Stories About Circumcision: One Midwife’s Perspective | Wake Up, Mama!

21 Aug

Stories About Circumcision: One Midwife’s Perspective | Wake Up, Mama!.

this is a video showing circumcision.

i thought it is just a quick snip and that is that. a swift operation, a swift pain and it is over. isn’t that how it is done? and a small bit taken off the tip.

what the video shows is very horrific, but maybe it just looks horrific, but the actual experience is fine. i know that often when you see surgical operations, it can look very horrific. after all, many boys have gone through it, and no one i know of ever say it was so painful it was a terrible experience. so it must have been quite ok. unless memories of baby hood are not retained by people and they had forgotten it.

but this video, the tip is not taken off, just a cut through the length of the foreskin. and actually it is logical. a cut will be quicker to heal, and still loosen the foreskin, to be reabsorbed by the body. such a long prolonged process,with that forcep being pushed in deep into the foreskin, and not once but many times. and no anaesthetic too. geez, it is like torture.

i find it cringe worthy and just very difficult to continue to see it. i stopped seeing it at that point when he snipped right down the foreskin. just cannot see any more.

i dont know how anyone can subject the child to it, and the child must be locked in position and held down. you can hear it screaming .if  i were the baby i would be squirming and moving like crazy if it is done to me.

still want your child to have it done? that child must have nightmares forever afterwards.

hmm, i went to look at the video again in the link just now, 4.36pm, but the entire post has gone, been removed. that was quick. its only an hour since i posted this. added 9.03pm, the post is reinstated but with a more detailed account where previously only the videos were shown. it is a very considered account of one person who argues against circumcision. i think many must be like me, who have not seen the actual operation done to the boys but assumed the procedure is an swift one done anywhere, and not causing much discomfort… certainly i have heard of these things being done in a mass scale in a village setting, and the boys seem quite ok with it.

found a video of it , but this time with anaesthetics, even though we can still hear the child crying. i am afraid i could not see some parts of it, too painful to watch.

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