I've been informed about circumcision for at least 5 years, since I was in college. I've always known I would want to have a family, and I babysat a lot and have always loved kids. I had a LiveJournal and was in some communities, honestly I can't even remember what they were about, maybe knitting?? From there I became "friends" with some natural-minded mamas and was began reading about and becoming interested in normal birth, breastfeeding, natural family planning, cloth diapers, etc. I remember being so horrified when I learned how circumcision is performed and realized that it doesn't have health benefits to justify it. I'm sure that I read threads on Mothering during all my research and "investigations" although I can't recall any specific threads. When I found out I was having a son, I had absolutely no question - he would remain intact. It wasn't even an issue with my husband - I'm pretty sure I told him when we were still dating that I would never circumcise my son(s)! And once he learned how it's done and watched about 12 seconds of a video, he announced that no son of his would ever go through THAT. I do feel very fortunate that I found out all this information ahead of time and that my husband did not make it into a divisive issue.