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Uploaded on May 17, 2011
For Dr Sear's article, Deciding Whether to Circumcise, visit my site link.
This is why this talk show is such a pioneering effort: Imagine being an expectant parent in early 1990s America who wanted to learn more about infant circumcision. If you asked your friends, got out parenting books from the library, talked to nurses or doctors, or went to practically any other readily available source, they all would have likely given similar reasons -- that infant circumcision is healthier, easier to clean, better looking, prevents potential future problems, prevents your son from being made fun of for his "turtleneck" penis in the locker room, and makes sure that when son and father or brothers compare penises that your son won't feel bad for looking different. There was practically no alternative source for learning the reasons why most of the world, including places that are by no means backwards medically like Europe, do not circumcise babies. In fact, the US, is the only country in the world to circumcise the majority of its newborns for non-religious reasons, but a parent in the 80s would have a hard time learning that. Today with the internet, it is easy for any determined parent to learn the reality of routine partial genital amputations done to babies.