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|Sun, 08-23-2009 - 4:14pm|
Hi all, I'm sort of new to this board and so I am not very up-to-date on the viewpoints of those who post here often. I have been reading through many threads and find a lot of the discussions very intersting and informative. I am curious to know what made you decide to circumcise your boys or leave them natural?
I have a son who will turn 2 next month and he is not circumcised. Before becoming pregnant with him, I was confident any boys I had would be circ'd. That's just the way it was in my family. My father and both brothers are circumcised. Once we found out we were having a boy, I had to actually think my decision through. I already knew there was pain involved in the procedure, but so many of the people I knew had it done to their sons that I thought very little of it. I will be honest and say my main reason for wanting to do it was I wanted my son to be "normal" in the locker room. My husband and I talked about it and I decided to let the final decision rest with him. Since my DH is not circ's, he decided there was no reason to do it to our son. I was a little disappointed at first but after doing much research and talking to women I knew with sons, I am now very happy with our decision to leave our child's penis alone. I have had to debate this decision with both of my SILs (who each have 2 girls and no boys) and a couple of my friends but other than that, I have had no issues with our decision. I was worried in the beginning about keeping his genitals clean, but it really is no different than taking care of a circ'd penis.
So that is my story. I am interested to hear why others made the decisions they made!