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Just wondering if anyone could fill me in on why they chose to go against doctor's advice and have their baby boy circumcised anyway? Or did your doctor not advise against circumcision at all?
Just trying to get some understanding. :) TIA
we never got asked about it...never once mentioned
we never got asked about it...never once mentioned How did you go about organising it?
Why would a doctor advise against circumcision?
I have never actually heard of this before?
I'm assuming that the first point of call for a parent wanting to circumcise their newborn, would be their GP. The Royal Australasian College of Physicians advises against circumcising without genuine medical need so I assume an up-to-date doctor would be following their advice and passing it on to parents inquiring about circumcision. I could be assuming too much, so I am genuinely interested in responses from ppl who have had their son/s circumcised in recent years.
To be precise, according to the RACP
http://www.racp.edu.au/index.cfm?objectid=A4268489-2A57-5487-DEF14F15791C4F22 In all cases where parents request a circumcision for their child the medical attendant is obliged to provide accurate information on the risks and benefits of the procedure. Up-to-date, unbiased written material summarising the evidence should be widely available to parents.
Review of the literature in relation to risks and benefits shows there is no evidence of benefit outweighing harm for circumcision as a routine procedure in the neonate. So I would have thought that any doctor would be required to point out the bolded part. I'm very interested to know if everyone receives that advice and if you did, what made you decide to circ anyway.
To whoever moved this to the discuss-it section, I think it belongs in pro-circ.
I don't think pro-circ'ers feel comfortable discussing circ in the discuss-it section. The pro-circ section is somewhere where they are free from debate, and it was their experience I was after.
Just wondering if anyone could fill me in on why they chose to go against doctor's advice and have their baby boy circumcised anyway? Or did your doctor not advise against circumcision at all?A doctor didn't advise me against it. I went through the public health system, and no-one mentioned circumcision at all. They love talking about breastfeeding and cloth vs disposal nappies though.
After enquiring (at the hospital), they said that they don't do it, and I should find a doctor that will if I want it done.
So I did some research, and found a doctor.
They provided me pamphlets and info on the pros and cons when I was there, and I confirmed my decision to have it done.
So I would have thought that any doctor would be required to point out the bolded part. I'm very interested to know if everyone receives that advice and if you did, what made you decide to circ anyway.The information I was given was very specific to the type of circumcision being conducted - the plastibell. Alot of the risks that the RACP state are very generalised and are not relevant to all methods.
The risks were explained in detail, but WE still went through with it because the risk was so low compared to the overall benefit.
Hope that answers your question.
For DS1 he missed the cut-off for baby so had to wait to see a paed. She made us explain all our reasons for wanting it done and went through side effects and treatment etc.
DS2 I just asked my GP for a referral to a certain Dr. She asked why, I told her, she said he's a lovely man, will do a good job and wrote the referral. Once we got to the appt, the Ob explained the procedure (different to DS1) and asked if we were comfortable with it.
I guess if you go in with a definite result in mind, they're comfortable that you've done your own research etc. If you were not sure, I'd assume they'd go through more thoroughly the pros and cons.
Got this question backward but i thought i would write anyway and see what people think.....my son's pediatrician, and nephrologist want him to have a circumcision, I DONT.
They say it will help with preventing urinary tract infections, they are probably right....they are doctors, but thats what they say about the huge doses of antibotics he is on, which needless to say make him have loose poos most of the time. Which in turn damage his deteriorating kidney more.
He is wiped and then bathed when he does a big motion, so its not a hygiene thing, in fact another pediatrician at Westmead said, its nothing to do with hygiene its how his kidney system is not effective in getting rid of bacteria.????
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