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Forum: Intact Care   02-04-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Greg B
Our doctor

Our doctor did the same thing when my son was an infant. It didn't seem to cause any problem. Doctors are a meddlesome lot. Knowing what I now know, I would not let the doctor do it, there simply...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   11-05-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By Greg B
Doesn't sound like it to me.

Doesn't sound like the best way to me. First, he is only 9, so it is not unusual for his foreskin to still be adhered. Full separation and retraction may not happen until after puberty. Second, he...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   08-16-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 906
Posted By Greg B
I will just point out, in case you were not...

I will just point out, in case you were not aware, that while you can't get your original foreskin back, you can restore your foreskin the same way people who like body piercings expand the size of...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   07-03-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 901
Posted By Greg B
Look at these

The difficulty with answering your question is that peer review literature is only available if someone does it, and our society has not done much. But there are a number of valid reasons not to RIC...
Forum: Intact Care   06-17-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,256
Posted By Greg B
This might be helpful: ...

This might be helpful:


http://www.doctorsopposingcircumcision.org/info/info-forcedretraction.html


I would not let the doctor do it. That said, I was not as well informed with our sons, and...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-21-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,233
Posted By Greg B
Refusing to discuss this with her is a great...

Refusing to discuss this with her is a great strategy. It has been said that as adults, our only real bargaining chip is our ability to refuse to interact when it comes to parents. Apparently she...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   03-03-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 953
Posted By Greg B
What did they say that was alarming?

What did they say that was alarming?
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   11-27-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 732
Posted By Greg B
Great!

Great news!


Happy for you and him!


Have a great Thanksgiving!
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   11-25-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 732
Posted By Greg B
He might also find this compelling: ...

He might also find this compelling:


http://rjolpi.richmond.edu/archive/Adler_Formatted.pdf


Best wishes. Remember, a lawyers job is to win, not sort out the facts. So be strong, he may...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   11-09-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,199
Posted By Greg B
There are several flaws in their arguments. ...

There are several flaws in their arguments.


First, they are ignoring their son's human rights.


Second, they are going further in making the medical decision for their child than the law...
Forum: Intact Care   10-10-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 931
Posted By Greg B
No need

There is no need for a 6 year old to be retracting unless he is the one doing it and only does it as far as he is comfortable doing so. If he is retracting himself, you can let him know that he can...
Forum: Intact Care   10-10-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,230
Posted By Greg B
They may not be competant

They may not be competent to give advice regarding foreskins, many doctors are not. this organization may be able to refer you to a good doctor:


http://www.doctorsopposingcircumcision.org/

...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   10-06-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,199
Posted By Greg B
Oops & Thanks

But it is good practice to at least name the book, sorry, I should have done that. The title of the book is:

Unspeakable Mutilations: Circumcised Men Speak Out
...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   09-28-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,199
Posted By Greg B
For those interested in this subject...

For those interested there is a new book that covers this theme very well, and is not very expensive:


http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L5FPF2C


Regards
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   06-29-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,651
Posted By Greg B
Book

There is a great book for handling awkward conversations.


Crucial Conversations.


I highly recommend it.


Regards
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   06-06-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,579
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: The Case Against Circumcision   04-25-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 732
Posted By Greg B
Great news! 

Great news! 
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   04-25-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 928
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: The Case Against Circumcision   04-24-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 928
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: The Case Against Circumcision   04-12-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,508
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: The Case Against Circumcision   02-08-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,285
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: The Case Against Circumcision   01-12-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,436
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: The Case Against Circumcision   01-01-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
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: The Case Against Circumcision   12-31-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
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: The Case Against Circumcision   11-24-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,035
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/
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