That’s why there’s wine at the bris, nudnick

July 20, 2006

ScienceDaily: Doctors Treating Pain From Circumcision More Seriously

One of the first things most little boys in the U.S. experience is something they’ll never remember – circumcision – but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a painful experience. The debate over whether infants feel pain has ended, and the positive conclusion is catching up with obstetrical, pediatric and family physician training programs, 97 percent of which now learn effective pain relief techniques for circumcision. Just 10 years ago, only 71 percent learned how to ease pain during the brief surgical procedure.

Ummm, about freakin’ time.

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