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I don't post over here often, but I thought you might like this. On the "Why do people still circ" thread people were tlaking about dr's being so willing to do it even though it isn't considered necessary. I took my birth plan to my dr today. He got to the 'no circ' and said, "I don't do them" To which I answered "Good for you" So many say they don't like it but it's what the people want . . .How hard would it be for more dr's to just not do them? What kind of difference might it make?<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">So many say they don't like it but it's what the people want . . .How hard would it be for more dr's to just not do them? What kind of difference might it make?</div>
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These doctors are more worried about their bottom line than their ethics. They are so afraid they will lose one paying customer because they don't want to provide the procedure that they are willing to throw their ethics out the window. The tables are turning on them. Watch for pending lawsuits to scare the pants off of these money grubbers.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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Frank. I respectfully have to disagree. You know not all those docs are that way.<br><br><br>
I think it is a great thing that your doctor doesn't harm any babies. I think you are right, this might make the parents think twice. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> Good for him or her!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Frank. I respectfully have to disagree. You know not all those docs are that way.</div>
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No, not all, but the majority. It's the money that gets them into the profession. If physicians only made a paltry $75,000.00 a year, the vast majority of physicians would be lawyers instead. I have a good friend whose son is a doctor and he constantly complains about how the ethics of the medical profession are so money driven. The current big deal with the medical profession is malpractice insurance and they are trying to get legislation passed to shield them from financial responsibility. My brother has 3 employees and pays about the same for insurance that the typical doctor pays. Sure, he complains but he's not trying to get legislation passed to shield himself from lawsuits resulting from his own negligence. When I had my business, I paid far, far more than a doctor pays. What a doctor pays for insurance is not out of line with other businesses.<br><br>
Just a few years ago there was a study of hysterectomies that concluded that 60% of women who had hysterectomies did not need them and the main reason they were done was to provide income for the surgeon. Even in medical circles, hysterectomies were called "The Doctor's Welfare Procedure." With 60% of them being unnecessary, it is obvious that the majority of surgeons were applying for this "welfare" check. Those unethical creeps were endangering these women's lives and sexuality as well as putting them through great pain and emotional distress for nothing more or less than money, money, money.<br><br>
If they will do that, I have absolutely no doubt they will do circumcisions at the drop of the hat for nothing more than money. Their own fraternal organization has been telling them for more than 30 years that there is no medical reason to perform circumcisions yet many still tell their customers that there are medical benefits. Look at what has happened in Saskatchewan. The College of Physicians and Surgeons sent out a memo telling it's members that they are in financial danger by providing the procedure and in a single year, the rate dropped by 1/3 and the rate dropped by 40% in neighboring Manitoba! Contrast that with the US experience where the AAP and AMA said that it is risky, unnecessary surgery and the rate increased for 20 years afterward and only started dropping because parents started rejecting the surgery. That is damning evidence that the procedure is money driven by the medical profession here in the states.<br><br>
Sorry, say what you will but I'm convinced that the majority of those who get into the profession get into it simply and purely for the money and infant circumcision generates almost $1 Billion in gross receipts a year for the profession for very little time, money or effort invested. If that's not pure out and out greed, I've never seen it.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Frank
 
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