Tammy - posted on 06/01/2009 ( 436 moms have responded )
Did you have your sons circumcised or not? If so, why? If not, why not? Discuss. This is mainly an American issue, I know. I've lived in Europe and it did affect my thinking on the topic.
I did NOT have my son circumcised for 3 reasons:
"To look like Dad" is not a compelling reason to me. To look like everyone else is also not valid anymore, in my area it's about 50/50.
There is no medical reason for routinely doing it. The reasons that people usually use are either old wives tales or are extremely rare.
I've seen it done several times and there is no way I could live with myself for doing that to an infant unless there was a life or death good reason for it.
I do think valid reasons exist, as in religious reasons or individual issues that had to be addressed. I just wondered what everyone else's experience had been. I'd also love to hear from Europeans as to what your take on this issue is.