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Question About Circumcision for Kids in the Philippines

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quit_yume

My older boy here in the USA is not circumcised and he has thanked me for not having that done to him.   But now i have a Phil-Am kid (7 months) and my asawa is nagging me about getting that done.   There is a 50/50 chance that i will retire in Phils one day and she says that if he is in school there that other kids will pick on him.   My attitude is 'f them' he can just kick their asses if they tease him.  But maybe i am being hard-headed?   

 

Thoughts?

 

-quito

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Tullioz

 

'f them' he can just kick their asses if they tease him.

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Skywalker

Why anyone would want to disfigure a beautiful, natural baby is beyond me.

 

It's a disgraceful practice, attacking a child who gets no say in this vicious assault. Wait until the kid can decide for himself if he wants to have his manhood altered because of some old fashioned and outdated 'culture'.

 

Nobody in their right mind would support Female Genital Mutilation, and yet for some reason, Male Genital Mutilation, also known as circumcision, is not condemned.

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quit_yume

 

 

Why anyone would want to disfigure a beautiful, natural baby is beyond me.

 

My point exactly,  it's a completely non necessary surgery

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Skywalker

Unnecessary and, frankly, barbaric. It is a physical assault on a defenceless, perfectly formed child, with a weapon.

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lamoe

My only input will be that having to undergo an emergency surgery circumcision as an adult - torn Frenulum - can be extremely painful and potentially life threatening.

 

https://www.thebump.com/a/circumcised-vs-uncircumcised-new-studies-add-to-the-debate

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topcat72m

Having also done as an adult it really makes no difference. Do it or don't. I will say my partner prefers it now which does have its benefits.

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AB2000

My two boys went and had it done when they were ~11-12 (when they lived in the philippines). It was their decision.

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thebob

 

 

My two boys went and had it done when they were ~11-12 (when they lived in the philippines). It was their decision.

 

They are too young to make a decision like that. Especially with all the peer pressure they will have received.

 

It is unnecessary mutilation. The people who performed it should be charged with child abuse.

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toshi

our doctor told my wife ; it's better because kids will peer pressure him''

 

i told my wife , no flucky way, what a bulshit argument that is.!!

 

 

 

I agree with all Skywalker says!!

 

for the Poster, Tell your wife, NO WAY!, in this case YOU should show who's boss!!

my wife is very open minded, and she understand,

 

and you might have to try reasonable arguments and kiddy style explanation to convince her.. 

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HTM

 

Surgeons against Routine Circumcision

 

Manifesto

After reviewing and analyzing the pros and cons of circumcision in males in the Philippines and after knowing the 2002 stand of the Philippine College of Surgeons, three prominent Filipino pediatric urologists on circumcision, 2003 stand of the Philippine Society of General Surgeons, and Philippine Society of Pediatric Surgeons  (see http://xtulepinoy.tripod.com),

We, the surgeons in the Philippines, hereby resolve to DISCOURAGE routine circumcision in the Philippines by

  1. Informing the public (inclusive of parents and prospective male newborn and adolescent patients) that
    • there are no medical benefits with routine circumcision;
    • circumcision should be done only when medically indicated such as in phimosis (restrictive foreskin) with recurrent urinary tract infection;
    • circumcision should NOT be done just because of fear of being teased as “supot”;
    • circumcision at birth should NOT be done routinely not only because of the abovementioned reasons but also because it is unnecessarily painful; and
    • there is no such thing as “painless circumcision”.

 

  1. NOT promoting “Operation Tule”.
Signatories Signatories Name Signature Affiliation/Date Reynaldo O. Joson, MD Signed Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center (OMMC); Manila Doctors Hospital (MDH); Philippine General Hospital (PGH) Adrian Anthony C. Yu, MD Signed Metropolitan Hospital Edgardo Penserga, MD Signed Victor Potenciano Medical Center Roehl C. Salvador, MD Signed MDH; Our Lady of Peace Hospital Anthony T. Ang, MD Signed MDH; Our Lady of Peace Hospital; St. Claire Hospital Alex L. Cerrillo, MD Signed Zamboanga City Medical Center; Brent Hospital; Zamboanga Doctors Hospital; ZAEC Community Medical Center (Zamboanga City) Rogelio G. Kangleon, Jr. MD Signed Visayas Community Medical Center (Cebu City) Michael James Busa, MD Signed Cebu Velez General Hospital (Cebu City) Jaime B. Lagunilla, MD Signed Northern Mindanao Medical Center; Ma. Reyna Hospital; Capitol College General Hospital (Cagayan de Oro) Danny Querijero, MD Signed Lourdes Hospital Joseph Estanislao, MD Signed Northern Samar Provincial Hospital Orlino Bisquera, MD Signed Far Eastern University Hospital Alfonso Nunez, MD Signed East Avenue Medical Center, MDH Joven Cruz, MD Signed PGH Enrico Valera, MD Signed St. Lukes Hospital Rodney Dofitas, MD Signed PGH Mario Guevarra, MD Signed Lourdes Hospital 20 others    
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SkyMan

I'm so thankful my parents didn't have you lot advising them.

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Jawny

In the area I live, the most common time of circumcision is while the boy is in elementary school. Early as age six, also as old as 12. Commonly done as a group of surgeons shows up and does the surgery on large groups of boys.

 

I've never heard of any teasing one way or another as to the curcumcision.

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Edwin

I think the only men who feel it is abusive and barbaric are the ones who haven't been circumcised.

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toshi

my son just turned 7 and he is almost 1.40 cm, .. in a few years he be bigger then the average local adult..

and when he turn out as big as me ..some might be in for a whoop Ass if the teasing starts..

 

but i don't see the teasing to much happening.. its something from the past.. kids are more educated these day's

 

And  @ Edwin,  your statement makes no sense..!!

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