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Uncircumcised boys and men may face more UTIs
Reuters Health ^ | Fri Dec 7, 2012 5:15pm GMT | Trevor Stokes

Posted on 12/08/2012 11:49:28 AM PST by Olog-hai

Infections of the kidney, bladder and urethra happen in uncircumcised baby boys at ten times the rate of circumcised boys, and over a lifetime, uncircumcised men are four times more likely to experience one, according to a new analysis of past research.

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are most common in boys’ first year of life, and circumcision was already known to make a difference in their risk, but how much and whether that carried through to adulthood was unclear, Australian researchers say.

They found that circumcision “provides considerable protection and over the lifespan makes about a three- to four-fold difference by our prediction, which is quite striking in public health terms,” lead study author Brian Morris, professor of molecular medical science at the Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, told Reuters Health. …

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1 posted on 12/08/2012 11:49:33 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
Uncircumcised boys and men may face more UTIs

Never had one, thank you very much.

2 posted on 12/08/2012 11:54:12 AM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: Mark17

“Never had one, thank you very much.”

Well,,,, then you’re ahead of the game, eh?


3 posted on 12/08/2012 11:55:52 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Olog-hai

In other news, removal of the testicles provides a 100% protection from testicular cancer.


4 posted on 12/08/2012 11:58:07 AM PST by arbitrary.squid
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Yep.


5 posted on 12/08/2012 12:02:36 PM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: Olog-hai

I had a abbi he dried foreskins made wallets out of then you rubbed them the turned into suit cases


6 posted on 12/08/2012 12:03:15 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Olog-hai

Gee, so Moses was right. Who knew?


7 posted on 12/08/2012 12:03:21 PM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Olog-hai

Mitigating a tiny, fractional risk is not worth the amputation of the extremely innervated tissue that is the foreskin, whose function is to keep the glans moist and not chapped, shriveled and dried, as would be the case in mutilated penises. Cut men have no idea of the loss of pleasure due to the loss of sensory feedback due to this babaric elective procedure, unless they elected to do so while healthy, in adulthood, post sexual experience.

It is not for no reason that circumcision “reversal” procedures are advertised with increasing frequency these days.

Europe, Australia is largely uncut. Half the males in the US have their penises mutilated. Not much of a difference in STD rates (the US might actually have higher numbers for HIV) between the three, and certainly not worth the loss in pleasure for the male for a risk which simple hygiene practices solve with no issue. But then, how will surgeons get their cut?


8 posted on 12/08/2012 12:05:43 PM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: Olog-hai

"...tip of the day"

9 posted on 12/08/2012 12:05:43 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: al baby

abbi=Rabbi.


10 posted on 12/08/2012 12:07:44 PM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: al baby

I thought he went out of business. The people who bought the were too ashamed to pull them out, and wouldn’t pay their bills.


11 posted on 12/08/2012 12:08:44 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: James C. Bennett

Is that you, Dr. Edell?


12 posted on 12/08/2012 12:10:11 PM PST by miele man
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To: Olog-hai

All I know is that I still have nightmares about my circumcision and I was only two days old and it was forty-five years ago.


13 posted on 12/08/2012 12:12:46 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Olog-hai

Follow the $$$, its all about $$$, its a booming business for Hospitals and Mds. I had it done as a grown up, wish I hadn’t, sure it was great at first, especially when it was swollen, I felt like a porno star. Afterwards it was more of a nuisance, very sensitive to rubbing against loose underwear. I did it because I went with the recommendation of the family MD who referred me to a Urologist. Hey no big deal, it was virtually painless, just 3 days or so of a little discomfort but no pain at all. I miss my old one, but now I have a new look to break in. LOL!


14 posted on 12/08/2012 12:24:28 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Who we elect is not as important as who they bring in with them.)
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To: Olog-hai

I am 71, neve had a uti...teach them personal hygeine...it wworks


15 posted on 12/08/2012 12:31:10 PM PST by rxtn41
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To: Olog-hai

I am 71, neve had a uti...teach them personal hygeine...it works


16 posted on 12/08/2012 12:31:14 PM PST by rxtn41
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Only had one patient that had a circ. as an adult...for him it was quite painful. I had seen babies sleep through their circ. but some scream bloody murder...maybe its in the skill of the one doing the removal..


17 posted on 12/08/2012 12:31:58 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Olog-hai

They were teaching us this way back when I was in Nursing School-—longer ago than I care to think about.


18 posted on 12/08/2012 12:44:08 PM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: goat granny

It was as painful as a Colonoscopy. They put you out, you never feel a thing. They wrap it up in gauze after wards, a day or 2 later you don’t need the gauze, the stitches dissolve in about 10 days and you are pretty much normal again. I experienced no pain. But sensitivity? Big time.


19 posted on 12/08/2012 12:46:05 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Who we elect is not as important as who they bring in with them.)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

A bit TMI


20 posted on 12/08/2012 12:47:46 PM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: basil

TMI, no its factual info coming from a former Army MSC officer.


21 posted on 12/08/2012 12:54:12 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Who we elect is not as important as who they bring in with them.)
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To: Bringbackthedraft
I just had a colonoscopy and it was painless cause they also put you out, but the prep was devised by the Marque De Sade...
22 posted on 12/08/2012 12:54:43 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Jim from C-Town
All I know is that I still have nightmares about my circumcision and I was only two days old .....

I was that old too.
It was so traumatic I couldn't walk for a year.

23 posted on 12/08/2012 12:59:59 PM PST by Vinnie (A)
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To: Vinnie
It was so traumatic I couldn't walk for a year?

Why did they accidentally cut the head off then sewed it back? :-)

24 posted on 12/08/2012 1:13:07 PM PST by hamboy (Psalm 109:8: Let his days be few; and let another take his office.)
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To: James C. Bennett

“It is not for no reason that circumcision “reversal” procedures are advertised with increasing frequency these days.”

Insecure liberals.


25 posted on 12/08/2012 1:14:10 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international. Gone.)
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To: James C. Bennett
Europe, Australia is largely uncut. Half the males in the US have their penises mutilated.

They are not mutilated, it is called circumcision.

It is what separates man from beast.

It is no surprise that decadent socialist countries have stopped doing it, however, since they are in cultural and economic decline. I am sure the rise of not doing in the US is for the same reason.

Besides, the vast majority of women prefer it that way, and we aim to please.
26 posted on 12/08/2012 1:24:39 PM PST by microgood
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To: microgood

Hacking off functional parts of the penis does not make one civilised - all Muzzie males undergo the penis mutilation process, for instance.

Circumcision is only questionably justifiable for the uncivilised who cannot follow or be instilled in them a simple hygiene regimen of washing ther privates every once in a while. A man has higher chances of developing breast cancer than penile cancer, just to put things in perspective.

The Founding Fathers were all uncut and their generation was almost wholly uncut. Circumcision became popular in America after advocacy by that Kellogg nut, and as a preventative for syphilis - one more disease for the non-monogamous, adulterous, fornicating barbarians.


27 posted on 12/08/2012 1:46:32 PM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: Olog-hai

Rabbi Tuckman: I am Rabbi Tuckman, purveyor of sacramental wine and moyel extraordinaire.
Merry Men: ‘ello Rabbi!
Rabbi Tuckman: Hello boys!
Robin Hood: A moyel... I don’t believe I’ve ever heard of that profession.
Rabbi Tuckman: A moyel is a very important guy. He makes circumcisions.
Scarlet: What, pray tell, sir, is a circumcision?
Rabbi Tuckman: It’s the latest craze. The ladies love it!
Little John: I’ll take one!
Ahchoo: Hey, put me down for two!
Robin Hood: I’m game. How’s it done?
Rabbi Tuckman: It’s a snap.
[demonstrates with a carrot and a miniature guillotine]
Rabbi Tuckman: I take my machine here, I take your little thing, I put it through this hole, and then...
[releases the blade, cutting the end off the carrot]
Rabbi Tuckman: I nip the tip! Whose first?
Merry Men: [groan]
Little John: I changed me mind!
Ahchoo: I forgot, I already got one.
Blinkin: [puts his hand in the air] Question...
[Ahchoo pulls his arm down silencing him]
Rabbi Tuckman: I gotta start working with a younger crowd.
-Robin Hood Men In Tights(1993)


28 posted on 12/08/2012 1:50:35 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Olog-hai

The government has no right to try and enforce circumcision because of perceived health risks, and this is what will eventually happen if the health-Nazis continue to get their way. This MIGHT cause you to become ill, so we will prevent it by force.

In terms of parents circumcising, I recognize there is a constitutional issue, in that you don’t have consent from the child before you carry out circumcision, and tradition or not, it is amputating part of the body that cannot be recovered easily (although this is changing). It’s hard to decide who has constitutional protection in this issue. Is it the parent? Or the child?

Definitely a topic that is going to come to the surface in the coming years. Interesting to debate.


29 posted on 12/08/2012 2:12:31 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

The lefty government enforce circumcision? I would think the other way around, given their views on Israel and Jews in general.


30 posted on 12/08/2012 2:30:57 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: James C. Bennett

So since you’re against it for any medical reason (however minuscule) do you believe that it should be banned even though it’s engrained in several large religions?

Anytime I see someone speak so voraciously against circumcision it always seems to me that they’re disguising their dislike of religion with ulterior arguments.


31 posted on 12/08/2012 3:14:53 PM PST by brent13a
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To: microgood

That’s the attitude! (And true.) ;-)


32 posted on 12/08/2012 3:22:45 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Olog-hai

Nope. Muslims also practice it, and you know how we cannot dare to infringe upon Muslim rights. That would be a travesty.


33 posted on 12/08/2012 3:27:49 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: brent13a

Find faults in my argument. No sale with me on barbaric cultural practices, genital mutilation being the foremost example of its kind, both male and female. Imagine how these were performed just 120 years ago, when modern surgical practices were all but unknown - cutting with dirty knives, and sucking the blood by the mohel with his mouth - disgusting / abnormal rot!

Nature designed the penis with a protective, highly-innervated sheath for a purpose. Deal with it. It is unfair for a human being to have his sexual organs mutilated and diminished in qualitative function for a god, without his free will consent. There might even be some connection between sexually unsatisfied males (due to diminished pleasure from the amputation of the sensitive foreskin) and tendency to be polygamous / fornicative - quantity over quality, and all that.


34 posted on 12/08/2012 3:35:35 PM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: James C. Bennett

Bet you can’t wait to stoke those ovens.


35 posted on 12/08/2012 3:38:25 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Viennacon

Means to an end. If the lefties here follow the European script, they will ban it for Muslims too.


36 posted on 12/08/2012 3:40:07 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin’s_law

Have a wonderful day!


37 posted on 12/08/2012 3:43:10 PM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: Olog-hai
From SNL back when it was actually funny ...

Saturday Night Live _ Royal Deluxe II

38 posted on 12/08/2012 3:54:47 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Olog-hai

The arrogance of humans who believe they have a better design than the one by the Creator.


39 posted on 12/08/2012 4:02:57 PM PST by iontheball
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To: James C. Bennett
You’re the one who first mentioned the mohel. Better watch out for this fellow.
40 posted on 12/08/2012 4:03:19 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: iontheball

Even when the Creator instructs something in particular?


41 posted on 12/08/2012 4:04:50 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Vinnie
I was that old too. It was so traumatic I couldn't walk for a year.

Walk? Hell, I couldn't even talk........worst experience of my life!

42 posted on 12/08/2012 4:08:32 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: microgood

Hear, hear! I do agree.


43 posted on 12/08/2012 4:14:02 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: arbitrary.squid
In other news, removal of the testicles provides a 100% protection from testicular cancer.

"I'm John Boehner, and I approved this message."

44 posted on 12/08/2012 4:18:28 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Olog-hai

My doctor doesn’t even charge for circumcisions. He just takes tips.


45 posted on 12/08/2012 4:38:19 PM PST by eartrumpet
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To: James C. Bennett
Nature designed the penis with a protective, highly-innervated sheath for a purpose. Deal with it. It is unfair for a human being to have his sexual organs mutilated and diminished in qualitative function for a god, without his free will consent.

Life isn't fair. It is the parent's decision and is made with the best interests of the child in mind. Deal with that.

Anyone thinking the parent's should not be allowed to make that decision is an adolescent control freak. They care nothing for the child (since control freaks only care about themselves), but probably feel traumatized that it happened to them and want to exert some sort of infantile revenge that exposes their parents as evil monsters.
46 posted on 12/08/2012 4:49:05 PM PST by microgood
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To: Mark17

A few years ago I talked an Indian (from India) guy into getting the cut. He said he wanted to meet older women so I said he would need to be circumcised since American women prefer men that way. My Indian friend was reluctant so I told him not to think of it as circumcision but as “body sculpting.” That convinced him. He even called his mother long distance in India to joyously announce the news to her.


47 posted on 12/08/2012 5:07:31 PM PST by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: microgood

The wife of a former business partner was dissatisfied with their newborn son’s circumcision because she thought they didn’t take enough off, like it was a trip to the hair stylist or something. She had them do it *again.* I tried to advise her against it, the pain, the trauma, the potential complications. My former business partner just shrugged, looked away and went tonmake himself another drink. Been there already, I guess. She became combative and told me I didn’t know what I was talking about, that mothers just know these things, that it didn’t hurt.

It was one of the more amazingly idiotic conversations in which I’ve ever participated. Poor kid. He’s going to have painful sexual relations when that day arrives. At the risk of being too descriptive, that skin needs to be able to move, to have some elasticity. He’s going to bleed.

How stupid is that?


48 posted on 12/08/2012 5:08:40 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Slump Tester

moses wasn’t right, circumcision was NO man’s idea. GOD was right.


49 posted on 12/08/2012 5:08:53 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Liberty Valance
Beat me to it...

I tried finding the old Franken & Davis where one of them (supposedly) has an inoperable brain tumor and came out for one last show and kept repeating the punchline "...he only took TIPS!"

(Franken is (alas!) from Minnesota; he his a good deal more lefty than Klobuchar, who has name recognition from her father, a long-time Star Tribune columnist...while in high school she did a 1500-mile bike ride over a few weeks or a month with her dad; I bet doing that helped her into Yale. Still don't know how Franken got into Harvard: and he became a poli-sci major at that.)

Cheers!

50 posted on 12/08/2012 5:12:20 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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