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Old 03-02-2012, 05:12 PM   #11
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If men in nursing homes (and women) are getting genital infections then they are not being cleaned properly and are being neglected. It doesnt have to be that way.

Plus its your sons choice to be circed or not. He may decide to at 20 to get it done.

To many unknowns to make a decision about his penis now because he might end up needing care at 80 years old. Not to mention we do have antibiotics and antifungals to combat a problem if it is directly from neglect. Nurses should be cleaning penis (intact or not) and vaginas properly if the patient cant do it on their own.

Over 70 percent of the worlds men are intact. I just dont see it as a major reason to circ because you are worried about an elederly mans penis getting an infection.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:32 AM   #12
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Re: O/S 10 reasons not to circ, I need one more . . .

I agree with everyone else.

I worked in long term care. The number of infected genitals I saw - ZERO.

If you have caregivers who do their jobs properly it isn't an issue.

AND - a little TMI but IME children and seniors aren't really at risk of getting things "dirty". Sexually active men need to be (a little - tiny bit) more aware to wash properly - to everyone else a penis is no different then a finger.
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If an elderly patient is not getting properly taken care of in a long term facility, it is the workers who need removal... not the patient's body parts.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:43 AM   #14
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Re: O/S 10 reasons not to circ, I need one more . . .

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Honestly, after taking care of hospice patients, I would MUCH RATHER clean an intact man than go through the ridiculous folds that a woman has. It isn't hard at all to get a man clean, but a woman (Especially one who is overweight) is RIDICULOUS. (Breast Folds, Labial Folds, Stomach Folds, "Fat Pad" folds, etc etc. - Yeast creams, antifungals, powders, whatnot go in all of those areas if something arises. It's a long process, but it is not difficult, just takes proper tending to! They deserve the time and the care, for sure!)

If an elderly patient is not getting properly taken care of in a long term facility, it is the workers who need removal... not the patient's body parts.

Well said!!! Also, just a side note-- I hope that our culture will be turning around and more children will accept caring for their parents at home. As more family friendly cultures immigrate here, I am hoping there is a culture shift to respect and love our elders, not put them in homes automatically.
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:07 PM   #16
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I'd tell your husband that with his reasoning, you should also circumcise your daughters - removing their inner and out labia and clitoral hood. Vaginas are twice as hard to clean as an uncircumcised penis and way more likely to get infections from lack of cleanliness. Might just make him realize how absurd this argument is.

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Re: O/S 10 reasons not to circ, I need one more . . .

i think it's a good question and you've gotten good answers. My kids' pediatrician actually raised similar issues as the OP did... said she worries about cleanliness/infection issues in uncircumcised men if they were elederly and unable to care for themselves. She and I were having a very reasonable phone conversation solely about circumcision, and she is largely neutral on the subject - admitted that she leaned a little against is but got her son circumcised becuase her DH strongly favored it. I did get the slight impression she was looking for facts to make herself feel better about that decision.

Anyway, so I thank the OP for raising this question and other posters for bringing up excellent counter points.
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