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Originally posted by Maxmars
The condition he seems to be addressing is called Congenital adrenal hyperplasia. And if the condition is as bad as the picture accompanying this Wikipedia article, I can understand its necessity.
The issue was a way to surgically correct the condition without rendering the sufferer insensitive to stimulation, thereby avoiding circumcising them. The idea was to save the nerve endings while removing the excess tissue.
I don't know how prevalent this mutation is. I would assume this doctor is some kind of specialist in his field. This is sad. But I am inclined to think this may not be as horrific as those who infer pedophilia from the description seem to be inclined to believe.
I suppose each will have to draw their own conclusions.
Edit to add: This condition is real, and it manifests itself in unfortunate ways for those who are untreated. It is related to genetics and blood-chemistry, and genital ambiguity is one of the lesser afflictions that accompany it. If your child had deformed genitalia, it would be up to you to trust a doctor to do something about it. Apparently these people, who attend the child during the procedure, are confident that it is not a degenerate person playing with their child's genitalia. I think some of us need to get our minds out of the gutter...
[edit on 17-6-2010 by Maxmars]
Originally posted by dottt
first post, but I had to reply. genital ambiguity in a newborn or small child is devastating to parents. the child is not able to choose, and society expects girls to look one way and boys another at least they are trying to preserve functional sensation as opposed to mutilation. read the absteact before you judge
Originally posted by dottt
th point of my post was to read the article before judgement is made. I do not know which choice i would make, but thankfully I don't have to. The hardest in life is not to judge another's behavior because you don't understand or agree with it. I fail at this frequently. The thread for this was very sensationalized so I felt a need to respond.
Originally posted by Aresh Troxit
Next thing you know, he'll be removing boys penises because the size could be dangerous for the boys health...
Originally posted by Crossfate
I think I'll sum up my feelings in 2 words..... *snip*
Now that that is out I think I'll go have a smoke and try to not think about what a sick world we live in...
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[edit on 6/17/2010 by JacKatMtn]
Originally posted by thedeadtruth
You do understand that this condition can be so bad, that it looks like an actual penis ? It is the condition most "hermaphrodites" have. It gives the perception you are both sexes.
Having said that, with modern day sex operation methods, it can now be fixed later on in life. It used to be too dangerous when an adult. Just like circumcision.
The vibrator thing....
Only logical way of testing sensitivity without "rubbing" . Maybe warm or cold water could also give an indication and not be invasive.
If this was done for "cultural reasons" someone should go to jail.
Originally posted by The Theorist
All this fuss about female circumcision and yet not a whisper of male circumcision.
I believe any cutting on a child's genitals should be considered child abuse. Both male & female circumcision should be OUTLAWED.
What this 'Doctor' is doing is wrong, and dare I say it ... child molestation. Sexually stimulating a young girls clitoris and asking what she feels? This is a very gray area.
Medically speaking, I can understand the reasoning behind it. I still find myself having issues with this whole thing.
Disclosure: I was circumcised. 'Religious' reasons, according to my parents.
Originally posted by LightWonder
reply to post by Maxmars
Maxmars has the correct response here.
I cant see how if the parents are accompanying the doctor and hes walking everyone in the room through the procedurce its pedophilia. Someone has to do these types of jobs and indeed he is in a sort of specialist field. This is only to benefit the patient for later on in life.