Are these all or nothing decisions when it comes to age requirements?? Should ALL of these decision be left to consenting adults only or should concessions be made based on personal choice and/or culture? Some in CA are trying to introduce a law that bans circumcising on boys. Which begs the question if ALL forms of physical/cosmetic changes to a child's body should wait until adulthood. And wouldn,t this include transgender children and intersex children?
For myself I circumcized (left that decision up to his daddy :), I pierced their ears young (the girls LOL, not the boy), and the other two I havent had to face yet so I dont feel I can make a call....except maybe changing your sex. thats pretty monumental!
Answer by m-avi at 1:58 AM on May. 23, 2011
Answer by meriana at 7:36 AM on May. 23, 2011
Self Body Mutilation has been going on since the beginning of time. Circumcisions were done for hygienic reasons deemed necessary from the the medical profession for what seems like forever.And there is that religion thing associated with I did it and I'm sure my son is quite happy with his wiener, no complaints or so I've not heard any. I pierced my girls ears at 6 weeks, and are allowing them a second piercing this summer. I'll be getting my 4th and I have tattoos. So does DH.
As long as parents have children, total adult consent with this will not exist. And circumcisions in adult males offer many more risks than when the baby is newborn. Believe me, I've assisted with many and at both ages. I've also assisted with cosmetic plastic repair of young girls ears that were ripped apart from the earring/playground combination and repair of torn holes from drunk adult women with huge earrings.
Answer by jewjewbee at 9:25 AM on May. 23, 2011
cont... IMO, families need to do what works for them and their history and culture and others need to mind their own business and keep their mouths shut.
Answer by jewjewbee at 9:26 AM on May. 23, 2011
Answer by gemgem at 9:37 AM on May. 23, 2011
Answer by jewjewbee at 9:40 AM on May. 23, 2011
Answer by mommyof0210 at 10:00 AM on May. 23, 2011
Answer by minnesotanice at 10:47 AM on May. 23, 2011
Answer by daughteroftruth at 10:54 AM on May. 23, 2011
Next question overall
They say girls steal their moms prettyness and boys make their moms stand out...