Date: August 15, 2019 01:08PM
"It’s funny to read comments on here about circumcision at birth being unnecessary. We always groan when we see circumcisions posted on the schedule. “This is so unnecessary.” Unnecessary because it could have been done at birth and avoided the emotional trauma, healthcare costs, and risks years later. LOL"
I find it sad (not funny at all) to read comments like this on here, especially from persons claiming to be part of the medical community. Being born male with an intact penis is not a birth defect.
Except for extreme cases, circumcision is not medically necessary. In those cases, I agree that it should happen, but routinely cutting off the end of a baby's penis is a human rights violation IMO.
To act like there are no complications from this surgery is uninformed.
Risks during surgery include damage to the urethra, partial or complete loss of the glans or penis, urinary retention, hematoma. Delayed risks include meatal stenosis, adhesions and skin bridges, phimosis, buried or trapped penis, need for repeat surgery,bleeding, infection, pain, death.https://www.doctorsopposingcircumcision.org/for-professionals/complications/
Keep in mind, the foreskin is physically attached to the glans much like the fingernail. A probe is shoved in between to rip it apart. It is very painful and anesthetics do not eliminate the pain. And, babies do feel pain like adults if not moreso. It makes much more sense to do the surgery when older so the boy or man can be sedated.http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2015-04-21-babies-feel-pain-adults
At least one study shows circumcision permanently alters the brain in regions associated with reasoning, perception and emotions.http://tapnewswire.com/2015/10/circumcision-trauma-slaters-brain-permanently-researchers-threatened/
Having had to have surgery as an adult to repair damage caused by this unnecessary surgery, I am opposed to subjecting innocent boys to this torture for no reason. And to laugh about it is just sad.