I have a friend that is dispute in getting some answers. She is on a limb trying to figure out what she wants to do. Her first son was circumized no tradition attached. But she is now married to a Filipino. And is pregnant with a baby boy. Her husband and MIL say that they don't circumize before the age of 7. Okay, understandable. But she doesn't want her child to have to go through the torture or the other children making fun of him when it time to change in the locker room. I understand that too. Need I say the PAIN of going through that. What is she supposed to do? Should she said with the MIL and hubby or go with her way of circumizing right after birth??Answer Question
Answer by amber325 at 2:23 PM on Mar. 4, 2009
90% of parents DO NOT circnow...so by doing it he is already going to be looked at funny in the locker room. That's just my opinion. I heard that stat on the news somewhere along the line BTW.
Answer by Navymama at 2:50 PM on Mar. 4, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 3:14 PM on Mar. 4, 2009
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 4:38 PM on Mar. 4, 2009
Answer by Krysta622 at 5:04 PM on Mar. 4, 2009
"He might get teased" is an absurd reason to circumcise. I know men who grew up being the ONLY intact boy and they didn't get teased for having their entire penis. Nowadays, the circumcision rates in the US are close to 50/50 so neither cut or uncut boys would be more likely to get teased. In some states circumcised baby boys are now in the minority. It doesn't matter what age a male gets circumcised, it will hurt like Hell... having your genitals cut is NOT pleasant. Babies are hypersensitive to pain and cannot safely receive the same level of pain relief as older children or adults, so it is probably even more painful to babies. If it is cruel to circumcise a 7 year old, it's cruel to circumcise an infant.
Answer by sallymoon at 5:48 PM on Mar. 4, 2009
Answer by jlizgar at 6:05 PM on Mar. 4, 2009
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