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Question by leenagirl559:
Does anyone know any facts on vaccinations for babies causing Autism?
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Question by Scott D:
How many women know the facts about circumcision?
Circumcision is not suggested by any national medical association in the world. Fifteen national and international medical associations have extensively studied infant circumcision and its effects and found no significant evidence to support this practice. In March 1999, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) concluded that infant circumcision is not suggested as a routine procedure. The circumcision policy statements of the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Academy of Family Doctors have agreed with this position
The prepuce (foreskin) makes up as much as half of the skin system of the penis. It is an extension of the shaft skin that folds over onto itself, absolutely covering and protecting the glans (an internal organ) and provides the mobility of the shaft skin necessary for frictionless intercourse and masturbation. The foreskin has three known functions: protective, immunological, and sexual. It contains about 10,000 highly specialized nerve endings and several feet of blood vessels. An adult male foreskin, if unfolded and spread out, would be about the size of index card (3 x 5 inches), much more than a “little piece of skin.” Many sexually active men circumcised in adulthood report a significant decrease in sexual pleasure and comfort because of the loss of sensitive nerve endings, skin mobility and natural lubrication.
For the care of an intact penis, the AAP recommends, “Leave it alone.” No special care is required – an intact child should have the external surface of his penis (and the rest of his body) washed regularly to keep clean. When a male is older and can retract his foreskin (which typically occurs by puberty), a easy rinsing is all that is necessary. Other cultural myths about special cleaning procedures are just that – myth.
Overall, urinary tract infections (UTI) occur at about the same rate in male and female infants during the first six months of life. Regardless of circumcision status, infants who present with their first UTI at months (or less) are likely to have an underlying genitouninary abnormality. In kids with a normal underlying anatomy, a study found as many circumcised infants with a UTI as those who retained their foreskin. The appropriate treatment for UTI, in males as well as females, is antibiotics, not prophylactic excision of the prepuce. According to the AAP, “Urinary tract infections are usually not life threatening and are easily treated in most cases.” Breastfeeding provides some measure of protection against UTI during the first six months of life.
While circumcision is a relatively quick procedure, it is extremely painful for the infant. The initial part of the process involves a forced separation of the foreskin, which is fused to the glans (head) in much the same way as a fingernail is joined to the finger. The AAP says the following about EMLA cream, one of the most common pain relief methods, “The analgesic effect is limited during the phases associated with extensive tissue trauma…” Even though they cannot remember the pain as adults, circumcised male infants have increased pain response in vaccinations 4 to 6 months later. Circumcision appears to lower the pain threshold.
Circumcision removes the protective portion of mobile shaft skin, which is intended to cover the glans (head) of the penis. The glans is the internal portion of genitalia (for both genders). Circumcision artificially exposes and denudes this highly sensitive tissue, resulting in a buildup of keratin and a dry, densensitized part of the penis. And contrary to popular myth, more sensation does not lead to control problems. Based on reports from men circumcised as adults, just the opposite is true. With more sensation, a man has superior feedback and can superior determine his proximity to the “orgasmic threshold.”
Some studies show that circumcision has a slight preventive effect for AIDS and some STDs; however, other studies show an insignificant or opposite effect, especially for chlamydia. The bottom line: sexual practices have a much greater effect on the chance of becoming infected than circumcision status. If someone acts on the misconception that circumcision alone will protect them, they are taking unwise chances.
why do some women ever think about mutilating their children? It is barbaric, and disgusting.
judging from the responses so far, you have chosen to not educate yourselves on circumcision at all, and are quite comfortable mutilating your kids without any scientific evidence to support your actions.
do you feel the same way about female circumcision?
so how is an unnecessary, and sexually prohibitive surgery, NOT mutilation?
as for copy and pasting, would you like that i had typed it all myself? doesnt it make more sense to copy the FACTS rather than create my own?
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Question by Farah G:
Swine flu and Infants or newborns. Anyone know an infant that had it and how bad was it?
Iwant to know if anyone knows an infant 3 months or younger that contracted swine flu and tell me how they handled it. I have a one month old and am terrified. I know newborns are at a high risk but weould like to hear if anyone knows newborns that handled it well.
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Question by Jane Adams:
Do you know anyone with Asperger syndrome?
A health care “professional” recently diagnosed my sister with Asperger syndrome. I am doubting this because when she was of school age she was the teacher’s pet because she was advanced in academics, she had plenty of friends and related to other kids and adults very well. Things changed however when she developed a seizure disorder as a young teenager. She was taken out of school and was not permitted to have a social life partly because of her illness and the way things were handled by parents. In her late teens and early 20′s she had some “sauces” with friendships and a work life, but for the past 20 or so years she has been sheltered. Now unable to work and in someones care who really doesn’t know her history, she has been given this diagnoses. I just do not think she has this because I thought it was something you got as an infant our very young child. Would you share your experience/story?
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Question by prettybrowneyez915:
Does anyone know what causes severe infant anemia?
My 6 wk old baby had severe anemia , low hemoglobin and required a blood transfusion. I was never told by the physicians what caused it. She has GERD..could that be a factor?
She was delievered by CSECTION @ 36 wks.
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Question by ya360:
I would like to know if a baby can get Shaken Baby Syndrome from riding in a car?
I would like to know if a baby get Shaken Baby Syndrome from riding in a car, if the baby was not strapped in tight enough to it’s automobile seat. The breaking motion is backwards and forwards, and I am wondering if this might propel the baby forward enough during a breaking movement, especially on hilly roads.
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Question by Mr Rossi:
Does anyone know where to find a nice looking, aesthetically pleasing, child safety fire guard?
We have a really nice open cast iron fireplace but our little one is just starting to crawl and will soon be walking too, so we need to stop her crawling into the fire… there are loads of baby/child fire guards on sale in the UK but MAN are they all ugly! They are just cages – it makes your home look like a prison. The ideal one we’ve seen is from Mothercare that has a curve to it, but the actual bars are still cage-like.
Whereas with the normal (non child safety) fire guards / spark cages, there are hundreds of really attractive looking ones, with nice meshes, wiggly-bars, stained glass screens etc. But these do not attach to the wall – the baby would just pull them over on top of her…
Are there any baby safe fire guards out there that look like normal ‘pretty’ fire guards?
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Question by concerned mother:
does anybody know how i can get help besides ssi for my down syndrome infant?
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Question by charlie:
How will you know if your baby is allergic to a certain infant formula (milk)?
What signs can you look for?
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Question by Mysterious_Chick:
I do not know how to help her?
My sister moved home a couple of months before she gave birth to her baby boy. He is 7 weeks old now and obviously is still sleeping in my sisters room in his cot. My sister has told me that for weeks now when she puts the baby down to sleep he will stay awake and look up like he can see something looking down at him. His eyes follows this invisible thing around the room and my sister is getting uneasy now as it’s like he’s in a trance and when she tries to get his attention it’s like he can’t see her at all. It’s only when his eyes finally stop following this thing that he then looks at his mum as if nothing has happened. She said that he also plays with this thing and laughs and smiles at it ( he has only just started to smile and laugh, he’s a early developer i think!) My sister has called me for the pass couple of days sounding increasingly worried about this. I think she has been telling me this because she knows i have an interest in the paranormal but i am not a professional or anything, it just interests me. I have not told my sister this but i actually hate the atmosphere in her bedroom and basically the whole of the upstairs but particularly the bedroom and have done ever since i first saw the house. At first my sister just thought that is was our granny (who died just after i was born) visiting her and her baby but the thing is no one in our family has ever felt the presence of her after she died so i was sceptical about that idea. Now though she is getting worried for her baby’s safety and asked me if i thought she should get someone to check her home for ghosts and i said that i think a lot of those people just make it up so it’s not worth the money, I do not know what to recommend her to do. She is not religious, she has never provoked any spirits like played a ouija board so i really do not know what it could be. I told her to look in her baby book to see if this behaviour is something else but she said she already looked and found nothing related to it. What should she do? My email is Mysterious_chick13@hotmail.co.uk if anyone has any looong comments on this. thanks
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