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    Thanks for people's opinions. DH is circumcised as are other family members so I think that is why it is something I have been thinking about. It seemed the "norm". Im also a nurse and have had patients requiring surgery later on but i gues they are only a small representative of the male population. I've only just started researching and from what I've read it's no longer believed to be medically beneficial? DH and I discussed it last night and he said he would be happy to not circumcise so if he is comfortable with that then I will be too. After all, he's the expert

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    I would never, ever have my child routinely circumcised. In *my* opinion, there is no good reason to take that away from a perfect, healthy newborn baby. Just leave it be.
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    The thought never even popped into my head. His body his choice.
    I agree ....

    I have 4 boys and only one done for medical reasons....

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    My DH is circed too, but there was still never any question here, all 3 boys are intact.

    Just because DH is circed, doesn't mean our sons need to be, y'know? What was 'the done thing' then, isn't 'the done thing' now

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    I just think nature put it there for a reason and unless there is a medical reason I don't see the need to have it done

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    No, if we ever have a son he wont be circumcised. Both DH and i both agree on that.

    My sister recently had her son done cause her partner ( the father) is done. I didnt think anything of it. Each to their own.


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    No my boy in intact!!

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    My son is not, there was never a question for us, I don't agree with RIC.. But this all My opinion, regarding my children. I do think it's like pp said, getting tonsils or appendix cut out, just because..

    According to the paed I spoke to. It's a very very small percentage (2 I think it was) who may need it later, and the most common reason is infection from lack of hygiene. Make sure he learns the importance of a clean willy.

    If they have it done at birth, they get no anesthetic. (not directed at anyone, just random) So before subjecting a baby to that, just as an experiment, cut a piece of you off and let me know how feels. Also, get ready to hold you're little baby while he screams because you just had a piece of him cut off....

    When I ask why someone would get It done. The most common reason I hear is that dads done, so he will want to look like dad.. Really.. I think it will be more likely that if a boy compares his willy with someone it will be his mates.. You can't really forecast what they will look like can you ..
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    This is our first and it's probably a girl... but even with a boy we would never consider it.

    I see no good reason to remove a healthy, functioning part of a baby's body without any medical basis.

    My partner isn't circumcised and is horrified by how little thought people seem to put into their son's sexual functioning - removing the foreskin hardens the head of the penis. This in combination with increased friction means there's a good chance that circumcision leads to lesser/less pleasurable sexual feeling.

    I also find the "look like daddy" argument a very strange one. Circumcised or not, a little boy's penis is very different to that of an adult man. It seems unlikely that one extra difference would cause trauma for a young child. Once older, it also seems unlikely that a boy is going to be traumatized by the fact that his penis isn't circumcised when his father's is.

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    Our boy is intact.

    There was no way I could willingly put our newborn through pain for no medical reason.

    Goodluck with your decision, it can be a hard one to make.


 

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