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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A South Dakota prison inmate is suing the hospital where he was circumcised as a newborn, saying he only recently became aware that he'd undergone the procedure and that it robbed him of his sexual prowess. Dean Cochrun, 28, is asking for $1,000 in compensatory and punitive damages. He also asks in the lawsuit that his foreskin be restored "in the hopes I could feel whole again," though he acknowledged that he didn't expect such a restoration to be anything more than aesthetic.
Cochrun claims that an "unknown doctor" at the then-named Sioux Valley Hospital misled his mother to believe that the procedure was medically necessary.
"I was recently made aware of the fact that I had been (circumcised) and that ... I was robbed of sensitivity during sexual intercourse as well as the sense of security and well-being I am entitled to in my person," he argued in the lawsuit, adding that neither he nor his partners would "have that sensitivity during sexual intercourse and have a normal sex life."
Originally posted by BiggerPicture
well it is true that it robs us of some 50 million nerve endinngs
however, to grieve as an adult over a "stolen" sexuality yet u are in prison - is a weak argument unless u indeed intended to experience all that sexual foreskin stimulation in all-male prison, yeah.
it does seem it has become an adult men's lib outcry instead of a movement to ban doctor-recommended circumcisions. nowadays parents still ask the doctor for their opinion whether to or not, and in many of our cases the doctor said yes when we would have said no.
it really should be something voluntairy like when you turn 18 you can decide, but not ur parents other than where both are the same religion (all jews and most muslims excent one tribe/sect).
christianity used to require circumcision but realized if they waive that requirement, more uncut men would convert - and they did.
Officials from the pediatrics academy said its new policy would be issued by early 2011; a task force that studied the topic has completed its report, which is being reviewed by several other committees, said Dr. Michael Brady, chairman of pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, who served on the task force. The academy is likely to adopt a more encouraging stance than its current neutral position and to state that the procedure has health benefits beyond H.I.V. prevention, Dr. Brady said.