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If we surgically amputate the eyelids or fingernails, we will face the repercussions of making an organ that was designed to be internal, external. In order to survive this damage, the organ must adapt. To do so, a variety of features will change (both immediately, and progressively over the years): pH will be altered, temperature will no longer remain stable in that organ, moisture and lubrication levels will not be maintained, leading to dryness and potential chapping, antibodies and healthy microflora that previously served to protect will cease to exist, and callusing (the build-up of multiple hardened layers of skin) will take place. Our body may attempt to heal itself by forming skin bridges or re-adhesions over the amputation site. Our eyeballs and fingertips would become thick, dry, discolored, and no longer function in the manner they were designed to.
Many societies have seen genital mutilation as a way to try to control sexuality. Female circumcision in Africa is still used to decrease women's desire today [and was used in the United States until the 1960s as well], while the U.S. started circumcision among men in an effort to curb men's desire to masturbate.
Back in the 12th century, Moses Maimonides, a rabbi, said circumcision could control men's desires for sex. He also said women were less likely to leave an intact man once they had had sex with him, which is consistent with what these 2oth century researchers found.
This is a ridiculous analogy.
Braces are placed by a medical professional to correct a diagnosed pathology.
No medical professional will give you braces if you do not have a medical diagnosis that requires them.
According to the National Institutes of Health, most misaligned bites (technically known as malocclusions) are so minor that they do not require treatment. Yet, currently, nearly 4 million children under the age of 18 in the U.S. and Canada are wearing some kind of braces. Their parents are paying anywhere from $3,000 for a basic set to upwards of $10,000 for newer "invisible" braces.
How many of those sets of braces are truly necessary? No one's really sure. But Timothy Wheeler, DMD, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Florida, is trying to find out. He's in the midst of long-term research, funded by the National Institutes of Health, on the timing of orthodontic intervention.
Wheeler says that the most common malocclusion -- affecting perhaps as many as 90 percent of children -- is overcrowding, usually of the bottom teeth. "Mild crowding doesn't have to be addressed at all," he says. And more severe crowding may improve on its own when your child's jaw grows to its full adult size. Even if it doesn't improve, there's generally no harm in waiting until the late teens or early 20s to begin treatment.
And crooked teeth are very often far more than simple cosmetic issue. Improper occlusion can lead to all kinds of dental problems down the road. It is also required to have them while the child is growing up, so there is a reason to give them to children. There is no reason circumcision cannot wait until adulthood.
Unless having a foreskin is recongnised as a pathological condition, it cannot be compared to having crooked teeth in any way.