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We do not retract, but his dr. has twice now, once when he was oh... 9 months or so to check for a possible infection, redness in area. I wasn't too cozy with it. His wife is my MW and I trust them completely, but I did wonder if that was ok since all you read and hear is not to do so. I thought it was ok to check for possible issues, he is a well educated non-circ dr.
This last week he checked again, retracted (DS is 21ish months). Do you think, with all your knowledge, that this promoted his early retraction (the first at 9 months?) is that possible? I thought I was pretty educated about the matter, no not feeling too confident.
Thank you for your input.
3 yo intact son, no issues. 72 yo intact father, no issues. One intact brother, 52 yo, no issues. Another intact brother, 50 yo, no issues. Here in Oz, circ isn't very common and it is actually quite difficult to find a doctor that will do it and it is not recommended in hospitals and many hospitals won't do them. It's obviously child abuse so here's hoping threads like this and forums like this will one day be as offensive as if they were "the case against female genital mutilation" and "post here if your daughter has never had a problem with her intact genitals". KWIM? It's kinda weird.
My son is 3 years old and has no problems. he's not retractable yet from what I can tell (i don't try or mess with him at all, it's all up to him). I'm European so intact is the norm to me... DS was the first boy of this generation to be born in DH's family and set a trend to all the others being intact to :D The in-law-mom generation thinks it's a fad, but the grandmas are happy (born in Europe or South America) as they never wrapped their heads around the circ surgery fad! None of the other boys are experiencing any problems. My two nephews in Europe (3 and 2) are doing well as well!
My sons are only 6 and 3 but so far we haven't had any issues. They retracted themselves at some point. The elder has definitely noticed they look different than papa and big brother but he doesn't seem particularly bothered by it. When I explained why they look different he said he was very glad I didn't let anyone cut him.
I recently learned that the current circ rate in the United States is 30%. That is a massive plummet from previous figures. I have total faith that non-religious circ will be completely eradicated from the planet, and all going well, religious circ won't be too far behind it.
I sure hope you're right. Some states in the U.S. have circ rates above 75% still!
I have a 11 year old son and no problems ever.
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My husband is 30 years old and has had 30 years of NO PROBLEMS with his foreskin. He has never had a UTI, an STD, adhesion, ballooning, redness or infection. His foreskin is healthy and his wife is happy.
Same here but my hubby is 28
I have a 9 year old son who has never had any issues. He never cared that he didn't look like his dad. He's never had any problems with hygiene or infections. The only thing that ever happened to him is that once when he was 4 years old, his foreskin ended up caught into the zipper of his pj's. (Everything turned out just fine, and he probably would have gotten caught regardless.) Back when my husband and I decided to make the decision, it seemed like we were going to face all these problems based on his grandma's objections, but I'm glad that we chose to keep him as nature intended.