My wife and I are expecting our first son in a couple of months, and I was wondering if anyone had any pertinent advice/experience regarding circumcising a newborn.I grew up in the States and am…Continue
"As I learned in the last 10 months bringing a child into the world is essentially an extended exercise in evaluating risks and making decisions you think will do them the most good. I went back and forth on this for awhile, but then a few months ago…"
"It has been pointed out that females would avoid many "problems" if they had their labia removed soon after birth, but no one would do that because it would be considered barbaric.
Unfortunately, male circumcision has a history in…"
"1) No, but then, my genetics don't need enhancements.
2) Every day apparently.
3) The line of work I'm in, and my leisure time activities, precludes me from thinking anything that happens in a doctors office is…"
"Will is correct. Mine was a rebuttal, not a positive argument.
For #3, absolutely Yes. It's very hard to explain to a non-Semite what it feels like to be culturally or ethnically Jewish. I can give examples of concerns and offenses that…"
"To those who say a circumcised penis is more aesthetically pleasing, do you also bleach your childrens hair and make them wear blue contact lenses because that looks more attractive too?
To those who say they do it to their sons "to look…"
"Thank you Michael! My sentiments exactly! It is barbaric, antiquated and perverse to wilfully sexually mutilate a child. (as it is seen at least by us here in Europe.)
I can understand that there are religious aspects and they have their…"
"Not been online for a while but I am going to answer a few points here:
We have to invent the female equivalent out of words. Let's lay out the important characteristics:
1. Millennia-old practice - Yup, can't argue with that,…"
Cutting off a body part just so that it does not have to be washed is barbaric, and that is the most flattering adjective I can offer.
Appearance is a non issue. If it is, your son is a flasher. Or has really, really,…"
"Rebecca wins the thread, for reasons of proportion. (Except on the infant pain thing, I'd say; infants can't console themselves that it'll soon be over or it's worth it or anything; they just feel.) But the female…"
"We have to invent the female equivalent out of words. Let's lay out the important characteristics:
1. Millennia-old practice
2. Deep religious significance
3. Deep ethnic/cultural significance
4. Possibly puts patient at reduced risk of…"
"Well a lot of people are looking to start families. While a family can be created by a man of any age, you really need a woman under 30. It is normally possible to create a small one for a few years after this, but fertility is in absolute free fall…"