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    I have two boys. Both are intact.

    Its not something I ever considered. Niether of my boys (aged 17 & 12) have ever had any issues with their foreskin.

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    We are expecting a boy, he won't be circumcised. I see no value in surgery performed for no medical reason and when there is no consent.

    DP is circumcised; if the differences ever come up we will just tell our son the truth .

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    Sorry, only comment is genetal mutilation. Only someone who can't say no.

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    This vvv - I have four sons and never even considered it, I feel very much the same as boobycino about it.


    Quote Originally Posted by Boobycino View Post
    I feel it's similar to removing tonsils or appendix "routinely". Yes they may need to be removed later on, but they do serve a purpose, recocery time for an adult may be longer but the risks for a baby would be higher (infection, complications with surgery)

    If my son needs surgery at a later date on his foreskin for a medical reason I'll still stand by my decision not to routinely circumcise.

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    DH has said since we started trying if we have a boy he wants him to be circ ... We are having a girl so that's where the conversation ended

    DH isn't and has had a lot of problems with tearing and scar tissue he is in the process of going for an adult cerc :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly83 View Post
    DH has said since we started trying if we have a boy he wants him to be circ ... We are having a girl so that's where the conversation ended

    DH isn't and has had a lot of problems with tearing and scar tissue he is in the process of going for an adult cerc :-(
    I am sorry for your DH, but circ'ng your maybe son would be the same as me lining Dd to have her gallbladder out. Every adult woman in my family has had her gallbladder out b/w the age of 35 and 50.

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    I believe in leaving the body as nature intended unless there are impending medical reasons, if it's not broke why fix it. I don't think the excuse of being surrounded by circumcised males is a valid one considering it would be quite easy to obtain the information on keeping it clean.

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    I agree with all the PPs - I would never do it, unless medically recommended.

    My mother had my brothers done because that was the norm "in those days" and once she qualified as a midwife and actually sat in on the procedure it horrified her. If you do decide to have your baby done I would only respectfully suggest you stay with him while they do it - I couldn't bare the thought of that being done to my boy and me not being there with him to comfort him .

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    In terms of what parents in Australia do, the latest complete figures (2010-11) show about 15% of boys will be circumcised by the time they start school. If we subtract therapeutic and religious circumcisions, that leaves less than 10% routinely circumcised.

    On that basis alone it would seem like a poor idea, given a circumcised boy will be the "odd one out", and if it was not done therapeutically (ie to correct a problem), there is a strong likelihood he will strongly resent it when older.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WorkingClassMum View Post
    I am sorry for your DH, but circ'ng your maybe son would be the same as me lining Dd to have her gallbladder out. Every adult woman in my family has had her gallbladder out b/w the age of 35 and 50.
    Out of line my friend ..... It's nothing like that! Sheesh

    Mental note not to comment on a thread like this or you have every queen get on their high horse shoving their beliefs down ur throat!!

    For the record I am not pro or con cerc.... if it we have a boy we will discuss options with each other, doctors ,health nurses we will
    Work out what is best for our
    Son not take a advice from over opinionated out of line women on BH thank you very much!!

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