Another Circumcision Video...
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|Thu, 07-30-2009 - 12:46am|
... as distressing as any other. Plastibell, which seems to be ubiquitous now, but no more or less painful than any other method.
Note the initial comment and acceptance that the prepuce must be torn away from the glans. Note the physician's unheeding intent to complete the procedure regardless of the little boy's terrible distress. Yes, it's all so 'normal' in the US...
Listen to the physician's constant reference to "trimming" the foreskin - as if its total removal is just a 'little off the top', as in a haircut.
How many parents really think for a moment what their decision involves, without a thought for their baby son's agony - who they undoubtedly love?
It's worth noting that I came by this link via a depiction of mass Ugandan adult circumcision ceremonies. Which begs the questions: do US Americans support rituals like this? Are they influenced by them? Or are most so contained within their insular perception of normality, they give little heed to what others do?
"Education is the discovery of our own ignorance." Will Durant
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