He's cut

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Tue, 11-01-2011 - 12:48am

I saw you wanted POV from a single mom.. so here is mine.

When my husband was alive and we had talked about having kids we discussed this issue.


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Thu, 11-10-2011 - 11:36am

Katie

Apologies for my late response to your message

Wow! You've had some sad experiences! I hope, to compensate, the fine young man you mention brings you much joy in the years to come.

Thank you for posting your story and explaining how you came to a decision.

I would always recommend a single mom to circumcise her boys. Without a man around the house a son may find it difficult to discuss a foreskin problem with his mom - and vice versa. And foreskin problems are not rare Circumcision is the oldest and most frequently performed male minor operation.

The trouble with being on the fence and not doing it, is the need can arise at any age in child rearing. As you have found, nfant circumcision is simple, gives the best cosmetic outcome - usually requiring no stitches and and at that age, leaves no unpleasant memory. The older a child becomes the more painful and embarrassing it can be for him.

By circumcising early as you have done, it settles the issues forever. There is no going back or eternal wondering if you should have had your son done. If you don't have a foreskin you can't have a problem with it. This eliminates many worries - especially for single moms. There is no worry if his foreskin is too tight or infected. No conjecture over at what age he becomes retractable. And, once this is accomplished there is the matter of showing him how to wash and care for it to keep infection at bay then regularly checking if he is skipping it or being diligent.

Katie, please stick around here and make more posts in response to any messages allready here. Your opinions and observations are most welcome.

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Thu, 12-22-2011 - 1:05am
Thanks Tony. I know it was the best decision and I stand by it lol

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Tue, 01-03-2012 - 9:03pm

Just came to say in to say I am a teen boy and I grew up with a single mother and Im glad I was done. Almost everyone in school is done and I never had a problem with it.

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Tue, 01-10-2012 - 9:50am

Glad to hear it kdd1714. Thanks for confirming my opinion. Best wishes. CL-Tony