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What do you think about circumcision's?

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Asked by barbiejo2009 at 8:05 PM on Jan. 19, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • I think if your jewish it makes sense.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:06 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • I was on the fence, my husband thought it a must, so he is. He never had a problem due to it. No matter what, a child needs to learn good hygyne.

    Answer by HelenetheQueen at 8:09 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • I'm not against them in general, but I see no point in them, personally. You're built a way for a reason..... it's not a deformity, it's supposed to be there. I don't think they should be done w/o at least local anesthesia, either. Beyond that, I don't think too much about it. To each their own.

    Answer by Laura1229 at 8:10 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • For those of you on the fence, go to
    There are NO medical associations that recommend it!
    I personally feel it's genital reduction surgery and abuse.

    Answer by Autumn22 at 8:12 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • I don't believe in it, regardless, so we wont get it done if we ever have a boy. I wouldn't circumcise my daughter, or pierce her ears, nor will I alter a boy's appearance for no reasons.

    Answer by celticreverie at 8:14 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • It's not something I think is necessary. I don't have any sons and thats probably a good thing because DH would insist on one and I would insist on leaving him intact.

    There's no medical reason needed for them. It's all a cosmetic issue for most people. We aren't of a religion that requires them. And personally I think God made their bodies perfectly and there's no reason for us to alter them at birth to make it "look right".

    Answer by munch12502 at 8:16 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • Well, I think that circumciseing is a good hygiene... If I have a boy I will do it, regardless of what others may think! Its my own decision to do these things, it doesn't make me any less of a mother, and i'm sure that most of your husbands are circumsized as well! I will be doing it for my son, not for anyone else...including society!

    Answer by ali_1107 at 8:17 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • I think they are really sad for babies. I don't agree with cosmetic surgery on infants at all. The foreskin really does serve apurpose. Circ'ing doesn't make anything cleaner or neater or easier.

    Answer by Pauline3283 at 8:18 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • Both of my boys are done but I don't agree with it. It's the "If I knew then what I know now" thing. If I could go back in time and change things, I would!!

    Circd boys are not cleaner than un-circd boys. It's a myth.

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 8:26 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

  • totally unnecessary at best, male genital mutilation at worst.

    Answer by cpyrrha at 8:29 PM on Jan. 19, 2009

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