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What Religions Require Male Circ
There can be medical: Benefits derived from male circumcision. However, there are no health benefits from female genital mutilation. It can be done w or w/out anesthesia it may involve removal of the clitoral hood, clitoris, inner labia & / or out labia with objects such as a razor, scissors, broken glass or knives. It can lead to severe chronic pain, problems with childbirth, hemorrhage, infections & death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is never a : Medical indication for female genital mutilation. And although some physicians would argue against this, there are at least some times when a male circumcision is medically indicated. Male circumcisions are generally not associated with horrific outcomes. Female genital mutilation is - and has been banned in many countries (at least until age 18 years old). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No way: Male circumcision is requirement by some religions & female so called 'circumcisions' by NO religions. Prevents phimosis in men, also reduces risk of UTIs in baby boys, easier to keep clean reduces & risk of STDs. In females is pure & simple mutilation as clitoris is amputated to prevent any future erotic sensation from sex or masturbation. Also severe risk of serious infection & hemorrhage. ? = ? ...Read more
No we don't agree: Penile amputation would be mutilation or where part of glans penis or too much shaft skin is accidentally removed. Circumcision is unnecessary provided foreskin retracts easily, but this can not be evaluated in babies or boys up to a certain age. Has certain advantages such as reducing rate of UTIs in 1st-year-of-life, easier to clean & reducing risk of future HIV or the rare penile cancer. ...Read more
USA: Land of choice: Because circumcision is required by numerous religions many believe circumcision improves quality of life. Many believe it is more hygienic. Many require circumcision for medical reasons (phimosis, paraphymosis, recurrent balanitis, etc), prevents the rare penile cancer, reduces risk of urinary infections in first year of life and the usa is a free country. Female circumcision is mutilation! ...Read more
Female circumcision: Is mutilation because clitoris ; inner labia are removed. Girls or women can die from blood loss. Female circumcision is also frequently accompanied by sewing labia together to prevent sexual penetration until vagina is opened for marriage. There is no medical benefit for women.Sexual pleasure is denied them. Male circumcision involves only removal of foreskin ; has some potential medical benefits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
? Insurance, ? cash: Most insurances will pay for a "hypospadias repair". Removal of hooded prepuce, which is the most minor form of hypospadias repair, more so if any straightening of penis is involved will be covered. This will certainly be covered by obama's affordable health care which will cover pre-existing conditions. Otherwise enquire by phone, prices vary from practice to practice ; region to region. ...Read more
Possibly: Because it is not standard for male circumcision to have horrific outcomes or to lead to death. Whereas female genital mutilation (that is what it really is) often leads to awful results such as severe chronic pain, hemorrhage, urinary retention, urinary tract infections, keloid scars, strictures, fistula, incontinence, infertility, painful intercourse, painful periods, neuroma, recurrent >>. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Religious reasons: Circumcision is part of being a muslim, jew, or some other religion. Circumcision is also a right of passage from chid to manhood with many african tribes. It is also ok if father or brothers are circumcised and johnny doesn't or might not want to look different to them. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Female circumcision: Is mutilation because clitoris ; inner labia are removed. Girls or women can die from blood loss. Female circumcision is also frequently accompanied by sewing labia together to prevent sexual penetration until vagina is opened for marriage. There is no medical benefit for women.Sexual pleasure is denied them. Male circumcision involves only removal of foreskin ; has some potential medical benefits. ...Read more
Two very different: Procedures. Female genital mutilation effects 140 million females done w or w/out anesthesia it may involve removal of the clitoral hood, clitoris, inner labia ; / or out labia with objects such as a razor, scissors, broken glass or knives. It can lead to severe chronic pain, problems with childbirth, hemorrhage, infections ; death. Infibulation is when the female's genitalia are sewn closed –. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
See below: Only countries where the theocracy (priesthood) are in charge. Here it would be mandated by the religious heads of the country. For a scientific based country the practice does not have enough evidence to mandate it. ...Read more
What hormones are needed to produce breast enlargement in males? Trans-gendered male wanting femine breasts; am type 1 diabetic; other wise healthy.
A : A doctor called an endocrinologist (hormone specialist) will be able to help you with this issue. The hormone estrogen is used for this purpose. Estrogen is given to the patient desiring female breasts to bring their level of estrogen to that of a woman. Please know that this treatment can cause serious health problems, such as tumors, heart attacks and blood clots, therefore an experienced doctor needs to be the one supervising this treatment. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
FGM is criminal: It is genital butchery. Clitoris is amputated & often labia or vagina partially closed together to prevent penetration. It is illegal in all civilized countries and perpetrators face jail in the USA. Occasional surgeon performs procedure to remove tiny hood of clitoral skin which partially covers glans clitoris. Purpose is to increase clitoral sensation during sex. In males only foreskin removed. ...Read more
How serious and what exactly are the risks of penile surgical augmentation? I'm a 39 year old guy
Hello. : Hello. Surgery is sometimes done for micropenis (ie. To assist with urination). Having examined a couple of men with micropenis - the penis was very tiny. Buyer beware. If you were to hear of a person who does surgery to enlarge a normal male penis - anticipate the possibility of scarring, loss of sexual function (permanently) and deep regret. ...Read more
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