A very rare condition:
Originally Posted by lyons19901
"The Finnish National Board of Health provided national case records for the year 1970 for both phimosis and paraphimosis. A total of 409 cases was reported for males 15 years and older,which represents only 2/100ths of 1% (0.023%) of the total male population in that age group. [In other words, less than 3 in 10,000.] This means that 99.97% did NOT develop a problem. Moreover, according to Finnish authorities, only a fraction of the reported cases required surgery - a number too small to reliably estimate."
- Edward Wallerstein, Circumcision: An American Health Fallacy p.128
"Dr Mark Reiss of Doctors Opposing Circumcision reports:
In August of 2007 I got a phone call and several emails from a distraught young man in his 20s, in which he complained of phimosis, the degree of which was affecting his ability to have and maintain an erection and causing embarrassment in his sex life. He seemed to be profoundly depressed. Of course all the urologists he saw recommended circumcision, but he wisely contacted a number of us, who recommended Dr. Michael Beauge's stretching technique:
I just got the following email from him, which is very gratifying. I recommend that his experience be cited for similar situations.
Hello, Dr. Reiss
I am the young man who contacted you over a year ago about having phimosis.
The study I read about Dr. Michel Beauge was incredible and very profound. Especially his analysis on certain conservative cultural tendencies toward self-stimulation.
The method that Dr. Beauge implies in his paper worked wonderfully for me.
I was relieved 110% [sic] of my phimosis and it is absolutely incredible. My personal life has improved dramatically.
My stance against pre-emptive non-therapeutic circumcision has become more solidified after having applied the Beauge method.
I just wanted to let you know that anyone who has phimosis should definetely try the Beauge method."
Phimosis and Forcible Retraction
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