I met a lovely Mum in the NICU when my child stayed there after birth. She had no prob telling me bub was to be circ'd because his dad was circ'd. I called her a few weeks after hosp discharge to see how they were going. The poor bub (he was 38w gest age) had caught a terrible staph infection from his circ in a med environment, and I could hear him over the phone screaming in the background. He was on powerful anti-bio's, and mercifully, it cleared up ok. It caused him a month of agony, though, poor little guy. Hopefully this only happens to a minority of newborns who are circ'd, but it is a possibility. I wonder what the figures are ~ how many circ'd newborns get an infection from the procedure?
I tend to think not only is it a case of 'being like daddy,' it's a powerplay thing (I think it's right, therefore I'll do it to you before you have the ability to choose), a little like spanking. Totally IMO. Surely if the health benefits outweigh the risks, a man/boy can remain intact to choose it later for himself.
What is the % difference in benefits of having the procedure done as a newborn versus as an adult?
Also how it could prevent HIV...? Is it not transmitted through semen as well as blood...?
Last edited by BaronessM; 29-08-2012 at 23:51.
Cheers. I'll have a read, only because I cannot understand how this could be possible.
And prevention of transmission of HIV?
Last edited by BaronessM; 30-08-2012 at 00:02. Reason: HIV ref
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