Only in America - Circumcision 2010
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|Mon, 03-08-2010 - 9:54pm|
Where else in the world would thousands of dollars be spent to design and manufacture an instrument at the cutting edge of technology (pun unintended) for use on baby boys' penises to remove a dangerous, useless piece of skin that nature failed to regress into obsolescence?
The AccuCirc claims this privilege. I have no wish to offend anyone, but this - and all methods used to circumcise a restrained and helpless infant - only serve to remind me of medieval devices for torture - which were also at the cutting edge of invention in their day.
That said, I'm aware that no medical practitioner and no well-meaning parent subjects a boy to a torturous procedure advisedly. Therefore I must accept that any device which completes a circumcision swiftly and safely as possible is to be welcomed in the absence of any truly effective anaesthesia which older boys and adults alone may receive.
In the opinion of those who read this and have circumcised a boy, or intend to do so, is this a method you would support? Or if you are undecided about circumcising, would it actively persuade you to go ahead and do so?
For the sake of our purpose as a debate board, I wish for pro-circ replies. I realise that others may reply, but if you do, please respond with my intent in mind: an honest wish to encompass the beliefs and thoughts of parents who's parental choice is taken in love for their sons when they have them circumcised. This, in the face of a nation which has seen routine circumcision decline steadily to the point of tipping the balance - but with a current possibility that its medical authorities may reverse the trend and positively recommend that all boys should be circumcised.
Edited to delete the hash symbols that plague my posts all the time now! Grrrrrrrr
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Edited 3/8/2010 10:04 pm ET by cl-islaywhisky
Edited 3/10/2010 9:59 pm ET by cl-islaywhisky