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  • lauralkemp lauralkemp's Avatar 12-16-09 | 07:01 PM
  • Ok I know we have about half a dozen boys or so in this group and I was on another forum talking about circumcision. Joseph is circumcised. I believe it is cleaner and DH says that he is happy and has never had a problem with loss of sexual sensation or anything like that. Plus DH is so in charge of potty training so no awkward questions about looking different then daddy.
    So I was wondering how many of the other boys here got circumcised at birth? If you decided for it was it just a religious or hygiene thing or was there another reason? If you decided against it will you support your son if he decides he wants it later because he's a minority in gym or whatever? I know that this is becoming less of a rarity but still.

    Those who have girls this year but have boys and those that are planning to have more babies please chime in on your feelings too.
  • rudolphia rudolphia's Avatar 12-16-09 | 07:25 PM

    I have two boys and circumcised both. I honestly was ambivalent about it. I'd read opinions on both sides, and wasn't swayed either way, so I left it up to dh, since he was the one with experience in that area. Dh is circumcised and wanted the boys circ'd too, so that's the direction we went. I know plenty of people who have passed on circumcision, and I respect that.
Thank you rudolphia!
lauralkemp (12-16-09)
  • lauralkemp lauralkemp's Avatar 12-16-09 | 09:11 PM
  • I respect it too. I know this is the potential to be a can of worms but hey, we're all friends here.
  • Dopey406 Dopey406's Avatar 12-16-09 | 09:16 PM
  • We're pretty much in the same boat as Rudi. I was also pretty ambivilent and had no opinions either way. DH is circ'd and thought that Alex should be, too, so we went with that.

    I talked to my OB about it and she said that SHE would be the one doing the procedure because it's considered "surgery" so only a surgeon could do it. They don't let just anybody perform circumcisions at that hospital so I felt very comfortable with her handling him.

    But I also know plenty of moms who opted to pass on the circ and that's fine, too. To each his own--literally.
Thank you Dopey406!
lauralkemp (12-17-09)
  • lynn012 lynn012's Avatar 12-16-09 | 09:33 PM
  • Both of my boys are circumsized.

    I did it for both of them because I felt that it is cleaner, and I never had any other thoughts of not circumsizing my children.

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