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Old 12-16-09, 06:01 PM
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Default Ok a serious question....

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.
Old 12-16-09, 06:25 PM
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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.
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Old 12-16-09, 08:11 PM
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I respect it too. I know this is the potential to be a can of worms but hey, we're all friends here.
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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.
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Old 12-16-09, 08:33 PM
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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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