Originally Posted by soontobemommyof3
I always assumed I would just circumsize my boy. I am beginning to believe it is just another unnecessary medical procedure. I have doing a bit of research and I just don't know if I can have my child circumsized knowing what I know now. However my husband just says "just do it, no big deal." My mother is completely pro-circumcision and throws a huge fit if I even suggest other wise. Thing is her excuses are purely cosmetic. It seems so wrong to me that she would want to subject her grandchild to that kind of pain because she think no circ penis' are gross. I don't know what the gender of the baby will be and we don't plan on finding out. But I don't know how to get my family in the same boat as me after years of circ. just being the thing to do.
WELCOME to the forum! And
for looking into the issue and for wanting to protect your innocent precious baby from harm. Way to go mama-bear!
(bold mine)First of all, amputating ANOTHER person's healthy functioning USEFULL body part IS a big deal, a huge deal, actually.
As to your mom's comment, you can answer with scintific facts that we will hand into your hands, but depending on your relationship with your mom, you can also say something along the lines of (at least I'd say it): "Oh what a relief to know that he will never end up in bed with you"
. I SO wish my husband was intact, foreskin is there for a very good reason. It has a sexual function for BOTH partners in addition to its impotrant protective role.
I have a LOT of videos I'd gladly post for you, but I think the more info we pour into the thread the more overwhelming it might be to start looking at it. Therefore, I would highly recommend to start your research with this gentle yet very educational video: Circumcision Decision. They interview MDs on the subject as well as show a victim of female genital cutting comparing the two. A very well professionally done 20 min long video http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...5256830319025#
Also the first link to start your reading with (and it was a real eye-opener for my husband) is the history of circ in North America, which is cure/prevention of masturbation. Masturbation was concidered to be dirty, shameful and evil and was blamed for many medical conditions, including blindness and retardation. This is a great short-and-straight to the poing link for that: A Short History of Circumcision in the Physicians' Own Words http://www.noharmm.org/docswords.htm