Circumcision is the cutting off of or amputation of the fold of skin that normally covers the glands of the penis. This double layer of skin is called the prepuce or foreskin. Why God created the male foreskin?
Protection During infancy the foreskin is attached or stuck to the penile gland and protects it from urine, feces and abrasion from diapers. As a male child grows the foreskin gradually detaches from the glands of the penis and has the ability to slide back and forth. Throughout life the foreskin helps keep the glands of the penis soft, moist and safe from injury.
Sexual sensory pleasure The male foreskin has numerous nerve endings that enhance sexual pleasures. A circumcised male has a dryer, more callous and slightly desensitized penis due to constant exposure and chafing from underwear and detergents used in washing underwear.
In the mid 1800s doctors in English-speaking countries decided to circumcise male newborns to prevent "male masturbation" which they felt caused many diseases including epilepsy, tuberculosis and insanity. We now know their reasons were ridiculous! As of August 27th 2012, recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) state the benefits of male newborn circumcision include reducing the risks of HIV infection, HPV virus, urinary tract infection and penile cancer.
The AAP also says that the benefits of circumcision are not weighty enough to broadly recommend circumcision for all male infants. Instead their statement is as follows, "parents ultimately should decide whether circumcision is in the best interests of their male child," the AAP says. "They will need to weigh medical information in the context of their own religious, ethical, and cultural beliefs and practices."
Nearly 80 percent of all U.S. male newborns born in the 1970s and 1980s were circumcised, because the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) encouraged male circumcision at the time, frequently discussing benefits over risks. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the number of male newborn circumcisions declined to 62.5 percent in 1999, and 54.7 percent in 2010 because many insurance companies are not offering reimbursement for the procedure.
In recent years, Medicaid policies in 18 states have stopped covering routine infant circumcision. Health Benefits for Male Newborn Circumcision: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states the benefits of male newborn circumcision include reducing the risks of HIV infection, HPV virus, urinary tract infection and penile cancer. There is a longstanding notion that male newborn circumcision prevents urinary tract infections in boys age 2 or younger.
But when you look into the statistics, we would have to circumcise 100 boys to prevent one case of urinary tract infection. A little antibiotic treatment is a lot less traumatic than the amputation of the foreskin. Health Risks Male Newborn Circumcision: Excessive bleeding. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states acute complications of circumcision, including infection and bleeding are rare and occur in about 1 in every 500 circumcisions. BUT 1 in 500 is still unacceptable if it is your baby.
Those of us who work with newborn males and grown men who were circumcised sometimes see the following medical conditions that were cause by male newborn circumcisions:
• Excessive scarring
• Skin tags
• Tearing and bleeding of the scar
• Curvature of the penis
• Tight painful erections
• Difficulty ejaculating Impotency
• Feeling of having been violated
• Feelings of having been mutilated
I am very pleased that more and more parents including Jewish and Muslim parents are questioning the wisdom of subjecting their male newborn to the trauma or possible long-term side effects of male circumcision. Hopefully this article has been informative and maybe make you think twice before you circumcise you little one. Balance you energy during or after birth so you have more energy for yourself and your little one. Learn How
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