Re: What were your medical reasons for circumcising?
25% of babies in the US roughly (this is what I was taught in nursing school) receive a topical numbing agent within the 5 minutes before the procedure is started. When I was in nursing school they literally applied the numbing cream to the area and within a minute were circumcising. When I asked the performing DR why it was put on so close to the procedure and not allowed time to be affective in numbing the area, he said, "because the parents like it better when we tell them we used it".
Victoria, A.P.ing LPN, Mostly SAHM, Doula, and Wife to my prince charming Shawn, Mommy to Abrielle 07 and Annalise 09, and Luci 13 Lactavist