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September 01, 1989 - Image 83

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-09-01

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RoepeR

THE SCHOOL FOR GIFTED STUDENTS

chose to circumcise their
infants.
For one thing, doctors final-
ly woke 'up to the fact that
newborns do feel pain. As any
Jewish parent can testify, cir-
cumcision hurts. In dry medi-
cal fashion, the American
Academy of Pediatrics noted,
"Infants undergoing circum-
cision without anesthesia
demonstrate physiologic
responses suggesting that
they are experiencing pain.
Behavioral changes include a
cry pattern indicating dis-
tress during the circumcision
procedure and changes in ac-
tivity (irritability, varying
'sleep patterns) and in infant-
maternal interaction for the
first few hours after cirumci-
sion."
Most babies, of course, suf-
fer nothing more than a few
hours of transient pain but
even so, Gentile parents
hesitated to subject their in-
fants to medically unneces-
sary distress. Besides, local
anesthesia, while available in
the form of dorsal penile
nerve block, carries its own
small risk of complications
from hematoma and skin
necrosis (tissue death), and
most pediatricians have only
limited experience with it.
Consequently, it appeared un-
til only a few months ago that
. circumcision would soon
resume its status as the un-
mistakable mark of the Jew-
ish man.
But not so fast. The Amer-
ican Academy of Pediatrics
has just revised its official
recommendations, and the
debate is heating up again.
Not that the medical estab-
lishment has reverted to its
previous enthusiasm for cir-
cumcision as a universal
panacea, but parents are be-
ing urged today to consider
the potential medical benefits
as well as the inherent disad-
vantages and risks of circum-
cision.
According to Dr. Donald
Schiff, president of the Acad-
emy, doctors should neither
condemn nor actively encour-
age the operation for non-
Jewish infants, but they
should point out all the pros
and cons. Certainly parents
ought to consider the follow-
ing evidence before they
make an irreversible decision:
Urinary Tract Infection.
In 1985, U.S. Army doctors
found that uncircumcised
males suffer from urinary
tract infections 10 times more
frequently than circumcised
males. Longitudinal studies
support that conclusion: as
circumcision has abated over
the past 10 years, the in-
cidence of urinary tract infec-
tion has increased in direct
proportion. The Academy

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CHILDREN DESERVE A CHALLENGE
Pre-school through 12th Grade
Roeper School has .. .











sensitive/concerned teachers
individualized curriculum
a challenging academic program
a child-centered philosophy
a developmental approach
emphasis on creativity
small classes
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