Needles and coins – the strange world of medical mementos
My daughter recently had her infant son circumcised in Canada. I was surprised by the look of absolute horror in the eyes of some of my friends when I told them.
Equally surprising to me was a question posed by my daughter’s nurse after the procedure. Did she want to retain the foreskin?
I was shocked by the suggestion, as was my daughter. Do people actually want it? Yes, a number do, it seems. (My daughter was also asked if she wanted the placenta after delivery. She declined both offers.)
Obviously I am not keeping up with modern surgical