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what were your reasons for circumcision?

Kelsey - posted on 06/04/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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What were your reasons for having your son/sons circumcised? I could only think of a few :

Hygiene
Aesthetics
Look like dad/brothers
Medical (like Hypospadias)
Religion
Other:?

For me it was Aesthetics, to look like the other guys, hygiene, and also "other" - my doctor noted that our oldest son's glans was on the large side and thought he's be having pain and trouble in the future. It wasn't just hormonal swelling as it turns out - to this day Tyler does have a fairly big glans and I would think that had we not circumcised him after birth he would have had a lot of pain and complications in the future.
How about you?
Kelsey

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Candice - posted on 10/17/2014

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Circumcision was the norm for both of us. DH and brothers done... My brothers done... Nephews done. Cleaner, better to look at, less cancer and now less HIV risk too. No brainer for me. And yet some insist it's not to be done. That's simply stupid IMHO. And the suggestion that's it's being done less is only because there are more Hispanics here in the US now. My brother is a dr and indicates rates amongst white Americans are static and still high.

Army_Mom - posted on 07/07/2012

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Had both of my boys circumcised for Hygiene and for Looks.

A circumcised penis just looks better and I did not want my sons to feel out of place or imbarassed around other boys who are circumcised.

Erin - posted on 06/25/2011

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My husband and I chose to circumsize because of hygene. He is circumsized and since I am a woman, neither of us really know how to properly clean an uncircumsized penis. I also know that being circumsized can be healthier for my boys' future wives. My dad is uncircumsized and my mom went through a time period where she was constantly getting bladder infections from bacteria being passed between them.

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