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Academic discipline: What this actually means is teaching you how to communicate productively with people from "other cultures" who come to you for health care. You'll learn to be a diplomat in the face of what you may see as appalling cruelty, ignorance, and backwardness -- or amazing courage and kindness. There are tricks to getting folks to accept what they need to be healthy using your science. ...Read more
Can't give a number: 3 common ways of performing circs in new-borns: PlastiBell, Gomco clamp or Mogen clamp. Amount of foreskin removed with each device depends upon surgeon. 2 main methods for adults are:1) sleeve resection where 2 circumferential incisions made & skin beween is removed & 2) dorsal slit to top of foreskin then remove 'wings' after first clamping. Amount of inner foreskin below glans, thus styl varies ...Read more
Jerks: There's no need for a medical term. ...Read more
Very broad question: This depends on the culture you're investigating, what's generally seen as stress in that culture, and what behaviors are seen as "normal." there are also subcultures within a larger culture. For instance, military culture differs from civilian; and us mainland may differ profoundly from that in hawaii although hawaii is part of the us. Can you please focus your question a little more? Thanks. ...Read more
In the 28 countries : In the middle east and africa where it is actively practiced it is seen by many as important. It increases social status, makes a female marriageable, ensures virginity & fidelity & removes what is often viewed as filthy & ugly - female genitalia. It is also practices in a number of other countries. There are absolutely no medical benefits to female circumcision - it can lead to death, recurrent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Way fewer infections: Americans turned away from the practice since the 60's - part of the wave of 'natural' is better and if we were meant to be foreskinless, we'd be born that way. But - recently a major study, with results reported in the ny times ; wall st journal differ strongly. Yes - do it - and do it in infancy if possible. Link: http://online.Wsj.Com/news/articles/sb10001424127887324798904578531063301112102. ...Read more
Various: There are many cultures in the us. What ritual you consider depends on the culture you are dealing with, and more importantly, the individual. The most important universal ritual is use condom every time. ...Read more
Mixed-Status Couples: Ongoing communication, knowledge-seeking & negotiation r key 4 "mixed-status" - couples - those consisting of a person who's hiv-negative & one who's hiv-positive. They live w/ frightening possibilities, incl the possibility that one partner could infect/become infected by the other; the possibility that one might have 2 take care of the other; etc. Resource materials: http://bit.Ly/10jznp5. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Phimosis: Adult circumcision is typically done for phimosis(tight foreskin) . The problems with phimosis that should make one consider circumcision are painful erection/intercourse, recurring infection, severe cracking and bleeding of the tight foreskin and the inability to adequately keep the penis clean and hygienic. ...Read more
Vaccination: I’d be far more worried about the medical impact! however, any measles outbreak is evidence of inadequate vaccination in the community, something we’re seeing way too much of in our own country due to the growing trend of vaccine refusal by parents. My hope is that the cultural and social impact of a measles outbreak would be education and legislation focused on preventing death through universal. ...Read more
Your OB: Should discuss this with you, depends what methods u are talking about , that ? Can't be answered in the 400 letters I am allowed on this website so make an appt with your OB to discuss this so u can make sure u and yoru OB are on the same page from the very beginning ! that is what I do with all of my pts, they all know my preferred method so there is no disagreement at delivery time ! ...Read more
Depends: In the younger children, it is a form of play; rough-housing. It should never become serious or be met with parental approval. Also, it is never funny. To learn and develop is good. Parents should try to channel behavior appropriately. Bothers should also be kind to each other. If 1 brother dominates the negative sphere, counseling my by necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They found s. Heamolyticus in urine. What are the different ways of contracting this? Please list all possibilities.
I have always heard the battle of circumcised vs uncircumcised. What are the factual pros and cons?
Some of th following: Obligatory for all jews, muslims ; numerous cultures. Circ. Is a minor procedure immediately after birth ; becomes a bigger deal with age. Circumcision reduces risk of the rare UTI s in first 6-moths of life. Is more hygienic for men who don't wash their penis's ; thus are also > at risk for penile cancer. Regarding sex pros=cons provided foreskin isn't tight. Avoids future foreskin infections. ...Read more
What is the relationship between obesity and diabetes? Are some of these reports myths based upon discrimination?
They are related: The cdc has geographically mapped states with the highest levels of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease and there is a direct overlay correlation in all of these factors. Too many calories without sufficient exercise leads to elevated Insulin levels in attempt to drive sugar into the muscles where it can be metabolized. The cell receptors become resistant to Insulin and the blood sugar rises. ...Read more
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