Wednesday, April 04, 2007

So more baby ponderings

so, my biggest fear in the 2 pregnancies is that we would have another boy, and have to have the circumcision debate.

Shawn has the "but he will look different than me, he will look different from his brothers" argument.
    The Daddy story

    I still say no. I asked him to please read the description and view the video before making his decision. Had I known then what I know now about circumcision, I would have never done it with the other boys.

    Description of how it is done complete with pictures

    Video intro page (make sure to click on 'proceed to download' to get the video)

    why? why would you cause your newborn baby that kind of pain for something so un-needed? Do you know the facts on circumcision? Most do not.

    • No national or international medical association recommends routine circumcision
    • There is no MEDICAL reason for circumcision. It is purely cosmetic.
    • Depending on the amount of skin cut off, circumcision robs a male of as much as 80 percent or more of his penile skin
    • Circumcision desensitizes
    • Circumcision is unhygienic and unhealthy
    • No special care is needed for the uncircumcised penis
    • More and more insurance companies are NOT covering circumcision as it becomes more known as an elective procedure. You will also find it harder to have a physician willing to perform it.
    • IT IS PAINFUL. Don't let them fool you with the "this anesthesia will take away the pain" IT HURTS. Period.

    Education is key. Don't just swallow the line they try to feed you. Look into it yourself. Protect your son.

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