Hudson Valley Parent

HVP December 2016

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Page 30 of 43 n Hudson Valley Parent 31 er or not they want their baby cir- cumcised," she explains. "For most, if the father is circumcised then so is the son." This has something to do with looking the same, but also with an understanding of how to care for an uncircumcised penis. "You have to pull back and clean under the glans," she explains. "If the father has never had to do it, it's harder to teach the son how." In the late 1800s, circumcision was thought to cure epilepsy, irri- tability, and masturbation. Today, in the United States, it is thought to provide protection against infection and certain diseases. By understand- ing the latest global medical research and opinions and consulting with your doctor, you can make the best decision possible for your son and your family. Linda Freeman is a freelance writ- er in Marlboro. For more information The Circumcision Resource Center – – search "circumcision" Circumcision Resources – American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologists' FAQs about Circumcision – Newborn-Circumcision Free Online Event hosted by Hudson Valley Parent A new video lesson from mindful parenting expert, Kathy Walsh, will be delivered to your inbox daily throughout our 5-day event. Register Now

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