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Old 08-30-2012, 12:42 PM   #1273
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Re: Top ten reasons not to circumcise your son

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Originally Posted by Mom2lucy View Post
I'm curious too. And any websites that state WHY you don't retract foreskin and such? DH is insisting you retract if poop gets in there....
Every intact male will retract their own foreskin in their own time.

Prior to retractability, the foreskin is fused to the glans (so feces cannot get in and contaminate). Not only is premature retraction extremely painful for the babies, it also causes adhesions. Adhesions are open wounds, and open wounds are a breeding ground for bacteria. Breeding ground for bacteria = infections.

Doctors used to (and some still do) recommend retracting a boy with every diaper change and bath. This is how the outcries of abundant infections began to circulate in intact boys, leading to the the mass demands for "circumcise to prevent infections!".

Now that we know that premature retraction is ill advice, infections are being prevented by PROPER care (ie, leave the dang thing alone ).
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