Why do some doctors deny circumcision on the 8th day that's in the bible?
Medical science discovered on the eighth day that there is more Vitamin K and prothrombin present in the blood, which means less pain, less bleeding, and a better healing process. That is the safest day to circumcise a baby. Why do some of them deny that? Is it because the bible said it on Leviticus 12:3? Circumcision on the 8th day has been proven.
- 9 years agoFavorite Answer
It certainly is not "some" doctors - it is "most" doctors that will not circumcise. The reason is simply that it is a cruel, dangerous and barbaric practice that should not be allowed.
The circumcision mentioned in the Bible is in the Old Testament and was for the Jews (who still practice this strange ritual). It is not for New Testament Christians. Interestingly, most other religions do not insist on circumcision either. Even among the Muslims, circumcision is only practiced among the fundamentalist sects that also preach terrorism.
What you need to know about circumcision is that is it a terrible mutilation of the human body. No civilised person could ever allow this to happen to themselves or to someone they claim to love. Circumcision is the removal of the (male) foreskin. Uncut or uncircumcised refer to the natural state of the penis where the whole of the sexual organs are intact. About 90% of the males on Earth are not circumcised, but it is still practiced as a routine in Israel and in the USA.
Circumcision of a boy is as painful as circumcision of a girl - that means cutting of the clitoris and labia of a girl! I cannot imagine why anyone would want to inflict significant injury and permanent damage on a child or any other human. It is as good to be circumcised as it is to cut off your eyelid so your eye no longer has the protection and lubrication it was designed to have. A male was born with a foreskin for a reason, and it was not so it could be cut off!
Circumcised penises are no cleaner than a natural one - any one who says so obviously has no idea what they are talking about. It is said "World Health Organization and the Center [American spelling] of Disease Control want all males circumcised", but that is not true. The benefits of a foreskin far outweigh the benefits of circumcision. Only a fool would want to inflict such terrible carnage on another human. WHO and CDC do support circumcision, but only because American doctors and pharmaceutical companies make huge dollars out of the cruel process. They are willing to sacrifice human health and wellbeing on the altar of monetary greed.
Circumcision of the penis does not prevent cancers, HIV, spread of AIDS or any of the myriad of other things that seem to be attributed to it. Circumcision of the male is just as barbaric and cruel as circumcision of the female. Most people would not even consider inflicting such damage on a girl, yet some still consider it an acceptable practice to perform on a boy.
Contrary to what some others may say, almost 90% of the world male population is natural and is not circumcised.Source(s): Doctor of Andrology Have a look at: http://circumcisiondecisionmaker.com/
- ConnorLv 79 years ago
Vitamin K has nothing to do with pain. All it does is help blood clotting, that's it. Vitamin K doesn't change how nerve impulses move throughout the body and how they interpret pain, nor does it promote better healing. (healing takes 10-14 days... vitamin K is only high on the 8th day).
It's still very dangerous to circumcise a child, 8th day or not. It's also ethically wrong no matter if it's the 8th day or not.
Most doctors don't like to circumcise until the first month because anesthetic is very dangerous for new borns and it's very hard for an 8 day old to handle the stress.
The bible isn't always right about everything, it's not the best nor the safest time to circumcise a child. Plus why should a doctor, who might not even be Jewish(as Christains don't follow the Old Test.) ... circumcise children based on what the bible says about it? A doctor is supposed to practice based on facts, not religion. Also Jews have a Bris on the 8th day by a Mohel. It's not done in a hospital by a medical doctor. So why the hell would it matter anyways? If you are that religious and want it done on the 8th day then you should be following your Jewish religion and having a Bris done. If you have your son cut in a hospital you obviously aren't dedicated enough in your religion to circumcise for that reason to begin with.
- CarolLv 44 years ago
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Yes, doctors do Adult Circumcisions every day and they are extremely common despite the negative views the anti-circ movement propagates to the general public. There are even centres out there that specialize in Adult Circumcisions and Circumcision Revision. Circumcision is the most performed medical procedure in the world, with one being performed every 7 seconds in the USA alone. The only thing you have to do now is work up the courage to approach your doctor about having it done. Many boys and men who wish to be circumcised find this to be their greatest and biggest obstacle when reaching their goal of being circumcised do to feelings of embarrassment. I am a pediatric nurse and can tell you their is nothing to be embarrassed about. It is more common than you think and many teen aged boys and adult men get circumcised every day. Once you approach your doctor about it, he will then refer you to either a Urologist or the option of a plastic surgeon. I would stick with the urologist, or a circumcision specialist if you have one in your area as they will produce the best looking results.
- AnnaLv 79 years ago
Here's something that's even SAFER than circumcising him on the 8th day: not circumcising him.
All Vitamin K does is clot blood, by the way. It has nothing to do with pain or healing. Just the amount of blood that is lost.
And for the record the 8th day isn't the safest. Circumcision done at a few months old is less risky than infant circumcision done on the 8th day. And adult circumcision is less risky than any of the above.
Doctors "deny" it because it's healthier, safer, and more ethical NOT to circumcise a baby boy at all.
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- 6 years ago
Unlike Cirkdone, I am not in favor of circ'ing, but am in full agreement about it being your choice.
I know this is an old post, but I will answer it in the most pragmatic way possible - which I believe is what the original poster was searching for.
Circumcision is generally done by OBs whose purview with regards to your newborn ends when the neonatal period concludes after the first week. Most pediatricians are not certified surgically, hence the OBs doing it. If you get referred to a pediatric urologist, they will happily perform the circ, usually. Our oldest son was circ'ed by one at 5 days, because we didn't think much of it (I openly admit) and because we gave birth at home, so had no OB. Our youngest is intact. We no longer felt the research supported it, and we had no ideological inclination to do it.
Hope this response helps someone else.
- 4 years ago
Apostle Paul rebukes Apostle Peter for going along with those who were forcing Gentiles to be circumcsd. Early converts were to God and his son Jesus Christ, not to Judaism. Is circumcision necessary for salvation? Doesn't appear to be so today. The idea that a sexual organ belongs to God instead of to whatever insanity is present in the culture could be offensive today. Men laying with men, women with women, peope with dogs and horses -- I mean, for Peter's sake God, you made us all wrong -- or what? Whatever gives us the most pleasure is good for us. Why sacrifice a foreskin? Obviously, despite plain evidence to even the unschooled, the purpose of sex is not reproduction -- and that this reproduction should be something holy, has slipped into the great American chant of "something I want or don't want". Hey, I don't want to belong to a God who messes with my genitals -- who gives me a reminder that I'm something besides a dick. Circumcision of the heart is a much more difficult matter. . .
- 4 years ago
According to a several years long study on women who have sex with circumcised men; there is a 40% less infection rate in these women. The foreskin is a breeding and culturing place for bacteria, fungus, and virus.
The Jews were told to do this by God because they lived without daily bathing in a wilderness, and all of the rules for life sciences in the Bible are 100% accurate to the molecular level of human health and reproductive safety.
The reason for this was to protect the germ line of Jesus from infected reproduction leading to mutations that would destroy the health of the tribe.
- RoseLv 44 years ago
Yes, but there is almost never a reason to do this. You need to do what you want to do, but make sure you know what you are doing. What Nurse and other pushers of penis parts removal don't tell you is: MALE Circumcision is nerve damage cutting off about 20000 fine touch and stretch sensing nerve endings and removing a source of pleasure from the male FOR LIFE. This is 2/3 of the total pleasure source amputated! This is nerves, blood vessels, protective covering and pleasure zones taken away from a human. The dynamics and function and pleasure from sex and masturbation of the penis is harmed for good.
- BeeryLv 79 years ago
Read the New Testament. Christians have never circumcised because Paul called it 'mutilation' done by 'dogs' and said that anyone who circumcised was denying Jesus. Heck, in the Middle Ages the church made it a mortal sin!
As for what medical science has discovered, maybe you should do a bit more research. I wouldn't be surprised if those 'medical scientists' that 'discovered' that 8th day nonsense were Jewish and trying to justify their religion's practices. The fact is, there is no 'safe day' to circumcise a baby.
- Anonymous9 years ago
You are perfectly right that the 8th day is the best point at which to circumcise a full-term baby; assuming you are going to have him circumcised anyway.
Whilst I am totally in favour of circumcision, it is your decision and yours alone as to whether to have this done for your baby son. Do not let the fanatics on here persuade you that it is 'mutilation' or 'child abuse' as it is neither of these.
Some doctors will not circumcise a baby at all because they have bought into the nonsense talked by these activists. You can always go to another doctor who is aware of the medical advantages of circumcision.
Some doctors who will perform circumcisions consider that it is better to wait until the boy is older before administering any anaesthetics. This would certainly be true of general anaesthetics, but these are not necessary for most circumcisions. The baby should be given an injection of local anaesthetic to numb his penis - this can be safely given to a week old boy.
Once again, get to know your doctor and only use one who has considerable experience in infant circumcisions, will use local anaesthetic, and will completely remove the foreskin and frenulum for a neat and trouble-free circumcision.
- 5 years ago
So all you naysayers are assuming that God is wrong.. He of infinite wisdom,Master of all Creation? smh. Another thought.. Moses, wasn't he Jewish? If the world was flooded and all living things destroyed.. where do you think our roots come from? We are all sons and daughters of Noah.. unless, of course, you've been birthed in the lifeline of women impregnated by nephelims..