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    Default is there anyone out there who regrets their decision to circumcise (electively)

    Are you completely happy with your decision or have you learnt new facts that you wish you had known earlier?

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    Learnt new facts and I def regret my decision. Hope my boys forgive me when they get older.

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    Although my son was eventually circumcised for medical reasons, we were initially going to do it anyway. I have no regrets at all, neither does he. At 13 he is well aware of being circumcised (twice actually as the first dr didn't do it properly). Even so he doesn't have nightmares or need psychiatric help due to the so called trauma of it all. Both times it was done under a general (due to his age at the time), he woke with little discomfort & only required some panadol. There are no ongoing issues.

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    thankyou for your replies. If you dont mind me asking, which fact was it that made you regret it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachie81 View Post
    Are you completely happy with your decision or have you learnt new facts that you wish you had known earlier?
    We are happy with our decision to circumcise.

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    Right up until I got pregnant, I was adamant that my son would be circumcised. I fought with my husband on the issue so many times but in the end, turns out the he was right. First time for everything, I suppose

    I am so grateful that he fought so hard for his son. I am so grateful that he made me look at facts and away from cultural consensus. I am so grateful that I have not needlessly subjected my son to the pain and trauma that his cousins have experienced.

    If I had come to this conclusion after the fact, I can't imagine the regret I would feel. I already feel overwhelmed with guilt at times for having even considered it, having fought for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachie81 View Post
    Are you completely happy with your decision or have you learnt new facts that you wish you had known earlier?
    Am I completely happy? No. I haven't learnt any 'new facts'. I just regret it. I felt pressured from DH and DH's family. I don't disagree with circumcision and think it is up to each parent to decide but I regret 'my' decision.

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    I remember reading this thread a few years after having my son. It broke my heart.

    It's an American site but I think the parallels are easy enough to make. Besides which, sympathy for a fellow mum is pretty universal, I think

    http://www.mothering.com/community/t...ease-post-here

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    I would have done it because that is what I thought was suppose to be done I had a great dr when my son was born who explained that is was cosmetic no medical reason for it. It was for looks or tradition or religious reasons. That sex is better when they are intact it actually decreases the size etc etc I am so glad I didn't because when I was preg with dd3 before I knew it was a girl I researched a lot and had I done my son I would have needed counseling to get past it.

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    I believe the OP asked the question to those that have circ'd their sons. Not those that decided not to & have no direct personal experience with it.

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