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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

You Won't Be Needing *This*....

There's a discussion (dick-scussion?) going on over at Rebecca's blog about the merits, or lack thereof, of circumcision. Now, I have written about this before and my position is quite clear, but the writer, Stacey, and some of the commenters are in favor of it. Go check it out, it's an interesting chat.

6 Barbaric Yawps:

At 6/3/07 4:00 pm, Blogger ynot said...

I would think the biggest argument against circumcision is that it is never (?) elective surgery for an adult for other than religious reasons.

Someone please correct me if this is not the case.

 
At 6/3/07 5:44 pm, Anonymous JohnnyPotamus said...

I was proud to see one poster say "I agree with JohnnyPotamus and BigHeathenMike." An honor to be in such good company.

 
At 6/3/07 11:07 pm, Anonymous Cynthia said...

ynot, Sometimes it is elective surgery for men who get chronic infections. It happens, but it is a rare occurrence.

 
At 7/3/07 7:21 am, Blogger Louie said...

The potential evolutionary reasons for circumcision are certainly interesting...

 
At 7/3/07 10:01 pm, Blogger Sara said...

I thought a lot about this when we found out we were having a boy. At the time, the main arguments in favor seemed to center around cultural, aesthetic, and traditional considerations -- NOT compelling evidence of a clear medical benefit to the child. That's why we didn't do it to our son. If he decides he wants to be circumcised when he's older (and old enough to understand it), fine -- but it'll be his decision, not mine. It's his body, after all.

On a more selfish note, as a new mom with an icky umbilical stump to care for, the last thing I needed was *another* bloody stump to wash and keep from getting infected. Yuck. (And that poor kid! Just being born is trauma enough, without adding a sore weener into the mix.)

 
At 7/3/07 10:05 pm, Blogger BigHeathenMike said...

I don't think anyone should add a sore wiener to anyone's day without extremely valid reasoning to fall back on.

 

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