- Physician’s assistant at a prenatal intake, after the mother answered that they would not be circumcising a boy.
“Your son urinated during surgery, I noticed it went to the side so I examined it. His foreskin wouldn’t retract which means he has phimosis, would you like me to circumcise him?”
-Pediatric surgeon to Mother after performing hernia surgery on a 3 month old boy.
“He needs to be hospitalized, IV antibiotics, and emergency circumcision.” – Pediatrician to mother who brought in her toddler for a suspected infection.
“We can test his urine but he doesn’t have a UTI. He needs a circumcision.” – Pediatrician to mother of 23 month old boy.
“It’s just a natural circumcision!” - Pediatrican to parents, when they asked about the appearance of their newborn baby’s penis. It was a hypospadias and baby went on to have a surgical repair.
“Don’t forget to circumcise him, so he looks like daddy.” – OB to mother, over her shoulder, as the OB was leaving the exam room after a quick late pregnancy prenatal appointment week.
Doctor: “Are you having your babies circumcised?”
Doctor: “Do you want more information on it?”
Doctor looking over the mother’s head at her husband: “Do YOU want more information on it?”
“Not circumcising is just gross.” – Childbirth educator during a childbirth class.