I saw a circumcision yesterday

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I saw a circumcision yesterday
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Fri, 04-01-2011 - 5:28pm

I saw a circumcision yesterday as part of my clinicals at school.

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Sun, 04-03-2011 - 1:34am

Kristi, my eldest daughter was required to watch an eight year old

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Mon, 04-04-2011 - 1:33pm

That had to be horribly difficult for you to just stand there and watch and not be able to do anything about it.

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Mon, 04-04-2011 - 2:50pm
The worst part was after - the baby WAS properly numbed before the procedure. However, this numbing quickly wore off and the baby could not be consoled for a very long time. It was heartbreaking :(

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Mon, 04-04-2011 - 8:30pm
I don't know if I could do that, because I don't know if I could stop myself from trying to intervene.
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Tue, 04-05-2011 - 11:04pm

"However, this numbing quickly wore off and the baby could not be consoled for a very long time. It was heartbreaking"

Kristi, of course it was. This whole ridiculous, agonising, invasive, horrific act of child abuse is an abomination. Even when it is

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Fri, 04-08-2011 - 10:35am

Intact America has begun a new initiative asking nurses and doctors to "Put Down The Knife" and step away from the child.

Male infant circumcision is an elective, non-indicated procedure, and healthcare providers have the option to refuse to be involved.

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I agree with this initiative, and talked about it while I was there. I did not assist in any way, and asked questions throughout. One of the nurses who was there was very pro-intact, and agreed with me entirely. The others were suprised that anyone would even question the social custom of circumcision. I live in a state where it is still very widespread.

As a nursing student, I know I could have simply not gone into the procedure room and watched at all. However, I believe that I was able to educate not only student nurses but also RN's and assistive personelle by watching, asking questions ( to which I knew the answer), and then later that day continuing to answer questions.

I'm fairly certain one of the nursing students who was there is now anti-circ as a result of seeing this procedure, and of the discussions that followed.

One thing I learned while I was there - my kid's ped perform's circ's there ! :( That makes me very sad.

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Sat, 04-09-2011 - 9:07am

Kristi, that must have been extremely difficult for you.

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Mon, 04-11-2011 - 1:53pm

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