Im having a boy, Circumsion or no? Pros and Cons

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Kristen - posted on 07/15/2009

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As a nurse, I always tell parents that if you are undecided, it is generally best to do what ever dad is. That way the child doesn't feel weird or different from dad. There are many pros and cons to both sides. I choose to have my boys circ. The children/men that I have seen had this procedure done later in life have had much more pain than an infant shows, and may more complications.

LaCi - posted on 07/15/2009

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Quoting ryan:

I have a boy, and let his father make the decision to have him circumsized. While there is no solid medical reason to be circumsized, men who are not have a slightly greater chance to develope/pass on std's and other infections as adults. Men who are not also are at risk for a foreskin related medical problem such as phimosis, and these can be very painful and can only be fixed by circumcision as an adult which can be cary painful. All that said, a good friend of mine was not circumcized and he has had no related health issues. It really boils down to personal choice.


 



The studies on circumcision and STD's were conducted in Africa. The most recent in Uganda in which they simply compared tribes that promote circumcision with tribes that do not promote circumcision.



These "studies" are ridiculous and I can just as easily say compare the US std rate with that of Sweden and prove the exact opposite. 



 



That being said-there were 3 studies in Africa, one said there MAY be a correlation between circumcision and lowered risk of STDs, one said there is NOT a correlation between circumcision and risk of contracting STD's, and the most recent in Uganda said they may be 25% less likely of contracting Herpes in these tribes that promote circumcision.



 



Medical studies are worthless unless they take other factors into consideration as well, like the medical care and education provided to each tribe, the social habits of each tribe, the promiscuity of each individual counted in the study. 



 



None of these studies were CONTROLLED. Not once was there ever a control group, there was no experiment to test any theory. All that happened was some guy that happened to have a PhD looked at a few different tribes and noted that some of these guys didn't have herpes. Absolutely ridiculous, and this is considered science? Have we gone backward a thousand years?



 



You know what you WILL reduce the risk of? a urinary tract infection. Whoopitydo. Phimosis can occur in ANY penis, uncut or cut, doesn't matter. There is only a 1/100 chance a natural male will end up with phimosis, and even LESS of a chance that it will require medical attention. Also, in addition to rarely requiring medical attention there are other ways of treating phimosis than circumcision. 



 



 



 

LaCi - posted on 07/15/2009

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Quoting Heather:

yeah of course not, but circumcision is nothing similar to that


Child abuse is child abuse. 



 



Cosmetic surgery on an infant? child abuse. 



Beating with a pole? child abuse. 



 



Female circumcision=illegal. Male circumcision=legal? how is this a fair society. 



A boy actually sued his parents for circumcising him at birth-and he won. 



 



Circumcision should be illegal. You are performing an unnecessary procedure on someone who is unable to consent. You couldn't force your 2 year old daughter to get breast implants because its "more attractive" and "now she won't have to do it when she's older"



Abuse.

LaCi - posted on 07/15/2009

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Quoting Vicky:

WHOA!!!!!!!!! Total misinformation here!!!!!! One mom said that if they go in the Army they will do it then. That is bullshit. My oldest is in the Army(8 years now) , my middle son is in the Air Force(3 years now)...THEY DO NOT CIRCUMSIZE YOU. Where do you get this crap from? Do you just make it up to prove your point?







Hopefully you weren't talking about my post. I couldn't find anything else mentioning the military, just in case you were talking about my post I'll go ahead and repeat for clarity.








 








Men were circumcised, almost a century ago, in the US military to prevent STDs. There was no real basis for doing this and needless to say-it didn't prevent anything. However-men fearing for their sons started having the circumcised at birth. The tradition was continued for no reason, other than people just assumed thats what they were supposed to do, a lot of misinformation got around about uncut penises, and americans are still perpetuating the misinformation.








 








In no way was I saying men had to be circumcised to join the military. I wouldn't want anyone to somehow interpret my post that way. I was just pointing out americans are misinformed, and how all this misinformation began.










LaCi, there was another poster at some point  that said something about how you should get your kid circ'd, and that you have to think about them later in life and gave military as an example.  (LOL personally, I thought, well maybe that will be a reason for him NOT to go into the military and that's fine by me!  Ha!)  Anyway, I'm pretty positive that it wasn't in response to anything you said.





Oh okay. Just had to be sure :)

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Don't do it. Why would you perform a cosmetic surgery on a newborn?? If it's an issue of personal preference, it should be your SON'S preference. He can always choose to have it done when he's older, there is no need to do it now. If he ends up having problems with urinary tract infections, etc. (highly unlikely in any event), you can always do it IF he has problems. I have two infant boys and they are both uncircumsized -- there is no "special" care required. A foreskin is not a birth defect!!

Ryan - posted on 07/15/2009

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I have a boy, and let his father make the decision to have him circumsized. While there is no solid medical reason to be circumsized, men who are not have a slightly greater chance to develope/pass on std's and other infections as adults. Men who are not also are at risk for a foreskin related medical problem such as phimosis, and these can be very painful and can only be fixed by circumcision as an adult which can be cary painful. All that said, a good friend of mine was not circumcized and he has had no related health issues. It really boils down to personal choice.

Shanda - posted on 07/15/2009

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Quoting Kerry:

Hi Cami, I am going to reply to 2 of your questions. #1 I think circumcition is a good idea for cleanliness. I had a son born with a condition called hypospadias. He needed to have reconstructive surgery when he got older so the doctors did not circumsize him so that they could use the skin when they did the surgury. Needless to say he got an infection at about 4 months. He had not been cleaned well. Also I deal with the geriatric population and when I have to pull the skin back to clean it can be painful if they have swelling from one condition or another. Also if you do not pull the skin back over the tip you can cause a circulation problem. So that is my take on that. Then I saw another question just as I clicked on this one. I do not think you should allow your husband to go to a strip club. I could give you my Christian beliefs about thi, but I will not do that. I beleive a man should love his wife and his wife only. I feel that when he goes to a club he is lusting after another, and this is not a good thing. I also feel this will hurt your relationship with him. If not right away it will work at your self esteem. Us women have enough issues with out adding the issue of having to compete with that, or at least feeling like we have to. I would not demand that he not go, because he will want to go all that much more just to prove you are not the boss of him. Set him down and let him know how you feel and request he not go to these places. If he chooses to then you have to decide how to handle it from that point. This is a hard road cause we can not control anothers actions, we can only hope that by relaying our feelings they will make choices with that in mind. Good luck, and God Bless. Kerry



So, it sounds like you were retracting your son's foreskin to clean it?  THAT is why he got an infection.  NOT because he wasn't circ'd but because YOU were messing with it.  Why in the world would you say "needless to say"?  Maybe you should have looked into how to clean an uncircumcised infant's penis and then he wouldn't have gotten the infection.

Shanda - posted on 07/15/2009

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Quoting LaCi:



Quoting Vicky:

WHOA!!!!!!!!! Total misinformation here!!!!!! One mom said that if they go in the Army they will do it then. That is bullshit. My oldest is in the Army(8 years now) , my middle son is in the Air Force(3 years now)...THEY DO NOT CIRCUMSIZE YOU. Where do you get this crap from? Do you just make it up to prove your point?





Hopefully you weren't talking about my post. I couldn't find anything else mentioning the military, just in case you were talking about my post I'll go ahead and repeat for clarity.






 






Men were circumcised, almost a century ago, in the US military to prevent STDs. There was no real basis for doing this and needless to say-it didn't prevent anything. However-men fearing for their sons started having the circumcised at birth. The tradition was continued for no reason, other than people just assumed thats what they were supposed to do, a lot of misinformation got around about uncut penises, and americans are still perpetuating the misinformation.






 






In no way was I saying men had to be circumcised to join the military. I wouldn't want anyone to somehow interpret my post that way. I was just pointing out americans are misinformed, and how all this misinformation began.






LaCi, there was another poster at some point  that said something about how you should get your kid circ'd, and that you have to think about them later in life and gave military as an example.  (LOL personally, I thought, well maybe that will be a reason for him NOT to go into the military and that's fine by me!  Ha!)  Anyway, I'm pretty positive that it wasn't in response to anything you said.

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What if a mother truly believes her daughter's labia should be removed for the sake of cleanliness - less extra skin to worry about keeping clean?

LaCi - posted on 07/15/2009

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Quoting Katie:

bottom line for everyone on here ...
its personal preference & what you belive.
no need to knock other mothers for what they are or arnt doing : )


If a mother truly believes her child should be beaten with a metal pole it doesnt make it okay because that is her personal preference. 

Heather - posted on 07/15/2009

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the thing about the strip club is rediculous. I go with my hubby to strip clubs once in a while....maybe you are insecure

Kerry - posted on 07/15/2009

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Hi Cami, I am going to reply to 2 of your questions. #1 I think circumcition is a good idea for cleanliness. I had a son born with a condition called hypospadias. He needed to have reconstructive surgery when he got older so the doctors did not circumsize him so that they could use the skin when they did the surgury. Needless to say he got an infection at about 4 months. He had not been cleaned well. Also I deal with the geriatric population and when I have to pull the skin back to clean it can be painful if they have swelling from one condition or another. Also if you do not pull the skin back over the tip you can cause a circulation problem. So that is my take on that. Then I saw another question just as I clicked on this one. I do not think you should allow your husband to go to a strip club. I could give you my Christian beliefs about thi, but I will not do that. I beleive a man should love his wife and his wife only. I feel that when he goes to a club he is lusting after another, and this is not a good thing. I also feel this will hurt your relationship with him. If not right away it will work at your self esteem. Us women have enough issues with out adding the issue of having to compete with that, or at least feeling like we have to. I would not demand that he not go, because he will want to go all that much more just to prove you are not the boss of him. Set him down and let him know how you feel and request he not go to these places. If he chooses to then you have to decide how to handle it from that point. This is a hard road cause we can not control anothers actions, we can only hope that by relaying our feelings they will make choices with that in mind. Good luck, and God Bless. Kerry

LaCi - posted on 07/15/2009

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Quoting Vicky:

WHOA!!!!!!!!! Total misinformation here!!!!!! One mom said that if they go in the Army they will do it then. That is bullshit. My oldest is in the Army(8 years now) , my middle son is in the Air Force(3 years now)...THEY DO NOT CIRCUMSIZE YOU. Where do you get this crap from? Do you just make it up to prove your point?


Hopefully you weren't talking about my post. I couldn't find anything else mentioning the military, just in case you were talking about my post I'll go ahead and repeat for clarity.



 



Men were circumcised, almost a century ago, in the US military to prevent STDs. There was no real basis for doing this and needless to say-it didn't prevent anything. However-men fearing for their sons started having the circumcised at birth. The tradition was continued for no reason, other than people just assumed thats what they were supposed to do, a lot of misinformation got around about uncut penises, and americans are still perpetuating the misinformation.



 



In no way was I saying men had to be circumcised to join the military. I wouldn't want anyone to somehow interpret my post that way. I was just pointing out americans are misinformed, and how all this misinformation began.

LaCi - posted on 07/15/2009

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Quoting Tiffany:

Circumsion is not only for religious purposes. Hygenically speaking it's better, contrary to Chenoa's comment you are prone to infections when not circumsized as well as a bad odor if not kept clean. Circumsion is best done when your child is very young preferably before you leave the hospital, later in life it is much too painful and a longer recovery time. But it is a personal preference.


I'm not a fan of the smell of vaginas, Which is why I avoid them and stick to men. If you don't like the way a man smells maybe you should avoid penis and stick to women. You do have that option.



The difference in rates of infection with circumcised and uncircumcised penises is negligible. 



Females a far more likely to get infections than uncircumcised males, and yet we don't mutilate their genitals to prevent it.

Katie - posted on 07/15/2009

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bottom line for everyone on here ...

its personal preference & what you belive.

no need to knock other mothers for what they are or arnt doing : )

Vicky - posted on 07/15/2009

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WHOA!!!!!!!!! Total misinformation here!!!!!! One mom said that if they go in the Army they will do it then. That is bullshit. My oldest is in the Army(8 years now) , my middle son is in the Air Force(3 years now)...THEY DO NOT CIRCUMSIZE YOU. Where do you get this crap from? Do you just make it up to prove your point?

Laurie - posted on 07/15/2009

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we don't have either of our sons circumcised we feel that its not really necessary and a little barbaric but thats just our opinion it really is up to you if you make sure that he keeps it clean it shouldn't be a problem that said my older brother had a bad infection when he was 12 and ended up getting circumcised anyway that said he is the most unhygienic person i know hope this helps

Pat - posted on 07/15/2009

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Circumsized is much cleaner! I know many kids who have had to have it done at a later age and the bigger they get, the more painful it is. My baby had it done in the hospital so roughly 10 minutes of screaming (very painful for mom and dad), but absolutely no pain whatsoever because they can keep the gauze thing on for 24 hours and then it falls right off. Bacteria and other items can accumulate in the extra skin of the foreskin (protects the head of the penis) making the boy/man very succeptable to STDs, and painful infections. The un-circumsized penis is more sensitive though so if it is kept clean, this can be very pleasurable for the man. It's totally up to you and your husband.

Danielle - posted on 07/15/2009

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I have a two year old i said yes because his father didn't get his done until he was like 18 and it was sooo painful.....I say you should get it done when there a baby its less painful for them.....My nephew did not get circumsised and his mom regrets it..

Danielle - posted on 07/15/2009

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I have a two year old i said yes because his father didn't get his done until he was like 18 and it was sooo painful.....I say you should get it done when there a baby its less painful for them.....My nephew did not get circumsised and his mom regrets it..

Rena - posted on 07/15/2009

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My father-in-law wasn't - and he has had problems with constant infections! I have two boys and they were both done. One is 10 and the other 13 and I am positive that they don't remember it!!

Renee - posted on 07/15/2009

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totally your choice...i had my son done at 3 weeks and he wasnt in any pain,he didnt even cry when it was done...good luck with your choice.

LaCi - posted on 07/15/2009

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Quoting Crystal :

I say yes. I have two boys they both had it done. It only hurts them a little for 5 days if you do it at birth. My doctor says if they are older and premiscous it helps prevent them from getting std's. And have you ever seen an uncirumsized penis. I watched discovery channel and seen picture of greeks who don't have the precedure it looks pretty yucky. So for your childs future wife it is a good idea to.


Oh and by the way, there have been 3 studies that I know of on circumcision and STDS. 



 



All three were involving SUBSAHARAN AFRICA. 



 



And although NO study I've seen is reliable, they had mixed results. So now we have three different studies in third world countries telling us "maybe circumcision prevents stds.... oh wait! maybe not...."



 



The original reason for mass circumcision in the US was to prevent soldiers from getting STDs, since they had been injured by sex more than bullets at the time. And it didn't work, but since the men had to be circumcised as adults, they wanted their sons done at birth to avoid the pain they would suffer when they joined the military. 



It isn't relevant anymore. 



Compare the rates of STDs in the US to the rates in SWEDEN. 



Circumcision is ridiculous, unnecessary, and wrong.

Makasha - posted on 07/15/2009

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I believe its personal preference. I have 2 boys, both had it done. Now, I read that its easier to keep clean if there is a circumcision. Also, you could avoid having it done later in life (when it is more painful). I know of a boy who did not get his done until he was about 5, the foreskin started to grow over the top. Needless to say it was more painful for him.



I hope this helps.

Renia - posted on 07/15/2009

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i have two boys and the doc. said if their daddy is it best that they are so they look the same and also my uncle was not and at the age of 37 he had to be done

Cath - posted on 07/15/2009

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only do it for medical reasons recommended by your doctor...otherwise leave well alone!!

Cath - posted on 07/15/2009

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only do it for medical reasons recommended by your doctor...otherwise leave well alone!!

Carlene - posted on 07/15/2009

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Yes. Some people, including some doctors, will tell you it is senseless and painful. But I know that it is cleaner and safer for the child. I have seen uncircumcised boys in church nursery whose skin had grown almost together over the end of the penis and caused infection and filth and rashes and no end of suffering. I believe the child will thank you in the long run if you have him circumcised. I have three sons who were all circumcised, and I would never have it any other way. The pain was momentary, and they didn't seem to suffer any more afterwards. As long as you are gentle and keep them clean, they are just fine.

Michelle - posted on 07/15/2009

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Quoting Jessica:

Yes, definitely do it. Without medicaid or anything like that, it only cost $50. If your son wants to join the army or anything wen he gets older, they will do it then, and trust me it will hurt 100x more. Also, it is healthier, so no infections under the skin. Plus, would you wanna be with a guy that is uncircumsized? It is really weird looking, and you want him to have a gf when he gets of age. Things to think about.....



What a load of crap........They do still get infections...And yes why wouldnt i want to be with a guy who isnt circumsized???? HOW SHALLOW ARE YOU ? Its not weird looking its NORMAL ....All my male relitives never had any trouble with finding girlfriends and shockingly there not circumsized ...lucky where i live We Are Not as shallow As YOU... I hope you child/ren dont grow up with you attitude and ignorance.

Laurie - posted on 07/14/2009

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And please, research "bloodless bris" ceremonies. It doesn't pertain to me since I'm Christian instead of Jewish, but those that I know that are certainly were thankful they found out about this option.

Laurie - posted on 07/14/2009

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Quoting Sarah:



Quoting LaCi:




Quoting Kathy:

yes i think u should i know a man that had to get it done in his later years it was so painful for him







And I'm going to have to have my tonsils removed in a month, apparently this is extremely shitty as an adult. Should I have had them removed at birth to prevent the slight possibility I may need them removed?








 








I may end up with breast cancer one day. May as well remove my breasts now. 








 








I may have labia cancer one day... get those snipped off too. 








 








farrah fawcett had anal cancer? can we remove the anus? hmmm.....








 








OO new idea, I'll just remove my HEAD, then all possible future infections or cancers will be prevented.









I had to have my appendix out when i was 18......maybe they should remove those at birth too?! ;)






let's not forget the gall bladder. mine almost burst after my second child was born, so i required emergency surgery to remove it. Think of how much easier it would have been on my to take care of my newborn daughter after her birth if I'd had that pesky "extra" removed at birth!



 



how about removing our eyelids at birth, so we don't ever have an eyelash fall in them? You know that hurts too...



 



Oh, and I don't agree with chopping off 2 fingers to make there only be 8 LaCi, But chopping off all the ENDS of our fingers makes so much more sense. you know, to prevent a hangnail and make sure we don't have to clean under our nails?!?  ;)



 



/sarcasm

Tiffany - posted on 07/14/2009

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Circumsion is not only for religious purposes. Hygenically speaking it's better, contrary to Chenoa's comment you are prone to infections when not circumsized as well as a bad odor if not kept clean. Circumsion is best done when your child is very young preferably before you leave the hospital, later in life it is much too painful and a longer recovery time. But it is a personal preference.

Jessica - posted on 07/14/2009

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Yes, definitely do it. Without medicaid or anything like that, it only cost $50. If your son wants to join the army or anything wen he gets older, they will do it then, and trust me it will hurt 100x more. Also, it is healthier, so no infections under the skin. Plus, would you wanna be with a guy that is uncircumsized? It is really weird looking, and you want him to have a gf when he gets of age. Things to think about.....

Mrs. - posted on 07/14/2009

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My son is 2 1/2 yr.'s old... and I don't regret opting not to have him cercumsized.... If he choses he can have it done when he is oldenough to decide on his own.

Marilyn - posted on 07/14/2009

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I would say yes. Less chance of medical issues in the future. Children can be cruel and might tease him.

Traci - posted on 07/14/2009

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My husband is, and so we decided together to get it done.. It was done to our son when he was 2 days old and was healed up when he was like 1 1/2 weeks old and he had no problems at all. He is almost 3 now and he has never had any problems. just a normal boy.

Shanda - posted on 07/14/2009

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Quoting tracey:

yes ur boy needs to b fix its best for him and as he gets older he can ake of himself better if u know what i mean it will b just easy i have two boys and they r fix its not bad at all do it God Bless you



Oh LORD.  You make it sound like you are neutering a cat.  They do NOT need to be "fixed".  There is nothing wrong with them to begin with, they do not need to be mutilated.

Tracey - posted on 07/14/2009

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yes ur boy needs to b fix its best for him and as he gets older he can ake of himself better if u know what i mean it will b just easy i have two boys and they r fix its not bad at all do it God Bless you

Vicky - posted on 07/14/2009

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All of my boys are now grown men (except my 13 year old) and as I said they've had no problems with their uncircumsized penises. I've also read a little miss information on this thread. As someone with the experience of four sons with foreskin I can tell you I did not pull the foreskin back every diaper change. Only if poop got up in there. Come on people, 4 grown sons...no infections ever? That's not a fluke , that's common sense.

Casey - posted on 07/14/2009

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There just isn't a reason to get it done anymore. There are vaccines against cervical cancer bug which is less likely to be passed by circumsied men and the whole aids debate well wear a condom verses genital mutilation? My choice was easy and getting your child done so they wont have to get it done later doesn't make sense. Yes they are less likely to remember but I have had plenty of painful experiences in my life, I lived I'm quite sure it can't be that bad and if it is then why put your 5 week old through it. Also its no longer the norm so if kids do see anything as different it will be the circumsied not the other way round. For the look of it (I shudder at this) they do it very differently now so it looks different from the way your husbands and boyfriends look. Would you get your daughter to have her breasts done noooo!!!! Why do similar to your son?

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Quoting Crystal :

I say yes. I have two boys they both had it done. It only hurts them a little for 5 days if you do it at birth. My doctor says if they are older and premiscous it helps prevent them from getting std's. And have you ever seen an uncirumsized penis. I watched discovery channel and seen picture of greeks who don't have the precedure it looks pretty yucky. So for your childs future wife it is a good idea to.


As the wife of a man who isn't circumcised, I can tell you circumcising baby boys isn't doing their future wives any favors. The foreskin has a purpose in sex, for the benefit of both the man and the woman. And if circumicsion prevents STD's, why are the disease rates so much higher in America than in European countries where the circumcision rates are low? I'd say condoms are a better bet for protection from disease.

Crystal - posted on 07/14/2009

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I say yes. I have two boys they both had it done. It only hurts them a little for 5 days if you do it at birth. My doctor says if they are older and premiscous it helps prevent them from getting std's. And have you ever seen an uncirumsized penis. I watched discovery channel and seen picture of greeks who don't have the precedure it looks pretty yucky. So for your childs future wife it is a good idea to.

Casey - posted on 07/14/2009

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There just isn't a reason to get it done anymore. There are vaccines against cervical cancer bug which is less likely to be passed by circumsied men and the whole aids debate well wear a condom verses genital mutilation? My choice was easy and getting your child done so they wont have to get it done later doesn't make sense. Yes they are less likely to remember but I have had plenty of painful experiences in my life, I lived I'm quite sure it can't be that bad and if it is then why put your 5 week old through it. Also its no longer the norm so if kids do see anything as different it will be the circumsied not the other way round. For the look of it (I shudder at this) they do it very differently now so it looks different from the way your husbands and boyfriends look. Would you get your daughter to have her breasts done noooo!!!! Why do similar to your son?

Julie - posted on 07/14/2009

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Quoting Nicole:

Seriously these women on here are really quite rude! My husband has an uncircumsized (the way it was meant to be) penis and there is nothing gross about it, when they get circumsized the skin still pulls over the top to cover the head for protection, that's what it's there for! I agree, that if some women thinks it is gross, she would not be good enough for my son either! Think about it, it's the most sensitive part of the penis, how would that feel to get chopped off....exactly, we don't do it to girls! It is there for a reason! The decision is yours, but please don't base it off of appearance!



You are right, rude is right, this is the first time I'm using the Mom's forum, people have nothing better to do than judge other's for their decisions.  This was not titled let's debate this topic it was did you or would you, not hit quote on another's reply.  I too have a DH who is uncircumsized and nothing about him grossed me out or made me feel he was different in any way.  it was about the love, not about how he looked.  If people are shallow enough to live that way, then there really must be a perfect world somewhere and I'd like to find it too.



 



And I agree with you on all aspects, please let's respect eachother.  The European nations have right, there are more countries that DO NOT than do.

Julie - posted on 07/14/2009

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No! We didn't for either child. My husbands family is from Germany, my husband isn't and we did not want our children to be. the thought of it being done on my child made me ill, I couldn't imagine no matter how old or young a person is having that done done there. There are no proven medical reasons for having this done, my husband, his family, my sons, nobody that we know have ever had any infections or problems later in life because of this. Go with your own feelings and don't let anyone sway you whatever your choice is. Everyone is entitled to their own choices for their children.

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Quoting Alison:




Quoting JEANNETTE:

HEY CAMI! I HAVE A SON AND HE'S 3YRS OLD. WHEN HE WAS BORN I DECIDED TO GET HIS PENIS CIRCUMIZED. IT'S REALLY THE BEST DECISION TO MAKE. TO AVOID INFECTION PLEASE DO SO. WHEN LITTLE BOYS ARE NOT CIRCUMIZED THEY USUALLY HAVE OR GET ALOT OF GERMS AND INFECTED AREA. IF YOU DONT GET IT DONE EVERY CHANGE IF DIAPER YOU HAVE TO CONSTANTLY PULL IT BACK AND MAKE SURE IT'S CLEAN AT ALL TIME. WITH MY SON I AM ALWAY S MAKING SURE HIS PRIVATE IS DEEPLY CLEANED. AS TO A MOTHER OF TWO WITH EXPERIENCE TO YOU BEST OF LUCK:)








I am not anti circumcision and I totally respect your choice. However, where did you get other stuff from?








Since when do MOST un-circ'ed boys USUALLY HAVE OR GET ALOT OF GERMS AND INFECTED AREA? And since when do you have to CONSTANTLY PULL IT BACK. You are never supposed to pull it back until it goes back naturally when they are about school age. I was told my information at a pre-natal class and by midwives and my own personal expericence of taking care of a boy who has not been circed.








If you had you boy circed then by all means promote the proceedure if you wish. I just don't see how you can comment on something that you have no experience of like looking after an uncircumcised boy. I'm not attacking you personally so please don't take it the wrong way. I've seen several posts like this and I'm just trying put the correct info out there and your post was the one that caught my eye.









 






 






Do people realise the foreskin is still attached to the head of the penis until they're about 4 or older? You do not pull back a baby's foreskin & clean it because you can't. You only start cleaning under the foreskin once it is movable.....





No, in America at least, they do not. Circumcision had been so prevalent here for so long that there's a lot of misinformation out there. That's why there are so many women posting that the natural penis is hard to keep clean or prone to infection. I'm not sure how people came up with the idea that the foreskin should be pulled back, and they don't seem to realize that is will actually cause problems.

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