Any Progress?

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Wed, 02-23-2011 - 9:38am

So, I've been mostly gone from this board for nearly a year. Now, I'm back but has there been any progress?

Are more people starting to realise how useless and damaging circumcision is?

Have boys been protected any more from circumcision?

Has there been any change?

Will there ever be?

Rose, loved for life by Meghan and mama to Michael Lloyd (24th May 2005), Ella Morghan (5th Jan 2008) and Jolie Bryna (12th May 2010). Co-parenting with André and René.

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Wed, 02-23-2011 - 6:43pm

"Has there been any change?"

Yes, apparently so.

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Registered: 01-04-2006
Thu, 02-24-2011 - 12:01pm
That is good! Progress! I hope it continues.
Rose, loved for life by Meghan and mama to Michael Lloyd (24th May 2005), Ella Morghan (5th Jan 2008) and Jolie Bryna (12th May 2010). Co-parenting with André and René.
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Registered: 04-27-2009
Thu, 02-24-2011 - 10:46pm

Has there been any change? Will there ever be?

Well, if I am not mistaken, the AAP was expected to come out with a revision of its policy, this time recommending circumcision based on the "HIV findings".

This was supposed to happen sometime in the second half of 2009. So far, 18 months later, still no news. Maybe this is also progress.....

Regards,

Federico.

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Fri, 03-04-2011 - 11:04pm

Rose, welcome back!

I have missed you very much, but

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Registered: 12-01-2010
Sun, 03-06-2011 - 7:14pm

We don't have such circumcision diversity

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Mon, 03-07-2011 - 3:39pm
I'm very cautious about the new circumcision rates. They seem a little too good to be true.
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Mon, 03-07-2011 - 7:51pm

They seem a little too good to be true.

May be Mark.

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Mon, 03-07-2011 - 9:58pm

"Yes, Just before WWII I've read that the newborn circumciison rate in The UK was 37%."

Actually, Frank, if you read that paragraph again you will see that the 'diversity' I referred to was in relation to the geographical difference in circumcision rates between western and midwest USA.

But, yes, you're right about the numbers of infant boys still being circumcised at the outbreak of WW2; which is why the British

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Wed, 03-09-2011 - 5:52pm

"Actually, Frank, if you read that paragraph again you will see that the 'diversity' I referred to was in relation to the geographical difference in circumcision rates between western and midwest USA."

Pardon me Christopher.

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Wed, 03-09-2011 - 9:42pm

"The Southeast region actually has the second lowest rate behind the west coast and we don't have men/children walking around stinking or dropping dead from infections either as some would have you believe would happen."

An indication of circumcision's continued social acceptance in the face of reality, it seems. I find that interesting. Old conceptions die hard.

Christopher

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