Penn & Teller Circumcision

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  1. truthseeker

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    From their show on Showtime "Bullshit" I know it says espanol in the url, but it IS in English. Very well done. I was "on the fence" before watching this a while back, but I'm 100% on the let my son decide for himself side now. Most parents don't even KNOW what happens when their son is circumcised. Shame, shame.


    *link to vid of a minor being circumcised removed*
     
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    Excellent video.
     
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    I'd like to see them take on ritual scarring of skin done by other cultures.

    It's awfully one-sided to go after people who circumcise and not any of the other cultures that demand body modification as payment for tribe entrance.
     
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    Penn and Teller probably wouldn't touch most of those modifications on P&T's Bulls#!t. The procedures are too culturally removed from the core audience of their show.
     
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    Sorry folks, had to have the link removed even though it's widely available online. You can google search for the post title and watch it elsewhere.
     
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    I fought with a girl about this subject... this is what the video reminded me of, she said no matter what its coming off. i was like wow.. like, ?
     
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    If you delay the circumcision until adulthood, the benefits are largely obviated. While adult circumcision can be corrective for phimosis and may reduce STD transmission, the reduction in the risk of penile cancer is significant only if the foreskin is removed early on.
     
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    The reduction in penile cancer risk is very insignificant. It was thought to be very significant when the rates were first recorded, but this was because the study was done back when the US circumcision rates were near 90%, so almost all the uncircumcised individuals were much older than their much more readily available circumcised brethren, and the study was not adjusted for age. While we still think there is some correlation between circumcision and penile cancer, most of the medical community is in agreement that it is very much an old man's disease, circumcised or not.
     
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    Before I search for the vid: is it gruesome at all? Just asking because I can't take any sort of gore...thanks.
     
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    I thought so. Hearing that baby scream as they slice through his little penis made me cry. I would kill someone that did that to my baby.
     
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    Thanks for answering. Sooo, no vid for me.
     
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    You realize that this sleaze doing this particular circumcision isn't representative of all persons who practice circumcision, right?
     
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    Right. Even though the AMA and AAP came out for anesthesia, still 84% of circumcisions in the US are done without anesthesia, or without giving it time to become effective.
     
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    All or almost all Conservative Jewish and Reform Jewish ones are now done under anaesthesia. Whatever anyone else objects to is fine with me. I say if parents feel it's not for their kid, let them not circumcise.
     
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    Your name and stance on circumcision made me lol.
     
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    How nice for you.

    You have no idea why I call myself that. You assume you know why, but you don't know.
     
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    So, what kind of anaesthesia do Conservative Jewish and Reform Jewish have used on their sons during a bris?
     
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    "Ah...but for you, the "bris" is part of your DNA," the circumcised man said. I was circ'ed because that was simply what was happening to boys in 1948, when I was born. My father, a first generation Italian American, was born at home and not (in the more European tradition) circ'ed. I never thought about it much until I started participating in this site. It is what it is. My two sons are circ'ed. But, in retrospect, I wish none of us were...but am not an ideologue about it. Although I might have had trouble "getting" my wife if I were uncircumcised. She's into her view of the aesthetic of a circumcised cock. And, believe me, she's really worth the pain I suffered at age 2-3 days and don't remember. So there's my confused story. Oh well.
     
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    Local, usually. General is dangerous, no matter to whom it's administered.

    It's the same as the local they use to fix herniated navels and take out tonsils.
     
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    And what do they do for pain management afterwards?
     
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