Star - posted on 06/26/2011 ( 152 moms have responded )
What percentage of boys, these days are still getting circumcised? I have 2 boys, a 12 and 2 year old (both not circumcised). My 12 year old was when I was a young, single mother. I did not have him circumcised primarily due to not being able to afford it, but also not liking the idea of it happening to him. When deciding on whether or not to have it done to my now 2 year old, my husband was ‘for it’ (being circumcised himself) but my oldest didn’t want his brother to be different than him. So we opted against it. My husband is growing more and more concerned that we didn’t do it. His main concern is the social implications it may have on them (teasing/locker rooms/dating/etc). Having talked with our 12 year old, who understands the difference, has said he’d be interested in doing it- if there was no pain involved and expressed that he wished I did it when he was a baby.
The pediatrian says that getting circumcised is becoming less common these days and I was just curious if that were true. I’m torn on whether or not circumcise them now (better late than never?) or just let it be a decision they make as an adult. How many boys out there are circumcised?