But as @harvs mentioned, you can get some pretty crap doctors so a second opinion from *another doctor* can be useful.
I don't think anyone here has suggested doctors be ignored - simply that doctors are people too and may be influenced in some way by their practice experience and their cultural world view.
There are doctors that perform FGM for crying out loud. How that aligns with the Hippocratic oath is beyond me. And male circumcision is one of those things with a long cultural and religious history that quite frankly I think flies a bit more under the radar than it should.
Just like women are sometimes encouraged to go straight to a Caesarian rather than continue trying for a natural birth is linked to a medicalised understanding of birth, I think it's conceivable that a doctor could have a particular bias with regard to circumcision.
Obviously, obviously I don't know anything about this particular doctor or this particular penis - we are simply having an interesting discussion in the abstract by now are we not?
I'd be the last person to encourage someone to seek non-medical or untrained advice in fact it's something I say every other post on Bubhub.
Am I pregnant? Ask your doctor. Am I in labour? Ask your midwife. Am I having a miscarriage, go to the hospital. Can I breastfeed? Get advice from the ABA. Should I vaccinate? **** yes and if you're unsure, talk to your doctor.
But if your doctor is no good, and in particular for mental health issues, if your counsellor is no good for you - find another one and compare.
And there I was saying it's more fun arguing on Bubhub.