National Minority Health Month on April, 2018: Is this world circumcision month?

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Is this world circumcision month?

Because people are waking to how evil is infant circumcision. Circumcision should be a personal choice when the person is old enough to decide for themselves. I was circumcised as a infant and wish I wasn't. Just let it be your son's decision.

The fact is that American Academy of Pediatrics is in the minority worldwide.

National Health Service (UK)

”Many people have strong views about whether circumcision should be carried out or not. It is not routinely performed in the UK because there is no clear clinical evidence to suggest that it is has any medical benefit.”

Dutch Medical Association

"The official viewpoint of KNMG and other related medical/scientific organisations is that non-therapeutic circumcision of male minors is a violation of children’s rights to autonomy and physical integrity. Contrary to popular belief, circumcision can cause complications – bleeding, infection, urethral stricture and panic attacks are particularly common. KNMG is therefore urging a strong policy of deterrence. KNMG is calling upon doctors to actively and insistently inform parents who are considering the procedure of the absence of medical benefits and the danger of complications." 2010

South African Medical Association

"from a medical point of view, there is no medical justification for routine circumcision in neonates and children." 2007

The College of Physicians Surgeons of British Columbia

"Infant male circumcision was once considered a preventive health measure and was therefore adopted extensively in Western countries. Current understanding of the benefits, risks and potential harm of this procedure, however, no longer supports this practice for prophylactic health benefit. Routine infant male circumcision performed on a healthy infant is now considered a non-therapeutic and medically unnecessary intervention.

Royal Australasian College of Physicians

"After extensive review of the literature, the Paediatrics Child Health Division of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians has concluded that there is no medical reason for routine newborn male circumcision."

does mexico have water treatment plants and free health care?

does mexico have water treatment plants and free health care?

Yes, it depends on where. Of course bottled water or boiled water can be used where there is not a good city purification system. Mexico has a national health care system with several levels. The first level is called Seguro Popular and is totally free. There are clinics in most places, though people in really remote villages may have to travel a ways to get to one. MANY poor people use Seguro Popular, but there are also many that do not. I know lots of poor people in Mexico and many do not use Seguro Popular and complain about health problems and no money to go to a private doctor...I encourage them strongly to go register for Seguro Popular. Many times those that do not have health care, simply have not put the effort in to get it. Private care is far cheaper than in the U.S. and the higher level of the national health care plan is excellent. For about $200usd a year, you can register for that plan, it covers EVERYTHING and there are clinics all over. I work with many poor people who need to be "nudged" to go sign up for the national health care plan and get the care they need. The Mexican constitution guarantees health care to all. Anyone with an emergency can go to any Hospital civil and get care free if they truly have no money....I have seen people get serious burn treatment, surgery, asthma care at these clinics for free....but they must GO. Many poor and uneducated people are shy and intimidated by any government agency, so do not go...they often cannot read and are afraid of being asked to fill out forms. These are a minority, but it happens. That case of the girl you described is not polio...sounds like Cerebral Palsy to me. There is care for children like this, but families need to register for the care and advocate for their children...insist that they see the specialist needed and get the help they need...some have a hard time doing that.

Does anyone else think that health insurance is just a big ole fraud?

Does anyone else think that health insurance is just a big ole fraud?

Profiting from sickness is morally questionable at best. A national healthcare system that is paid for by a reasonable tax is obviously much better for everyone (except the wealthy minority, but who gives a sh** about them!)

There's a consistent correlation between the amount of money people have to pay for their healthcare and the corruption of the State that they live in. In other words, you can judge how uncivilised and corrupt a State is by the way that it deals with its citizens' healthcare. Obviously the U.S. is the most uncivilised and corrupt in the western hemisphere, with the UK coming close to second. The State makes a tremendous amount of money from health insurance and thus has no incentive to makes things better for the population. It'll remain as such (or get worse) unless the people of these States do something about it.

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