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Circumcision risk

You have a boy, you get him circumcised. How much simpler can it be, right?

In the USA and a few other places circumcision is seen as essential for hygiene, and what could be safer, particular when done to a baby. Just how safe is circumcision?

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Which do you think is the riskier procedure?

67% (27) Circumcising an 8-day old baby boy.
32% (13) Piercing the ears of an 8-day old baby girl.

40 voters have answered this question.

Suppose there are only two qualified professionals in town that perform circumcisions. One is covered by your health plan but has a bad reputation. The other has a better reputation but is not covered. How much more would you be willing to spend to get your son circumcised by the better doctor?

43% (18) I would not get him circumcised.
7% (3) Would not even pay $1 more
2% (1) Would pay up to $10 more
12% (5) Would pay $100 more
24% (10) Would pay $1000 more
9% (4) Would pay $10000+!

41 voters have answered this question.

How much more dangerous do you think it is for a boy to get circumcised at 8-years-old than at 8-days-old?

40% (16) The risk is the same.
5% (2) The risk is double.
12% (5) The risk is triple.
15% (6) The risk is more than five-times as great!
27% (11) The risk is actually less.

40 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2016-03-15 05:51:57 by fdostoevski
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