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The Great Debate RoundtwoFIGHT Due January 16 (boy); 1 child; United States 1719 posts
Jan 1st '16

Not really here to bring up the debate. I don't know though, how I feel about circumcision. I'm not really for or against it, but every time I think of my new born getting it done I feel guilty for some reason, and start thinking. What is exactly the real reason for it? I don't understand. Everything say's there's really no reason. But it's done routinely in the US and almost everywhere else. I told DH it was his decision. but I still feel guilty. Idky. 

Did you have your sons circumcised? Why and/or why not?

I'm not here to argue I know this is like bringing up vaxxing at a non vax convention. but I'm just confused I guess. 

Tσѕнιε 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Derp, WV, United States 10690 posts
Jan 1st '16

If I had a boy, he would have been.

Pinky Pie ♥ Due May 25 (boy); 3 kids; Kingston, ON, Canada 6529 posts
Jan 1st '16

I don't have boys but if I were to have one,  I wouldn't get him circumcised.  

It's done due to religion, and also cause daddy is cut. 
They'll say it's for it to be clean.  

mummy again Due February 24; 4 kids; 1 angel baby; United Kingdom 1898 posts
Jan 1st '16

my boys are intact and so will this one they dont do it here in the uk unless its medically needed and then they wont do it till 7/8 years old. most of the men are intact and i would never do something to my son that is just not needed why change them when they are perfect i would leave them the way they are born if this was a girl would you talk about getting her done not at all.

tinana+3 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 48329 posts
Jan 1st '16

We circ. The benefits outweigh the risks of not having it done. I'm okay with people who choose not to, it's a personal decision. 

Pumpkin King 4 kids; Halloweentown, .., United States 7539 posts
Jan 1st '16

We have 4 boys.  The first born we had it done.  I felt really guilty after for changing him for no real reason.  When our twins were born they had my DH sign papers for it when I wasn't around.  They were 5 lbs 2 oz and 5 lbs 6 oz so they were really small and we decided against it before it was done and had it canceled.  Our 4th was just born a couple of months ago and we didn't have him done either.  So far we haven't had any issues with any of them. 

Some pediatricians we encountered were very much pro-circumcision but I believe it was out of routine and not keeping up with new information.  The more recent ones we met with said it was cosmetic and at this point the benefits vs risks was 50/50.  Some say it's for cleanliness and to reduce the risks of UTIs and other urinary tract difficulties, but others say clean it like a finger and things will be fine.  Really it's just a decision you both need to weigh in on and decide what's best.

1inpink3inblue Due December 7 (boy); 3 kids; Switzerland 13391 posts
Jan 1st '16

It is done for all kinds of reasons. Religion, looks, hygiene, preventative ect. I had my oldest done but not my youngest 2. I almost had to get my second son done because he was having issues with his foreskin but didn't end up having to. There was a girl on here a few years ago who had to get her son's done when he was about 5 I think because he kept having issues with his foreskin being to tight and causing him pain.

Pinky Pie ♥ Due May 25 (boy); 3 kids; Kingston, ON, Canada 6529 posts
Jan 1st '16

Quoting 1inpink3inblue:
It is done for all kinds of reasons. Religion, looks, hygiene, preventative ect. I had my oldest done but not my youngest 2. I almost had to get my second son done because he was having issues with his foreskin but didn't end up having to. There was a girl on here a few years ago who had to get her son's done when he was about 5 I think because he kept having issues with his foreskin being to tight and causing him pain.


If it's for a medical reason then it's fine.  Otherwise it's just cosmetic. 

Lauralie_89 4 kids; United States 1066 posts
Jan 1st '16

Honestly, I only did it with my first because it was expected. While I was pregnant with him my mom would ask when we were getting him circumcised. With my following three I became more educated about it and still had them circumcised. I decided it was more beneficial for them. I'd never look down on someone who did or didn't have their son circ'd. 

Hannah Montano Due April 25 (boy); United States 15 posts
Jan 1st '16

I asked my ob about that to . It's not based on religion like alot of people think or say . It's part of their hygiene more than anything . He's less likely to get a yeast infection and more cleanly than not having it . I think about it alot and I don't feel bad about getting it done . It's alot better to clean and easier on the baby as he grows .

MrsJava<3 5 kids; Couch, PA, United States 1404 posts
Jan 1st '16

My sons are intact. I couldn't send them off to get their p***s cut. Regardless of remembering or not. I feel like I can keep them clean and teach them healthy habits. Nothing against those who do circ. I watched a video and researched it. Looked at pics of cut and uncut. Also have had no issues. This was right for me. You have to weigh your options and decide what's best for you. And no I'm not saying those who do circ cant keep their kids clean. I just feel its not a need for my boys.

.Jezebel. TTC since Dec 2015; 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 10053 posts
Jan 1st '16

My son couldn't be circumcised at birth because he didn't have enough foreskin. We had to wait until he was 7 months old for a surgery. During surgery his throat almost closed up. I feel so much guilt because I didn't even won't him to have it done but my DH was dead set on it. I should've put my foot down and just said no. Biggest regret ever. He was in pain and there was nothing I could do. It's your child and you should do what you want but he can always get the procedure when he gets older but he can't get it reversed it he wanted. So, in the future if I had another boy I would choose differently.   

♡J+C+B+J+0=5♡ 5 kids; Godfrey, IL, United States 5321 posts
Jan 1st '16

All 3 of my sons are cut. I personally didnt mind doing it because of the benefits. My OB is a male(hes the one that didtheir surgery) and his sons are cut as well. So I felt confident in my decision. I also did research on it before doing it and felt it was best for them. I understand why people choose not to. It isnt an easy decision and it shouldnt be. Circs are actually illegal in a few countries. It is becoming less and less popular throughout the years. 

bia. 4 kids; ., ., Portugal 102656 posts
Jan 1st '16

It's not done routinely here, it's only really "big" in the US, witch I don't understand, at all.

I only have daughters, if I ever had a son though (for some reason I know I'll only be blessed with girls lol) he'll be left alone, just because it's not the norm here, and I see no reason for it, at all.

○Dory○ 1 child; United States 8169 posts
Jan 1st '16

I wish I hadn't.  I feel like it's unnecessary. Babies can die from the procedure.  It's uncommon but it does happen. It can also cause issues later in life like pain and inability enjoy sex. 

It's great that the procedure can fix problems if they arise but I don't think it should be routine.  If I ever have another boy they will not be circed.