Provide the following education to parents on the pros and cons of circumcision: a. Pros: Protects against urinary tract infections, prevents infections under the foreskin, decreases the risk of getting some sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) but does not prevent STDs (Schmitt, 2014). Circumcision also lowers the risk of penis cancer, and keeps appearance “like other boys” (Schmitt, 2014). One study found that circumcision significantly decreased the incidence of phimosis, adhesions, and inflammation (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2014). However there are not enough benefits to outweigh the potential complications for it to be
Circumcision is one of the most common procedures in any hospital and one of the most controversial decisions parents make. The decision maker to have infant males circumcised is arguable. Should the child be forced to wait until he is of age to consent the procedure? Should the parents or the legal guardians of the baby continue to have the right and responsibility to make that decision for him? Male circumcision that is performed for any reason other than physical clinical need is termed non-therapeutic (or sometimes “ritual”) circumcision.
INTRODUCTION Male circumcision can be defined as surgical removal of the foreskin from the penis. Circumcision has been practiced in Africa for more than 5000 years, and in Middle East for more than 3000 years. Nowadays it is estimated that 30% of men are circumcised globally with the majority of them from Muslim countries. It is usually carried out for religious reason as well as non- religious reason such as cultural, medical, and social reasons. Male circumcision has been shown to have protective effect against many conditions such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), penile carcinoma, and infections of the urinary tract (Moses et al., 1998).
Like we said, male circumcisions are often performed because of a person’s religion or culture. Most of the time these are Islamic people, Jewish people or Christian people. But what they usually don’t think about are the possible consequences of a circumcision. During and after surgery physical complications can arise like bleedings. Ashley Montagu, Anthropologist and humanist of the year 1995, thinks male circumcision should be banned.
Some of the information that an ultrasound can give you, people will take advantage of in an unethical manner. Using an ultrasound before the child is born is a way for parents to see their upcoming family member, the doctors will use it to ensure the health and safety of the fetus at the point and time of the ultrasound. The equipment has evolved to state if a baby has some informalities that should be able to be fixed, by doing a fetus operation. According to UCSF (By Kate Vidinsky on February 09, 2011 Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida More Effective Than Operating After Birth) A fetal operation can be highly dangerous for the fetus if this process is not done correctly and can in some cases causes you to lose your child. As a fetus is very fragile you need to be very
Furthermore, it is also immoral to operate on foetus as the risk of operation is high. The effects of gene therapy are unpredictable. In spite of curing the, other mutations may also occurred. This significantly affects the growth of the child and may introduce physical and mental illness (Friedmann, 2000). Even though the idea of informed consent protect the patient right, the age of consent may hinder the possible treatment for the younger patient, who are not eligible for consent of medical
15. Should teens be allowed to get plastic surgery without parental consent? This is a tough question. On one hand, the surgery might be pointless and in spur of the moment because the teen wants to look “perfect”. Some parents really do want the best for their kids and they know whether a certain surgery is necessary or not.
It doesn’t justify the reasoning to not have an abortion on the fact that the people could have been of somewhat importance. Why bother keeping the child just for that supposedly reason that a fetus could become something of importance. Should it mean that the women conceiving the child should still have the baby even though they would die having them even if they do not know if the baby would not even have such an importance ? What if your mother had aborted you ? Well, if I'd never come into existence in the first place, I probably wouldn't have any strong feelings on the matter.