Circumcision... what's your thoughts?? *RE-CALC'ed STATS*

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Are you circumcizing your boy?

Yes, for religious reasons.
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4%
Yes because dad is.
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27%
Yes, regardless of dad's status
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45%
Nope & dad isn't either.
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24%
 
Total votes : 157

Postby victoria_1024 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:44 am

Wow!! This is an old thread! Lol. I voted in this one when I was pregnant with DS!

For the record, I voted "yes I will be circumcising" but ended up NOT circumcising my little guy. So the results are a bit skewed now! ;) I did a LOT of research during my pregnancy, DH and I decided I guess we will circumcise, but after DS was born I just said to DH that I wish we didn't have to get it done, and he said me too. And the decision was made! I have never looked back since and will not circumcise this baby if it's a boy either.

My doula just told me a few days ago that new stats for the U.S. are showing that only 33% of baby boys in the U.S. are getting circumcised! She said it was 55% a couple years ago, and now the numbers have dramatically dropped.
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Postby blue-eden » Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:58 am

This is true!

http://www.examiner.com/attachment-pare ... -low-of-33

Huge change, probably thanks to greater awareness.

Also, a new study just came out that estimates about 117 boys die every year from complications. From a reputable source. ;)

http://www.mensstudies.com/content/b64n ... 5827b&pi=2
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Postby Luna » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:24 am

I'll be circing my new son, as I've circed my other son. We had no issues and it didn't even seem to bother him. Daddy is circed and wishes his sons to be the same. To be honest, I don't feel that it is such a huge issue, but that's just my personal opinion. Rather not have to deal with the "what ifs" of later foreskin problems, I dated a guy who was circed at the age of 7 or so and he said it was the worst event of his life. His foreskin was "stuck".

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Postby cynthia24X7 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:51 pm

we circumcised our first, insurance covered it and dh wanted it done and so did I. 7 years later when we had our 2nd son our insurance no longer covered them because it was now considered a cosmetic surgery. we didn't have the money at the moment to pay for it so we felt bad that him and his brother would be different. but at about 5 months I was cleaning him down there and his foreskin got stuck back, and he had to go to the hospital! he basically had extra skin at the tip and the skin was too tight, so in the future he would have had problems eventually. so 2 months later he went and had to be put under to get it done, and in the middle of the surgery it was discovered he had hypospadius. so we had the dr correct that too. his urethra was below his penis instead of the tip! so glad we had him circumcised now. glad we are having a girl now so we don't have to deal with this again lol.
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Postby ~FairyMama~ » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:31 pm

DH is intact and so is Riley. I have yet to come across any information that makes me feel it is necessary to cut off a piece of my child's body. He is Perfect and completely healthy without doing so!
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Postby BeccaM » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:13 pm

Double post! Oops!
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Postby BeccaM » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:15 pm

We are having our son circumcised for religious reasons. I have heard there can be some benefits in cleanliness and preventing infection, but those are not the reasons we are doing so. We just feel it is the right thing to do, because of our Christian beliefs. Also, there seems some boys as they get older that run into issues (like cynthia24 mentioned above) and it would be easier to have it done to our very small infant, rather than waiting until our son is older. DH is circumcised, also.
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Postby Cindy » Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:47 pm

I haven`t read through the whole thread, but I have noticed that one momma so confident in her decision while pregnant to circ her son now has a blinky saying breastfeeding for all, circ for none on it.
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Postby orrissa » Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:43 pm

I know some moms change their minds at the last min or due to issues with the babies health aren't able to circ right away so end up not circing.

Just find it interesting how 79% of TTWers circ or at least plan to.
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Postby bbbbbb » Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:47 pm

I don't circumcise but the dad is. That doesn't sway my decision. That needs to be an option in the poll too. :)
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Postby victoria_1024 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:06 pm

orrissa wrote:I know some moms change their minds at the last min or due to issues with the babies health aren't able to circ right away so end up not circing.

Just find it interesting how 79% of TTWers circ or at least plan to.


I don't think this is very accurate though because there is no option for "No but DH is circumcised". Some people who don't circumcise aren't able to vote.

Also because of people like me who voted yes and then changed our minds. :D
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Postby Bubble26 » Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:24 am

We have one son and he is intact, it never for a second crossed my mind to have him cric'd at all, i dont really get why anyone would do that without medical reason...but im in the UK and things are different here. My husband is intact aswel.
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Postby orrissa » Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:17 am

victoria_1024 wrote:
orrissa wrote:I know some moms change their minds at the last min or due to issues with the babies health aren't able to circ right away so end up not circing.

Just find it interesting how 79% of TTWers circ or at least plan to.


I don't think this is very accurate though because there is no option for "No but DH is circumcised". Some people who don't circumcise aren't able to vote.

Also because of people like me who voted yes and then changed our minds. :D


I would think it would be interesting to start a poll that simply says,
"did you circ"
"Did you not circ"
But I So don't want to be the one to put it up- the whole circumcision debate over a putz gets way too heated! :lol:
I'm all about the peace ;)
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Postby bsweet » Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:05 am

Just making sure *most* everyone here attended middle and high school and, at some point, changed clothes in front of other people in a dressing room....

That said, we will most definitely be circumsizing any boys we have.
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Postby blue-eden » Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:36 am

You know I remember asking a bunch of grown men about the whole "locker room thing" when I was pg with Leo after my dh and I had our (30 second long, lol) talk about whether or not to circ.

They all said that any guy who was caught checking out another guy's thing was usually teased and tormented for checking out another guy's thing. :lol:
I also asked if they compared with their fathers, and got a lot of "huh? wth!! NO!!!" answers. So that kind of sealed the already set in stone deal for me.

So not a great reason for circing, imo, especially given the really low rate of circing these days, but to each their own. :)
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