"The AAP fully realizes that if they take a position regarding routine infant male circumcision that truly parallels their stated mission of protecting the well-being of children, they would risk alienating many of their dues paying members, increase malpractice liability exposure for a large portion of their membership, and thereby threaten the very future of the AAP's existence. "
The number of men using testosterone therapy is one the rise. It seems like a treatment that is making money for drug companies and putting these men at risk for heart attacks and other serious side effects. Too bad they did not seem to learn from the lessons menopause hormone therapy for women taught us.
Extreme trauma from male circumcision causes damage to areas of brain. The brains of circumcised boys be analyzed both before and after the procedure using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and/or Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanning to look for changes.
THE CIRCUMCISION DECISION......... "and circumcision crossed my mind. At the time, I did not think there was even a choice about circumcision. Every male I knew- my husband, dad, brothers, friends – were all circumcised. The thought of a penis with a foreskin wasn’t appealing to me (even though I never saw one in real life), and I had always heard of women saying it was “dirty” or “gross”. I also advocated the benefits of circumcision (even though I never truly looked at the research articles.)"
Said a nurse to a new mother today, "He's not hurting at all. They just used a little plastic piece and he barely whimpered through the whole thing." Please beware of the Plastibell Lie commonly told to parents to avoid raising stress levels of postpartum mothers and getting into a mess of trouble with hospital protocol. #Circumcision #Plastibell #Intact
▶ The Truth About Circumcision - YouTube, this is tough to watch - but be informed before you make any irreversible decisions for your children.