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I was wonder when is the best time to circumcise a boy. Right after birth or after a few weeks. And what technique is best.
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replied March 24th, 2008
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circumcision is an outdated practise which causes pain to your baby and has no medical neccessity. the best time to circumcise is never! people may try to convince you that a circumcised penis is cleaner but this is simply not true. the foreskin is there to protect the penis and as long as it is washed properly on a daily basis it will serve its function and it will not cause infection. if cleanliness is what you are concerned about then rather than circumcising, focus on educating your boy about proper washing and hygeine.
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replied March 24th, 2008
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Circumcision is a personal choice, so if she chooses to circumcise her son, let her have that choice.

If I have a son, he will be circumcised. YES, it is cleaner. Ask any uncircumcised adult male if they would rather be circumcised, 9 out of 10 would say yes.

I would do it right after birth while still in the hospital. I don't know what religion you are, so I'm not sure if that's important to you or not.
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replied March 27th, 2008
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As a responsible mother I feel its the best for my son to be circumcised.
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replied March 27th, 2008
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since you're doing it for cosmetic purposes and not religious ones, i'd suggest having it done before you leave the hospital.

it also depends on who performs the circ though, most OBs do them so they'd do it while you're in the hospital. sometimes it's the pediatrician that does it, so i think they'd make you wait until you go to their office.

i just advise having it done asap.
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replied March 30th, 2008
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Thanks. I will try to get it done before I leave the hospital.
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replied July 9th, 2008
I never got by son circumcised (sp?). I just didnt think it was nessisary. But you can if you have religious reasons. otherwise, its not worth it. jmo.

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replied August 14th, 2008
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i had my son circumsized the day he was born. i could have done w/o the procedure but i just find it gross with that flapping extra skin. good hygine is key and that is fine if you teach them to clean it properly. im not against it but i do have a bf who still has his foreskin and i find it repulsive, thats just me tho. it smells always even after a good cleansing. id prefer circumsized because of that personal exp. i'd perfer my son (and he is circumsized) to be that way. gl and take care. it may just be my imaturity for my reasoning but im comfortable with my choice.
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replied August 25th, 2008
Please be informed of what your going to be putting your child through,it is a horrible practice that should be banned world wide becides your son will never forgive you for having the most important thing to a male mutilated!
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replied August 15th, 2011
i dont seem to remenber the experience... and i'm not disappointed with the beautiful mutillation that took place over 30 years ago. no regrets:)
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replied August 26th, 2008
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She asked a simple question, she didn't come here to be judged.
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replied August 26th, 2008
Im not judging her,she need to know what actually happens during circumcision and what is lost during this procedure!
The infant is in so much pain they go into shock,this disrupts the mother/child bonding,stop's nursing and some even die(They dont tell you that)and some like myself end up mutilated and wanting to know why!
I would tell anyone wanting cosmetic surgery proformed on an infant who has no choice in the matter to at least watch a circumcision being proformed,there's video's on Youtube,Google video ect...if she can still go through with it than at least I tried to help the child!
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replied August 26th, 2008
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With every kind of medical procedure, there are always risks involved. This is HER personal choice on whether to get her son circumcised or not, NOT yours.
She asked WHEN, not why, or IF, or HOW.
And FYI-saying things like, "it is a horrible practice that should be banned world wide becides your son will never forgive you for having the most important thing to a male mutilated!" IS judgment.

Sorry your procedure was botched, but not everyone has that experience.


If you want the circumcision to be performed, do it right away and don't wait until they are 3 or 7. My nephew was 7 and he had to have it done because his skin got caught in his swimming trunks at the beach when a wave tumbled him over and tore it. It is very painful at that age. It's best to have it done when they won't remember.

Personally, how would a MALE know anything about how much pain/shock a newborn goes through during circumcisions? Furthermore, how would he know that it messes up a bond?
Poor nurturing messes up a bond, NOT a medical procedure.
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replied August 26th, 2008
Again people RESEARCH!!!
The information is out there,none of the Medical comunitys recomends circumcision anymore,Doctors/Nurses refuse to do it ect..
Quote(Circumcision performed during infancy disrupts the bonding process between child and mother. There are indications that the innate sense of trust in intimate human contact is inhibited or lost. It can also have significant adverse effects on neurological development. Additionally, an infant's self-confidence and hardiness is diminished by forcing the newborn victim into a defensive psychological state of "learned helplessness" or
"acquired passivity" to cope with the excruciating pain which he can
neither fight nor flee. The trauma of this early pain lowers a circumcised boy's pain threshold below that of intact boys and girls)!
Circumcision removes the most important sensory component of the foreskin - thousands of coiled fine-touch receptors called Meissner's corpuscles. Also lost are branches of the dorsal nerve, and between 10,000 and 20,000 specialized erotogenic nerve endings of several types. Together these detect subtle changes in motion and temperature, as well as fine gradations in texture.
And we get mad when all we see and hear are Viagra add's on the TV and radio!!!
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replied August 29th, 2008
There is NEVER a good time.
I'm sorry to say there is NO good time to circumcise an unconsenting minor. Circumcision removes very important nerve endings and sexual function from a boy. It is not a parental choice. If he decides he wants to be circumcised after he's 18, that's his decision about his own body. If you circumcise him, he will never know sex the way nature intended it, nor will his sexual partners. Circumcision, though not these days intended to be cruel, was started to prevent masturbation. The same people who advocated it advocated putting cages on your child's genitals to prevent masturbation, burning the clitoris, tying your child's hands, etc.

It has its origins before medicine was science--there is NO scientific reason to circumcise, AND it goes against doctors' medical ethics. Doctors are PAID to do this, therefore they will encourage it. There's a big industry in infant foreskins. Please educate yourself before you decide to take away an irreplacable body part--THE most erogenous zone of your son's penis.

I suppose it would be ok to remove some of your daughter's genitals too? Men MUST have their own say in this extreme alteration of their sexual organs. It is not YOUR body, it's HIS body, and it is NOT necessary and doesn't cure any immediate medical problem--therefore, it is unethical to amputate. http://www.cirp.org/library/ethics/

Also, I don't know why people here said all the intact men they know would rather be circ'd. Nothing could be further from the truth. If that really is your experience, I'm assuming you're in the US where the foreskin has been vilified and portrayed again and again as dirty and undesirable. This is not so for 85% of the rest of the world. Most intact men who know the value of their foreskin and have not been mocked for being NORMAL are VERY happy to have it!!! There are thousands more who are circ'd and restoring their foreskins because it improves their sexual experience (and the woman's) drastically.

http://www.norm.org
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replied August 30th, 2008
Thank you lotus130!!!!
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replied August 30th, 2008
Something else I thought of!!
I have had to sit down to pee all my life due to the damage to my uretha from circumcision!
My stream goes completely to the left!
As a child I was told boy's stood up to pee,when I did I got in trouble for not peeing straight :0(
When I pee'ed on the toilet I got yelled at but again told too stand up and pee???
Where the hell is the logic is this?
Made to feel diffrent,embarrased and sad for something I didnt ask for or want!
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replied August 30th, 2008
circumcision is NOT "cleaner" unless - as a woman - you think removing your daughter's labia is a good choice. If that seems sick to you, than so should RIC.

routine infant circumcision is a cruel ritual started in mainsteam america as a "cure" to masturbation:

"A remedy [for masturbation] which is almost always successful in small boys is circumcision...The operation should be performed by a surgeon without administering an anesthetic, as the brief pain attending the operation will have a salutary effect upon the mind...In females, the author has found the application of pure carbolic acid to the clitoris an excellent means of allaying the abnormal excitement. " -- Dr. John Harvey Kellogg

And since then it has become a multi-million dollar industry for the medical field, who has been desperately trying to find reasons to justiy the act. Truly, circ is a solution lookng for a problem and has always been.

An CHOICE? Please. You go on and on about parental choice while ignoring the CHOICE of the child. To circumcise an infant is to not only rob him of his foreskin, but also his basic human right to decide what happens to his own genitals. It's shameful that this barbaric act is still allowed to continue.
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replied August 30th, 2008
Circumcision is largely perpetuated by myths. No medical organization in the world recommends Routine Infant Circumcision. Medicaid has dropped it in over 17 states because it has no medical benefit.

Most reasons given for circumcision are cosmetic and social. But ladies, please think a minute. The number of boys circumcised in this country has gone from over 90% in the 1950's and 60's to just 56% in these past few years. Many, many boys are uncircumcised now and it's NORMAL.

I'm aware that the men in our lives often have strong feelings about circumcision. I know it's important to include them in decision making proceses. But please, please, don't do what I hear so many women say they do and "defer the choice to daddy". Please do the research on your own and don't let anybody try and dismiss your findings. You owe your child your best research and critical thinking.
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replied August 30th, 2008
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The best time to circumcise is when the child turns 18 and is able to make his own decisions about removing a part of his penis.
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replied August 31st, 2008
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What?
What happened to my response? I did not make any derogatory statements nor did I pass judgement............I stated an OPINION as others have done here, yet my post of all the others is being "reviewed"????????????????????????????
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