Our son will be snipped but not by our doctor. Too many horror stories about botched wiener whacker surgeries performed by normal doctors. We're having a urologist do it.
That said, my son is uncut, and he will be that way unless he makes a decision as an adult to have it done.
To be honest, I don't know what we would have done if my daughter had turned out to be a boy (we waited to find out the sex). As much as I don't personally have a lot of experience or knowledge of uncircumcised penises, I would probably want to go that route based upon the pain factor. I just don't think I could make my baby undergo a procedure like that, since they don't administer anesthetic...I still need to do more research on the issue in case if/when we decide on #2, we have an idea of what we want to do.
Over a dozen studies confirm the extreme pain of circumcision. It has been described as “among the most painful [procedures] performed in neonatal medicine.” In one study, researchers concluded that the pain was “severe and persistent.” Increases in heart rate of 55 beats per minute have been recorded, about a 50 percent increase over the baseline. After circumcision, the level of blood cortisol increased by a factor of three to four times the level prior to circumcision. Investigators reported, “This level of pain would not be tolerated by older patients.”
That's the kind of stuff that freaks me out.
Oh and I agree with what someone else said. IF I had a boy and did decide to do it, it would be done by a urologist. I've heard way too many nightmare stories about babies getting botched jobs and requiring repeat surgeries, etc.
I am circumcised...and at this moment, my lady and I agree to have the procedure done if we're having a boy [waiting to find out, not much more time left!].
Our son was cut 3 days ago and he's doing fine. They administered a numbing cream, let it set up for an hour, then administered anesthesia via a syringe (4 times at the base of the penis), then it was snip snip done. He doesn't seem to be bothered by it. They gave us some triple antibiotic cream to lather on the penis every time we change him so the diaper doesn't stick to it. He's taking it like a champ.
We chose to go with circumcision, simply because my husband is and even though our son is adopted when it comes time to potty train, he will look just like daddy.
We have a few friends who don't believe in circumcision at all, but when her son was 4 yrs old he had to be circumcised for medical reasons. Then she told me another story of her brother who had sex for the first time when he was 28 and he tore it during intercourse. He was bleeding and too scared to tell his parents. Well he ended up losing a lot of blood because it was healing so he had to have it done.
Hearing these two stories from one family who choose not to circumcise and actually have to, it helped us make the decision.
I would hate for Patrick to come to use when he is in his late teens early twenties telling me that his foreskin has ripped and have to have it done then.
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Interesting thing is a number of men are now attempting to "regrow" the removed skin !! True, google it and you'll find out !!
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^^^^ as per the 28 year old who tore his foreskin during sex!!!! I'm telling you right now, he did not damage his foreskin putting it into a vagina! I don't know what that boy is putting his penis into....but it's not a (human) female vagina.
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Anybody mention yet that being cut greatly reduces the chances of some STDs? http://health.usnews.com/health-news...s-against-stds
For my own son, I didn't want him to be circumcised since I wasn't. My wife had all intentions for it to happen, but my son had low platlette's levels after being born so doctors didn't want to do any sort of circumcision because of this. I was more worried if he was ok, he seemed fine it's just his platelettes where low, but glad he didn't get circumcised. I have nothing againts it's just that I wanted my son to be like me. I never knew that some people got ridiculed about not being circumcised until later in life when I was an adult. Just make sure you teach your child to pull back and clean it really well, since it won't clean itself in the shower.
I have a two month old son now and we didn't do it. Couldn't see a reason for it either way. To be honest I got sick of all the people preaching on either side and really non of it made sense medically. My aunt and cousin actually cried with joy when they found out we didn't have it done...I debated the subject a few months before he was born. Basically I was a little drunk and stirring the pot by continually saying that "it's just a little skin...who cares? I don't care. It's as barbaric as ear piercings or cutting fingernails. You are women and shouldn't have a say in this!"
Anyways, to each his own, not her own.
Here in Ontario, our health care system used to pay for this, as part of our basic healthcare. Not sure when it changed, but now, if you can't cough up the ~ $300, you can't get it done. Which makes the decision easier for many parents...