Sunday, May 8, 2011

... a cutting edge activity for the summer: oplan circumcision/ libre tuli .. (philippines, life coach, psychotherapist, psychologist, psychiatrist)

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as a filipino physician, i am neither for nor against circumcision.
.medically speaking, when done correctly, the surgical procedure poses no physical harm on the patient except, of course, for the wound it creates. barring infection, the wound generally heals fully within 2 weeks.
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psychologically speaking, if the patient is emotionally prepared and supported, the patient shouldn't experience any short- or long-term psychological trauma. any anxiety or fear (the usual fear of pain, needles, or blood) is limited to the period immediately before, during, and after the 20-minute surgical procedure.
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culturally speaking, circumcision is a rite of manhood which generally all filipino children are expected to undergo. it is a source of confidence for filipino children to courageously go through the "ordeal" because to shirk away from this rite of passage is a sign of cowardice and inferiority. for filipinos, it is not circumcision which causes long-term psychological trauma. it is in not being circumcised that filipino males become the object of ridicule and derision, thus creating in them a deep shame that can mar their sense of manhood and over-all sense of self for life.

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3 comments:

  1. is that a kid?.. or a kid-looking adult in the left side of the picture with the surgeon gloves?..

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  2. "as a filipino physician, i am neither for nor against circumcision." You get paid to do it. This is really disturbing - you have pictures of little boys laying on tables about be be mutilated and people standing around smiling and watching.

    "it is in not being circumcised that filipino males become the object of ridicule and derision, thus creating in them a deep shame that can mar their sense of manhood and over-all sense of self for life."

    Then why not let them decide if they want to have it done when they're adults? What if they regret having this irreversible "procedure" done when they get older? Wouldn't it be better to let them decide when they're mature enough to understand what's being done? Please explain to me why this is not the case.

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  3. I feel s sorry for pinoy boys because their dicks look so hilarious. The skin wibbles and wobbles about like a pendant - no other country do that to their manhood. Only Filipinoes do tuli. Either cut it off totally or leave it but believe me - its a big joke outside your country. Further, where is your patient respect? Patients right to privacy? Why don't you practice universal blood procedures like civilized countries do? Why does it look so unhygenic? Are these people actually medically trained? Seriously bad ethics and practices.

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