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[QUOTE=Ashton'sMommy]I hope it is okay to post here. Please let me know if I am out of line here.

I am due in 8 weeks with my first child " a boy " and I am going round and round with my husband about whether to circumcise our son or not.

I am against it, he is for it.


I dont want to make this post too extremely long but the reasons I am AGAINST circumcision is because I think it is a useless surgery that takes a piece of absolutely healthy skin from a male without his consent. I also feel foreskin serves a purpose and is there for a reason. I have done alot of research and have learned all that mumbo jumbo about uti's and std's is completely untrue and that there are risks to circumcison included in those risks are 240 babies who die each year from circumcision. That is an average of 4.62 babies PER WEEK!!.
I do not want my son to be one of those babies that dies. I also do not want him to have any other problems associated with circumcisions such as buried penis, adhesions , decreased sexual sensation or feelings of hate for me because I removed part of his body without his consent.

My husband just wants him circumcised becusae he is and my husband said he will be made fun of for looking like an " anteater" in school.
My husband will not read the research and refuses to look at all of the medical risks.
Not to mention the AAP and CDC advise against circumcision.


So anyways.. my question for you guys is.......

Do you or your son(s) have any medical problems after being circumcised?
If you had a son.. would you have him circumcised?
If you are circumcised do you regret your parents decision?

If you are NOT circumcised do you wish you were?
Do you suffer any adverse effects from having your foreskin?




Please help with my ability to get past this decision.

Thanks in advance.[/QUOTE]
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Hi, I have a son who will be 29 in a few days and I signed my circumcision papers before I actually signed myself into the hospital. I discussed it with my doctor prior to his birth and was told that it is much much more hygenic then in not doing it. I felt that it was a good idea and never regretted it. I know some stances also say that it can cause sterility problems or urinary problems. I was really glad when he was 5 that it was done because we found out the opening of his penis was not large enough to pass all his urine and if I had not of had him circumsised the doctor may have just thought he wasn't shaking it or making sure he was done urinating. So my personal opinion is do it. For so many reasons but hygine alone is a big plus. Good Luck, joyshow
[QUOTE=joyshow]I know some stances also say that it can cause sterility problems or urinary problems.[/QUOTE]
Do you mean circumcision or leaving him intact can cause such problems?
[QUOTE=joyshow]I was really glad when he was 5 that it was done because we found out the opening of his penis was not large enough to pass all his urine and if I had not of had him circumsised the doctor may have just thought he wasn't shaking it or making sure he was done urinating.[/QUOTE]
Sounds like an extremely rare problem, unless it was in fact caused by meatal stenosis, a sort of ulcer that forms at the opening and one of the commonest complications of circumcision.
[QUOTE=joyshow]For so many reasons but hygine alone is a big plus.[/QUOTE]
There I'll agree to differ as I think washing is better than surgery.
Dear JAYB....Sorry I was on some runaway stage. When I discussed having my son circumsised with the doctor he told me there were studies that said it can cause sterility. I just figured if that was to happen then it would just happen. I had him circ'd. I had to laugh after our posts as my son told me he was out to see his dad and his dad's new wife.....and dad told him he did something down there and had to get circ'd....the man is 54 so you know that hurt, and his dad said he would rather lose an arm then go through that again. Serves the bum right.......oops...not nice but then neither is he. I accept and hope you do too.....Hugs,





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