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I had my first Anatomy and Physiology test today. Some of the questions involved identifying structures labeled on anatomy models. One of the models was male and was circumcised. Aren't these models supposed to show the normal, average human body? So why is this one surgically altered? My guess is that whoever designed the model thought of the circumcised penis as normal so that's what they put on the model.<br><br>
Side note for this class - in the text, the note on circumcision says that compelling medical reasons do not appear to exist and that good hygeine makes all things equal. But in the lab manual, there is a note in parenthesis that says that the foreskin is removed during circumcision. No mention of "sometimes" or anything like that, it treats it as a give. However, the penis is intact in all illustrations and diagrams in both books.
 

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Circumcised is normal anatomy in the US!<br><br>
Keep in mind that on autopsy reports, an circumcised penis is not even noted, however an intact penis is noted as 'uncircumcised'<br><br>
It's a sick twisted world we live in!<br><br>
Can you imagine an autopsy report with the notation "unaugmented breasts" or "unamputated limbs"?
 

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Be happy with what the text said. The prantheses thing was alright I think. It only seemed to have noted what circumcision is and made no comments on the merits. And yeah, in an anatomy book, I would expect to see both cut and uncut.
 

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Circumcised is NOT and never will be normal anatomy. Common does not equal normal. Circumcised is the more common anatomy in the US, but it is still a surgical modification and should not be used as representative of the normal human body.
 

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Interesting. All the pictures we saw were of intact penises (in A&P) and my instructor made a with and without drawing. She also said it really wasnt necessary and was cosmetic but that smegma wont gather under a circumcised penis (and she had also pointed out that smegma was normal and not gross)....so I talked to her after class and pointed out that its like women, not all men will have build up even if they are intact. She said it was a good point and added that in later. At least she wasnt pro-circ <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I had my first Anatomy and Physiology test today. Some of the questions involved identifying structures labeled on anatomy models. One of the models was male and was circumcised. Aren't these models supposed to show the normal, average human body? So why is this one surgically altered? My guess is that whoever designed the model thought of the circumcised penis as normal so that's what they put on the model.<br><br>
Side note for this class - in the text, the note on circumcision says that compelling medical reasons do not appear to exist and that good hygeine makes all things equal. But in the lab manual, there is a note in parenthesis that says that the foreskin is removed during circumcision. No mention of "sometimes" or anything like that, it treats it as a give. However, the penis is intact in all illustrations and diagrams in both books.</div>
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Thats weird, if your using models to identify structures of the human body, isn't it kinda dumb to have a model that does not show all the structures of the human body?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Interesting. All the pictures we saw were of intact penises (in A&P) and my instructor made a with and without drawing. She also said it really wasnt necessary and was cosmetic but that smegma wont gather under a circumcised penis (and she had also pointed out that smegma was normal and not gross)....so I talked to her after class and pointed out that its like women, not all men will have build up even if they are intact. She said it was a good point and added that in later. At least she wasnt pro-circ <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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That's a great point. I like seriously never get it. Even if you do get a bit of it, it just washes off. There is absolutely nothing gross about smegma. The word sounds more gross than the substance itself, lol. By the way, circ. guys do get it, it just rubs off. So, in both cases, hygiene should always be important.
 

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I'm glad you brought this up!! I've never even thought of that! I'm an artist and now that i think of, every single anatomy model we drew was circed. I also remember a lot of reference paintings that were circed. The only uncirced models we drew were a couple of the life models (actual naked dudes standing there... not in some book).
 

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Yeah I know that. In fact I used that argument against a couple of chicks that were all ewww smegma....I pointed out that I'd much rather be able to visually see if a guy hadnt washed in days by seeing smegma than to think he did because he was circ'd and there was nothing to visualize. I mean seriously, I dont want some unwashed sausage in my mouth! (ok sorry, that was bad of me, lol)<br><br>
Having said that, dh is circ'd and while he doesnt get a build up of smegma, he does smell funky down there if he goes more than two days without a shower. He's even more into hygiene than me though so I dont need to worry <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Circumcised is normal anatomy in the US!<br><br>
Keep in mind that on autopsy reports, an circumcised penis is not even noted, however an intact penis is noted as 'uncircumcised'<br><br>
It's a sick twisted world we live in!<br><br>
Can you imagine an autopsy report with the notation "unaugmented breasts" or "unamputated limbs"?</div>
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But when joining the American armed forces, they ask about your whole medical history including surgeries. They want to know if you were circed, had chickenpox, visited the doctor for a cold. They want it all. But if not circed, they don't ask.
 
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