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Mostly very safe: Provided the surgeon, pediatrician, obstetrician or mohel is well trained and careful. I believe plastibell method, where the redundant foreskin is tied off over a small plastic ring is the safest because risk of bleeding is very slight.. Correct size plastibell ring must be selected and a frenular bleed should be cauterized.(check google.Com). Clamp method usually safe, but risk of bleed more. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: It is not unusual for a child psychologist, especially one who specializes in educational psychology, to visit a child's classroom to observe the the child, the child's interactions, and the learning environment. The need for a visit is largely dependent upon the diagnosis or suspected diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Personal choice: In the US circumcision is commonplace, 80-90 %, France 30%, Australia 30%, great Britain 10% (not covered by national health insurance). There is data suggesting increased life risks of UTI & STD if not & I remember it being the most requested elective surgery among young enlisted men during my Navy years. If it is done at all it is easiest and heals quickest in newborns. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Their choice: Most young males will not be able to stay focused on things they need to do, or even fall asleep, if they do not keep the pressure down by whatever means. Both sexes get acquainted with their bodies in preparation for adult life. Think about being in a wholesome relationship rather than internet trash. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Well, it depends on the age of the child and whether they were close to the grandparent. If they didn't really know them, or are very young (too young to really understand) then no. However, children are oddly very accepting of life rituals, and they help the child come to grips with major life changes and move on. Be ready for a lot of questions though, and be honest. ...Read more
Opposite is true: Male circumcision is a legitimate surgical procedure for removal of foreskin. Female circumcision is genital mutilation, includes amputation of clitoris ; banned in all civilized countries. Thus male circumcision is ok for religious, medical or even hygienic indications. Female circumcision is a crime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I consider it so: Many years ago we did not use a local for fear it would somehow injure the nerves and prevent normal function later.We got over it, and now i only do it without by special request.(last time it was a doctors kid after we started using locals, ? Odd but true). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Justified ??: Sounds like a skeptic ignoring the epidemics and losses we suffered to get here. Ben Franklin lost a son to Smallpox & recorded his regret in not vaccinating him due to his own skepticism. As long as there is international air travel & pockets of these diseases around the world,our kids deserve the best protection from them we can develop. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
!4 year old--Minor: Legally, a 14 year old need not be asked permission for vaccination. Of course, information, explanation and warning should be given to them. The parent can make this decision. Emancipated minors' definition in US may be different in Canada. Not familiar with that. Please check with your doctor. ...Read more
16 yr old boy having 6 week stint of pedophile sexual fantasies causing him distress but minimal groinal response He likes girls his age, Is this POCD?
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Should american hospital workers refuse to discuss female circumcision with the parents of newborns?
Tell all it's ilegal: American hospital workers should tell all that performing a female circumcision in the usa, as well as all civilized countries that it is a criminal offence. It involves amputating the clitoris and thus removing any pleasant sexual sensation later in life. Perpetrators need to be be reported to the police and sent to prison.Any physician perpetrator faces automatic loss of medical license for life. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: Though you will be aware of the scar from the time you take the bandages off. The penis will look different and unfamiliar. It may not look like the 'penis' you imagined. The scar can be visible for 12-18 months. At the end of the day the scar is unlikely to be an issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Simple surgery: The infant is placed on a restraint that holds the arms & legs.The penis is exposed & injected with a local anesthetic.Antiseptic is applied to the penis.A sterile drape is placed. Using clamps & scissors, the foreskin in opened on top & pealed back exposing the glans.A clamp is placed to protect the glans & provide a safe point to cut back the foreskin.Foreskin is removed & the procedure completed. ...Read more