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Old 01-27-2011, 01:52 PM
 
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If we have a boy we don't plan to circumcise him.
I swear to God Dorthy, I would have bet everything I own that you were going to be against this but I would have also bet it went along with 14 links on why it was bad. You're consistent, I'll give you that

 
Old 01-27-2011, 01:53 PM
 
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:57 PM
 
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If we have a boy we don't plan to circumcise him.
What if it's a girl?
 
Old 01-27-2011, 01:58 PM
 
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I swear to God Dorthy, I would have bet everything I own that you were going to be against this but I would have also bet it went along with 14 links on why it was bad. You're consistent, I'll give you that
I knew you'd have something to say about my choice. I'm not against circumcision. I just don't think it's the right choice for my kids. Nowadays, lots of people are choosing to forgo circumcision. The circumcision rate is only 33%. See... I'm not THAT weird.
 
Old 01-27-2011, 01:59 PM
 
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What if it's a girl?
We will DEFINITELY circumcise in that case.
 
Old 01-27-2011, 02:00 PM
 
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When I was pregnant with DS I was considering not having it done and my normally agreeable husband told me in no uncertain terms that it was going to be done. When I tried to object he told me, Listen you do a lot of research and reading on things so I usually let you make the decisions around here BUT I HAVE A PENIS AND YOU DON'T, this one is my call end of story.

Ok then. He got it done, I don't regret it.

One thing I've always thought was weird though, why exactly is a doctor who specializes in vaginas in charge of cutting a newborns penis?!? I always assumed a urologist was going to perform the procedure and was very confused when my OBGYN showed up to do it.
 
Old 01-27-2011, 02:03 PM
 
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I knew you'd have something to say about my choice. I'm not against circumcision. I just don't think it's the right choice for my kids. Nowadays, lots of people are choosing to forgo circumcision. The circumcision rate is only 33%. See... I'm not THAT weird.
You read too much.

I have no idea how it is that low. I know nobody...I mean nobody who didn't do it. :shrugs:
 
Old 01-27-2011, 02:05 PM
 
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you could have borrowed a Rabii
 
Old 01-27-2011, 02:13 PM
 
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OK, here goes.....I am very against routine circs, BUT, there does seem to be some interesting research coming out about the spread of HPV and HIV with regard to circumcision, so I will be following that with much interest.

The ewww factor is just silly. Like anything else, you teach a boy proper hygiene, problem solved. Good hygiene also usually addresses those teen circs you hear about. Yes there are some, but very few.

It's one of the same issues for me as vaccines, or home births, or some of the other highly contentious personal choices, if people have done a lot of research using legitimate resources, and they come to the informed decision that they still want to do it, then I am good with that. What really angers me are the people who say they did it for the eww factor, or because that's just what you do, or because it looks gross, or they'll get teased, or their dad is circumcised, then in my mind they are imposing an unneccessary surgery on their son for no good reason.

My logic is I would not circumcise my daughter, so why on earth would I circumcise my son.
 
Old 01-27-2011, 02:15 PM
 
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That's because the 30% is global. Most Americans do. Most Muslims do, nearly all Jews do (with the exception of what Jews consider to be a fringe fanatical group who reject the covenant with God). The majority in Europe and Latin America do not. In the mid-east and central asia, nearly all males are circumcised, however it is for religious purposes and any reports that exclude religious reasons, would claim that that these demographics do not circumcise. And that would be accurate. Nearly all of asians and mid-easterners who *lack* religious reasons for doing so, do not do so. However, that percentage is very small.
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