Who should be circumcised - boys or men?

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Who should be circumcised - boys or men?
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Thu, 09-13-2012 - 7:46pm

As we all know, the AAP has now recommended that parents should consider circumcision for their boys - based on the erroneous African studies a few years ago.

In Tanzania male circumcision usually costs the equivalent of $10-17 in a country where 36% of the 44m population lives on less than $2 a day. But free adult circumcision is being supported by a $40m fund from the American government. Under the programme the aim is to circumcise 2.8 million men by 2015 - using female nurses who's training is being fast-tracked for lack of enough male doctors.

Thankfully, this does not include boys who are are not yet sexually active - which is significant when compared with the AAP's predilection for infant circumcision. Where is the reasoning behind the AAP's statement?

Men or boys... or none at all? If the foreskin harbours STDs why are British and European populations so sexually healthy, by and large?

Christopher

P.S. This is a repeat of my post on the Intact Foreskin Support section.

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Fri, 10-05-2012 - 10:11pm

Interesting concept, Misstrygg. But I think it would depend upon how much pubic hair there is??

Christopher

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iVillage Member
Registered: 12-16-2004
Sat, 10-06-2012 - 4:47am

Well American doctors says to shave and Swedish say you shouldnt, I  rather trust the Swedish ones.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-23-2010
Sat, 10-06-2012 - 11:20am
I've never heard a doctor suggest that people shave their pubic hair.
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Sat, 10-06-2012 - 3:06pm

Hi

Relate that concern to the CM for this board as the navagation is a problem.  I too would like all navagation in one easy to reach place.

dragowoman

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Sat, 10-06-2012 - 3:11pm

IMO shaving is up to the individual.  As there is no one way for comfort.  Each of us is different.  I have never had a physician suggest either option.

dragowoman

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Sun, 10-07-2012 - 11:20pm
xxxs wrote:

Hi

Relate that concern to the CM for this board as the navagation is a problem.  I too would like all navagation in one easy to reach place.

iVilage is in the throes of a major change: It's taking longer than expected. Hopefully, much will turn out for the better. 'Patience is a Virtue', so the saying goes.

In the meantime, boys are still unnecessarily being circumcised in the USA. You applaud it, I deplore it.

By the way, what is the significance of your battleship picture?

Christopher

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Sun, 10-07-2012 - 11:57pm

It is the  battleship Bismarck!  Beautiful ship!!

dragowoman

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Mon, 10-08-2012 - 9:33pm

A beautiful vessel, I agree.... but it was a German Nazi battleship - and sunk on the 21st May 1941.

Even Nazi Germany deplored infant circumcision, as did the British. Even today, both Germany and Britain do not routinely circumcise their boys.

Why not choose one of America's present-day, aircraft carriers? The USS Theodore Roosevelt is the largest in the world. It may not be beautiful but it personifies power. And the USA is the only industrialised nation still advocating infant boy circumcision.

Or do you consider a circumcised penis in some way 'beautiful'?

Xxxs, I know I may be foolishly comparing your pro-circ beliefs with ships, but the comparison is unavoidable.

Christopher

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Tue, 10-09-2012 - 2:06am

The Bismarck was one of the most beautiful ships.  Aircraft carriers just do not have the beauty. 

dragowoman

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Tue, 10-09-2012 - 9:49pm
xxxs wrote:

The Bismarck was one of the most beautiful ships.  Aircraft carriers just do not have the beauty. 

Which I acknowledged, Exxs.

This thread has reached its end, methinks. I thank you for your input as a pro-circ contributor. It has kept the Debate section alive for a while.

If you could encourage others on your side of the circumcision debate to post here, I would be grateful and be in debt to you.

Christopher

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