posted on Aug, 27 2012 @ 12:28 PM
ision benefits outweigh risks, but parents should choose, pediatricians say
Circumcision lowers the risk of a range of diseases, from AIDS to herpes, and doesn’t hurt sexual performance or pleasure in adulthood, the
American Academy of Pediatrics said. While the Academy doesn’t go so far as to recommend circumcision as routine, it’s the group’s strongest
endorsement yet of the sometimes controversial procedure.
Just found out my wife is pregnant. All of a sudden circumcision is a big deal for me. Never gave it much thought before. I'm cut, just like every
other guy in my family. But not for religious reasons. Just a cultural thing I guess.
No big deal for me, but now I have to make the decision for someone else!
I don't think I want to have it done to my child.
A: It's a weird practice when you really think about it
B: I have no covenant with god and I don't think he wants my son's foreskin.
C: What if the doc slips up or some kind of complication arises?!
D: I don't live in a third world country. We have access to soap and and condoms here.
But the CDC keeps saying how circumcision dramatically lowers the risk for STD's and other health problems. Ok, I get it. I understand how that
But don't condoms, basic personal hygiene, and general safe sex practices work too?? The way some of the news articles talk about it makes it seem
like circumcision is the only way to prevent the spread of AIDS.
Am I missing something here? Can't you be uncircumcised and just use a freaking condom like everyone else?