Psychological problems from genital surgery

In spite of the emails I receive from people who had surgery as children, people still express surprise that ‘minor’ surgery could affect a child throughout life.

Well, the medical profession acknowledge it too. Here’s what Wong writes in Wong’s Essentials of Pediatric Nursing, 9ed.:

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That age ties in with my childhood surgery experiences, and those of others who have been in contact.


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