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Posted by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 9:50 PM
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Their was a post in my due date group and I wanted to ask it again over here to see what you think. Did you cicumcised your son Or will you if you have a son one day? I never heard of what circumcision was until yesterday when a lady posted it... And this is also my first son so i had no idea what it was to do so. I was just curious on knowing
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by Marina-Tex-Mex on Oct. 4, 2012 at 10:22 PM

Unfortunately my oldest son is circumcised.
My youngest son isn't.
by Vane on Oct. 4, 2012 at 10:36 PM
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I have a girl, but in my family all boys are circumcised. And the ones.who aren't (3 of them).were born with retracted or torn. So if I had a boy there would be no Question he would be.

There are benefits to doing it and not doing it. It's a personal choice. Some people do it for cultural or religious reasons. Others for cleanliness, or health on the future. some don't do it to let the boy chose in adult hood.

Again it's a choice I'd your Childs father is around or you have a trusted male family friend get opinions from the men in the end they know what it's really like.

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by Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 10:38 PM

DH isn't, none of the men in his family are, and if and when we have a son he won't be either. I see no point to it and all 'statistics' claiming it's benefits have been proven to be false, it's pretty much a cosmetic procedure and theres a smal percentage (like.5% of the population) that actually need circumcision.

by New Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 10:49 PM
My son isnt and i get bashed for it all the time. If he was born that why why would we need to "fix" them? I say leave it alone but its your call mama
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by Divia on Oct. 5, 2012 at 8:41 AM
My son is since it's a cultural thing for us. He was also born with kidney problems so when we had to take to the emergency room or the specialist the dr's thanked us for having him circumcised.
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by Jeannette-AZ/Mex on Oct. 5, 2012 at 9:15 AM

My boys are not, we don't really do it in my family or DH's. It's not an issue for us at all. My SIL's, husband and his family have the issue with the skin not retracting at all and they need to be circ'd. Unless you are faced with issues like that then it is unnecessary.

by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 9:27 AM

I did circumcise my son, although it's not necessary.  I did it for cleanliness reasons and because it is said to reduce the risk of infecton. It's a personal decison so discuss with your obgyn. 

by Reyna on Oct. 5, 2012 at 10:24 AM
I wanted to circumcise my boys but when my oldest was born my ob/gyne advised me not to. She said it was unnecessary and that as long as we taught our boys how to clean it, they should be ok.
As we were having this conversation I got a flash back on how circumcisions are done. They place the boy on a stand and without numbing or anesthesia they clip the part. It just seemed so cold and uncaring so after that, I was sure I didn't want to circumcise my boys.

I would advise you to talk with your ob/gyne in order to make a final decision.
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by New Member on Oct. 5, 2012 at 10:35 AM
Yes we did
by Member on Oct. 5, 2012 at 10:46 AM
I have a boy. We thought we would have the doctors do it before we leave the hospital. But his Pedi said it isn't necessary and she recommends that if we want to do it for whatever reason we wait til he is at least 8days old. She says that if baby is affected by it he is old enough for us as a parent to recognize it is a side effect of the cirm and not to brush it off as a normal thing. She also said and in our case was right that by day 8 we would get an idea how actually look and if it was truelly necesary or just an old habit. Guess what? We follow her advice and saved $300 which is what it cost here to do it.
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