The biggest lie told to parents...

Kathy, an R.N. in a major East Coast hospital writes:

One of the biggest lies we've been telling parents for years is, "Babies just don't like being held down." That is so far from the truth. They scream bloody murder, or pass out from the extreme pain of circumcision.

Related reading:

If this stained circumstraint could talk:

On the ethics of registered nurses assisting in infant circumcision:

The Plastibell Lie:

The day I withdrew from nursing school:

Circumcision: a male R.N.'s perspective:

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