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I have just been listening to Sophie, Melissa and Dr Denniston discuss circumcision on the air. WELL DONE you guys. I think the show was excellent, and I am sure that you opened some eyes and planted some seeds. We need MORE, MORE of this. What a wonderful way to reach thousands of people in one shot.
 

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What did they say?
 

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Dr Denniston strongly stated that circumcision was not needed in any way, that it was a "useless operation". They discussed reasons why it still persists in North America - Fathers and Doctors who are circumcised themselves and refuse to admit to themselves that this was not a beneficial thing. They talked about the form and function of a foreskin, and mentioned all the nerves that are lost, with the resulting decrease in sensation for the man and the discomfort caused to his partner. The ignorance of many urologists and their refusal to acknowlege less invasive treatment for foreskin problems was brought up. Also mentioned was the fact that thousands of men in the U.S. are attempting to restore some semblance of their lost foreskins.<br>
There was only one dissenting phone call to the show, and he got onto the "hygeine" thing. The panel quickly pointed out how rediculous that argument was .<br>
I really hope they get to continue, or do it again another day.
 

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Thanks you guys! I'm glad you liked it - it's so hard to get everything in on radio, with the constant breaks! What did you think about the older guy talking about how the US army used to force circ? SCARY. "you don't wash a body part, we'll cut it off!"
 

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Melissa was pro circ (she only has a daughter and will not have any more), she now wouldn't do it!<br>
My dd said, referring to the show and everyone's comments, "YAY! STUPID CIRCUMCISION!"
 
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