summer, circumcision

Philippines
April 9, 2007 4:09am CST
it's summertime.....time for young boys to fall inline for circumcision, peeling the banana the doctor way....is this common in your place? do u know the advantages and disadvantages of circumcision?....
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@samson1967 (7423)
• India
9 Apr 07
It is common among mulims community out here. The advantages of circumcision are, it eases the penetration and helps in keeping the private part hygiene.
• Philippines
14 Apr 07
i thought circumcision is only common among christians....yes its hygeinic, smegma is not retained...but no difference in penetration...
@luvreen (168)
• Philippines
9 Apr 07
Circumcision is one tradition here every summer season specially to provinces young boys are to be circumcise they even got it free from medical missions here. Hygine is one advantage of it, even new born child for some other countries they circumcise the baby to prevent some infection in the urinary tract. i never heard any disadvantage so far on that.
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• Philippines
14 Apr 07
yes it is a tradition since time immemorial....they need to be circumcized bec if not one day they will the the center of bad jokes....cleanliness still is the number one prevention of any infection not only urinary tract infection....even u are not circumcized if u keep yourself always clean u won't get infected.....disadvantage is painful after the effect of anethesia ..
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@eden32 (3978)
• United States
12 May 07
"...they need to be circumcized bec if not one day they will the the center of bad jokes" It's acceptable & reasonable to mutilate a child's body because someday someone may tease him over something? What if the child had big ears, or a funny shaped nose? Would you suggest they have cosmetic surgery to look more acceptable? What message is that sending to children?
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• Philippines
13 May 07
i would like to comment on eden's remarks .... in the philippines the uncircumcized are the center of bad jokes not the lame, the deaf, the distorted face etcccccccccc
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@sarr115 (19)
• Canada
10 Apr 07
In the US circumcision is very common; probably 80-90% of boys are circumcised. Circumcision is know to reduce or eliminate: p e n i s cancer, cervical cancer, STD and AIDs transmission, and bacterial and yeast infections of both the p e n i s and the urinary track. It is a bit safer if your partner has been circumcised. If anyone is interested, I do have supporting links that I can email you. Sara sarr115@yahoo.com
@callarse1 (4796)
• United States
10 Apr 07
The rate is a little less than 60%, it was on wikipedia, just go to http://www.wikipedia.org and search for circumcision There are so much information from both sides and I would suggest to any parent to allow their child decide because it is his body. :) Pablo
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• Philippines
14 Apr 07
from the data that u gave maybe US advocates circumcision because of the research done among circumcized and uncircumcized males...who gonna questions the research work or the survey from actual experienced males....if not good, then no one would like to be circumcized...
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• Philippines
13 Apr 07
God commanded Abraham to be circumcised when he was 99 yrs old and Ishmael, 13 yrs old, and all the people in Abraham's house. Then God commanded all the Israelites to be circumcised on the 8th day from birth. Circumcision then was the mark or a sign that a person is an Israelite, God's chosen people. That was why people were classified as the circumcision and the uncircumcision or the Gentiles. There is no reference to health advantages in the Holy Bible. In the New Testament, we read circumcision of the flesh referring to the Israelites and circumcision of the heart which means faith.
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• Philippines
14 Apr 07
i couldn't imagine what kind of circumcision is this
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• Spain
27 Jun 07
I was circumcised in Spain at 17 years old, and at summer time too. If you want mail me at circumcised22@yahoo.com