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How To Bring Up Circumcision With My Parents
Communicate: The question is a puzzle. ?Why was it done or not done? Do you think you want it if it wasn't done? A circ is a simple procedure for newborns but a bit complicated after a month of age. It requires complicated anesthesia, pain management & followup.Do you want it because you are different than your friends?Want it for potential medical reasons?Sort out the issues & be straight with the folks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends upon surgeon: Some dr.S feel comfortable for parents to be present, others don't. Also depends upon hospital or medical office policy. I personally always ask if parents wish to be present. However we make sure that parents are up to it, and tell them to either be prepared to sit down if or remain seted if they feel "queezy". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on setting: When I do an office circumcision on a young infant boy, i give the parents the option of being in the procedure room -- some want to, others don't. When we do a circumcision on an older boy in the operating room, we don't allow the parents in there. You should ask this question of your pediatrician or obstetrician or whoever would be the usual physician to circumcise your son. ...Read more
Docs can you explain, is it wrong for me to not want any relationship with my parent because of circumcision?
It's sad: It's sad that you don't want to have a relationship with your parents. It's not right or wrong. But ask yourself why you are making this choice. Your parents had you circumcised for spiritual, cultural, or medical reasons, not to harm you. Try to understand why they made the decision from their point of view. And ask what you will gain by giving up a relationship with them. Is there another way? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 2 more doctor answers
Unlikely: Parents made a very valid decision. Both to circumcise or not to circumcise are perfectly correct decisions. Your forskin will most likely remain loose unless it is somewhat tight to retraction. Tightm\ness or phimosis can increase with time if it is already tight or you develop balanitis (inflammation of glans penis), develop diabetes or some vascular diseases. "don't fix if not broken!". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
World War 2: General mcarthur required all troops headed for asia to be circumcised because of foreskin related problems in the tropics, jungles etc., when men could not wash, were wading rivers etc. Nationwide campaign was instituted promoting all the benefits of circumcised penises being cleaner, healthier and avoidance of infection, cancer, stds etc.. Then circ'd fathers wanted same for their sons and so on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some ...: Legal age for complete independence may vary among different States although age 18 has been considered to be the right physiological and legal age marching into adulthood. So, check out what is the legal age in your State. But, for the sake of family harmony, it's nothing wrong to talk with your parents even after 18. Best wish ... ...Read more
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