My cousin is having a baby boy soon. I want to mention no circ to her, but want to do so in a way that won't be overwhelming. As far as I know, she has never considered the issue and has no prior knowledge of it. She is a single mama with two girls and baby's father might be in the picture. Not sure. My father, who is her dads brother (she lives with her father), was SHOCKED that we left our DS intact. Never considered NOT doing it. Thought is was the most bizarre thing. Uncirc'd penises are seen as "yucky." So, that's the backdrop against which I am considering presenting this information. She is mainstream in every way.
I do not want to overwhelm her. She has a lot on her plate. She will be facing raising three children alone, recovering from a c/s (medically indicated but not sure why) and the like. She is on Medicaid, but our state pays for circ (grumble). Ideas on how to gently bring up this topic (am going to email her) and encourage her to at least consider not circing as an option? Links to basic info that do not contain words such as "mutilate" and "torture"?
Thanks in advance!!