originally Posted by beru http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15653410)
I avoid anti circ urls. I am a skeptic and if I...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-22-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By glongley
Quote: Originally Posted by beru...

Quote:
Originally Posted by beru http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15653297)
Does someone have the recent Dutch statement on...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-22-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By glongley
NOCIRC has a pamphlet on care of the intact...

NOCIRC has a pamphlet on care of the intact penis in Spanish:
http://www.nocirc.org/publish/4-Inta...is-spanish.pdf (http://www.nocirc.org/publish/4-Intact-Penis-spanish.pdf)

Here is a video in...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-22-2010, 12:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By glongley
The starting point is to educate him about the...

The starting point is to educate him about the anatomy and functions of the foreskin. Most doctors are taught very little about this, and are left with the impression that the foreskin is an...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-21-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,224
Posted By glongley
Sometimes diaper rashes can become extensive...

Sometimes diaper rashes can become extensive enough to erode the skin to the point of slight bleeding. And the foreskin can get diaper rash just as much as any other part of the diaper area. At...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-19-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By glongley
Good for you for educating your clients about...

Good for you for educating your clients about circumcision and the foreskin!

Have a look at some of the resources in this recent thread:
http://www.mothering.com/discussions....php?t=1241729...
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