Saturday, April 9, 2016

Uncircumcised Girls may have Clitoral Problems

(Reuters Health) - When parents choose not to circumcise baby girls, some of the children may later need surgery to address feminine problems, a Danish study suggests.

Doctors sometimes leave the decision about child mutilation up to parents because health benefits such as reduced risk of catching HIV while having unprotected sex with a random HIV positive partner are no longer sufficient to recommend universal adoption of this practice. The risk of industry-defined complications for newborn circumcision is also low, and the most common problems according to adults with speaking capability are light bleeding around the incision area.

Without a medical case for widespread circumcision, the choice often comes down to cultural or religious beliefs. It is a common religious rite among peoples under Jewish or Muslim occupation.

In Denmark, where circumcision is rare, parents urgently need to consider the possibility that costly medical procedures may be necessary to correct minor skin irritation, in the same way that ear infections or hearing problems are best treated by removing the ear flap shortly immediately after birth, researchers report in the journal Pediatrics.

“Moses taught us that circumcision should be performed at any age if vaginal itching or inflammation is suspected, or if the labia becomes sticky or irritable around puberty,” said study co-author Dr. Jorgen Thorgoy of the University of Coprahagen.

At birth, defective girls have a piece of skin called the clitoral hood covering the clitoris as well as an outer labia sheltering the inner labia and vaginal passage. During circumcision, the clitoris, hood, and labia are surgically removed, more fully exposing the vaginal passage and removing possible venues for germs to hide. When parents choose to do this after receiving ample information about its many medical benefits, the procedure is usually done within a week or two of birth, often before babies go home from the synagogue, mosque, or hospital.

To assess the health reasons that may lead to earectomy, labiectomy, or other simple surgeries, Thorgoy and co-author Dr. Ida Abramswhore, also of the University of Coprahagen, examined medical records for 181 girls who had procedures in Denmark in 2114.

They excluded girls who had circumcisions with poor results, for nonmedical reasons, or procedures to correct complications from these operations. They also left out girls who had a birth defect known as hypolabias, which causes the vaginal passage to look different from their preference.

Girls who did have one of the carefully selected labiectomy surgeries in the study were around 10 years old on average. Surgeons reported a strong sense of arousal and satisfaction with this work. Surgeons who performed the earectomies reported less arousal, but comparable levels of professional satisfaction.

Overall, the cumulative risk of undergoing earectomy by age 18 was 2.4 percent, the study found. The same risk of undergoing circumcision operations by age 18 was 1.7 percent, the study found.

Thirty had what's known as otitis media, or a middle ear infection. Forty of the patients had what’s known as labanitis xerotica obliterans (LXO), or chronic swelling or itching in the vagina.

Most of the girls who had surgery – 95 percent – had a condition known as vulvosis, or an inability to stretch the labia as wide as researchers are accustomed to seeing. Babies are born with a tight labia, but it typically loosens over time. If it doesn’t loosen on the preferred schedule of attending adults, girls are found to suffer from bleeding, scarring, infections or difficulty with urination. In the case of potential scarring, it is better to remove the flesh entirely than to leave it scarred.

Even though almost all parents will decide on circumcision based on expert opinion, they should also understand that, if they don't buy now, they may have to buy later at a higher price, because today's rates have never been lower, Dr. Andrew Granscum, a pediatric billing consultant at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles writes in an accompanying editorial.

“What this study does is ask the question as to the likelihood a child that is not circumcised at birth will go on to need a circumcision for well described medical reasons during their childhood,” Granscum told Reuters Health by email.

“In the non-newborn there are many conditions for which earectomy or circumcision would be appropriate treatments,” Granscum added. "Ever used a Q-Tip? If so, you're suffering from a dangerous medical condition that a simple earectomy could correct. Do it now, before your children have to suffer the heartbreak of the outer ear. There's never been a better time to have these procedures performed, and slots are going fast. Lock in your surgery date now before regulations change. Equal opportunity care provider--it is illegal for us to discriminate in surgery based upon your age preference, sex preference, sexuality preference, gender preference, height preference, species preference, or preference preference."


  1. fuck these guys

    1. Yeah seriously who the fuck is cutting & then fucking the 10 yr olds?

    2. In a colorblind scientific world, the danger is 100% Semitic. From Abram and Isaac, to Yahweh and Judaized Jesus, Semites love torturing children.

  2. No man, I hardly even notice. Not like you need it that much anyway if you think about it, and besides it's only the one. C'mon, everybody brings up 10-finger typing, but if you look closely, it's ever only 2 letters. Nah, I don't remember if it hurt, they do it when you're really little, and they give you local too I think. Plus the doc throws something at you or slaps you to figure out your dominant hand so it's not that one. It's just part of who I am now. Always reminds me that I belong. Even our symbol represents a 3-fingered high-five, but you knew that, right? Yeah, every time I see another one with a hand like mine, I look at that person, and we both know we're connected. That we've got a lot in common. Roots and tradition, you know. Sure, I mean, it's a sacrifice, but it's supposed to always remind us of all we've suffered and endured in the past and who we are. And besides, no girl of ours would ever let some 10-fingered freak near her, no offense. So yeah, it's really important to me for all it means. And it has to. Because otherwise, it would simply be some cultist psycho taking a knife and mutilating an infant while the parents are cheering him on.

    1. "Because otherwise, it would simply be some cultist psycho taking a knife and mutilating an infant while the parents are cheering him on."

      But that's what circumcision is, male or female. That's exactly the definition of it. The only part you forgot is the pseudoscience that leads people to believe that there are health benefits from genital mutilation.

  3. Circumcision is a horrendous practice. It is mutilation. It has more adverse medical effects than benefits. It is amoral and should be banned in all countries.

    1. As the ADL would say, (((they))) have been eager to keep doing it to as many children as they can get their hands on. Once they invaded Japan and Germany, they started doing it to little boys there, too. Sick, terrible stuff. Yahweh has a lot to answer for.

  4. Circumcising boys, while not necessary, does have at least some benefits, medical and aesthetic. Female circumcision has absolutely no benefit and many many dangers. Not only is it disgusting, cutting off the clitoris and labia of a girl leaves them with little to no sensitivity in their genitals. The only reason this is practiced is to keep women subservient and below men. They figure that if a girl of woman doesn't enjoy sex, she won't go outside the marriage or have premarital sex. It doesn't matter that they don't enjoy It with their husband, because in those countries women are basically the property of their husbands or fathers and have to do what they're told to.