I am doing a paper and presentation in class tomorrow on Circ. I am sooo nervous. First of all it is a class of all future nursing students and my teacher is pregnant. Wish me luck.....<br><br>
ps- any suggestions??
<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"> s Good luck to you! And as far as suggestions, go with presenting the ANTIcirc side, much more logical!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I would definitely, definitely get in the references to the 3 studies published in the British Journal of Urology -- the two Taylor ones and the most recent Sorrells one. Emphasize peer-reviewed.<br><br>
I would go in swinging with the structure and function of the foreskin, emphasize how a normal penis is meant to work. Probably everyone's heard the ethical issues before and thinks circ "isn't that bad" if it prevents disease, yadda yadda, because after all the foreskin is a 'useless piece of flesh.' What people really don't know is that all circs have the 100 percent complication rate of the loss of the foreskin and they have no idea that it's hugely important to normal sexual functioning.<br><br>
I think if you lead with that, emphasize the positives of being intact, then it's easier to dispel the myths re: disease and cleanliness, because you've put a huge weight on the other side of the scale to balance all that crap with. After all, no one even considers cutting off female tender bits to prevent HIV because we all grok how important all the female tender bits are. If you can establish how important the foreskin is, and how much the circed male is missing and doesn't even know it, then you've gotten people to think "why is it worth a slight decrease in xyz when you have the huge loss of the foreskin that outweighs that minor benefit?"
Relax...be yourself. You know your stuff, and you certainly have "right" on your side. What you're doing will likely save untold numbers of future babies from mutilation...and even if it is just one baby, it will be worth your effort. You'll cause some students to seriously think about this procedure, and some to reconsider previous beliefs. I hope you get LOTS of questions...I know you can handle them..! I'll say a prayer for you tomorrow morning... And as one poster here says in their signature..."His body...his choice..." SO true..!<br><br>
You can mention that it was a nurse (Marilyn Milos) that started NOCIRC, and tell them Marilyn's story.<br><br><a href="http://www.circumcisionquotes.com/wish.html" target="_blank">http://www.circumcisionquotes.com/wish.html</a><br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I would definitely, definitely get in the references to the 3 studies published in the British Journal of Urology -- the two Taylor ones and the most recent Sorrells one. Emphasize peer-reviewed.</div>
Could you tell me what issues these studies are in or what the links are to these studies? I have found the BJU website but it seems I need to click on each issue to search for contents, and even then I am not sure I would find the studies you mention. Thanks
I did a talk in college on circ, in my Holistic Health class. That was in 1988 or so. The guys all cheered more than the girls! This was at SF State. I know you'll do a great job - we have so much more info now (no Internet in 88!).