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    Quote Originally Posted by becandabub View Post
    I've been reading but not posting - this is quite interesting to me. I just wondered - why would someone want to circ their kid "down the track"? I know a guy who wasn't but had so many infections when he became sexually active that at 21 he elected to have it done. The pain this guy went through was unimaginable. It was so bad that DP & I have decided if we have a boy we will circ - I don't want my kid finding himself in that position later when a quick procedure that he won't remember could prevent it.
    I sometime think this child's right to choose debate is a little difficult to back up - if it's a tiny baby's right to choose, then what is the parent's role? Surely it is our role to act in what we believe a child's best interest is - for some, circ, for others, not. It isn't the baby's choice, whatever you choose, it was your choice in the interest of your child, & it was driven by adult opinions & views. My parents made a lot of choices on my behalf I don't agree with but they did the best they could at the time, & that was their role as my folks.
    Are you also going to get your baby's tonsils and appendix removed, just in case? They can be painful too if something goes wrong later on in life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Are you also going to get your baby's tonsils and appendix removed, just in case? They can be painful too if something goes wrong later on in life.
    I WISH someone took my tonsils when I was a baby. Would have saved a great deal of pain as a kid that's for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Are you also going to get your baby's tonsils and appendix removed, just in case? They can be painful too if something goes wrong later on in life.
    I would. I'm still fighting with tonsillitis every 3 weeks (stays for a good 10 days) with my DD and I can't wait for her to have her tonsils removed.

    In hindsight, if someone had offered that service at birth, no hesitation at all.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tasha1984 View Post
    I would. I'm still fighting with tonsillitis every 3 weeks (stays for a good 10 days) with my DD and I can't wait for her to have her tonsils removed.

    In hindsight, if someone had offered that service at birth, no hesitation at all.


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    Agreed

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Are you also going to get your baby's tonsils and appendix removed, just in case? They can be painful too if something goes wrong later on in life.
    You know what's funny, I asked my grandmother if my uncles were done & why. She said yes, and that she did it because she saw the pain her brother went through... I asked, so why didn't you remove your daughters breasts - they could get cancer... We now don't talk about circ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    Are you also going to get your baby's tonsils and appendix removed, just in case? They can be painful too if something goes wrong later on in life.
    Actually I was admitted to hospital 4 times with 40 degree fevers as a result of tonsilitis in my early twenties. So yep, if I thought it was the best way to protect my child from suffering such pain then I'd do it. I'm not asking you to share my view - I'm indicating that we all do what we think is best for our kid, and it's not for anyone to judge anyone else in these kinds of personal choice matters.

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    Why oh why has a thread asking a simple question whether you have your son done or not always end up with the discussion of removal of other body parts.

    Quote Originally Posted by becandabub View Post
    I'm not asking you to share my view - I'm indicating that we all do what we think is best for our kid, and it's not for anyone to judge anyone else in these kinds of personal choice matters.
    I couldn't agree more

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    My son is done. I am not ashamed at all we had our reason and are very happy we made the right choice. Whilst we didn't get him done 'just in case' I agree with the above that I wish someone had removed my appendix as a baby. Getting appendicits at 19 was absolutely torturous pain and then all the complications it caused. There is a history of severe sudden.appendicits in my family so yeah if there was an option to prevent that for my children I would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by becandabub View Post
    I've been reading but not posting - this is quite interesting to me. I just wondered - why would someone want to circ their kid "down the track"? I know a guy who wasn't but had so many infections when he became sexually active that at 21 he elected to have it done. The pain this guy went through was unimaginable. It was so bad that DP & I have decided if we have a boy we will circ - I don't want my kid finding himself in that position later when a quick procedure that he won't remember could prevent it.
    I sometime think this child's right to choose debate is a little difficult to back up - if it's a tiny baby's right to choose, then what is the parent's role? Surely it is our role to act in what we believe a child's best interest is - for some, circ, for others, not. It isn't the baby's choice, whatever you choose, it was your choice in the interest of your child, & it was driven by adult opinions & views. My parents made a lot of choices on my behalf I don't agree with but they did the best they could at the time, & that was their role as my folks.
    The chances of developing infections to the point of the friend you mentioned it quite rare, though. Circumcision can not be undone, however, if it isn't done as a routine procedure in infancy then it can be done if and when a problem arises. This is what I mean by circing "down the track", if and when something happens that makes it medically necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chocolate All Gone Now View Post
    You know what's funny, I asked my grandmother if my uncles were done & why. She said yes, and that she did it because she saw the pain her brother went through... I asked, so why didn't you remove your daughters breasts - they could get cancer... We now don't talk about circ...
    Surely this is not a reasonable comparison? The foreskin is a tiny flap of skin with limited, if any, function and non-visible in day to day life - it will be a boy/mans choice for the most part who knows if he's got one or not. The breasts are functional & obvious, therefore affecting a young lady in an obvious way to the outside world & with her potential to breast feed her children should she choose to do so. This sensationalist talk is what blows things out of proportion.


 
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