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post #21 of 27

There are a number of medical reasons a 3 year old child would be circumcised.  My son was circ'd at 11 months old.  He was in so much pain he showed me he knew how to climb stairs for the first time ever!  He showed absolutely no sign of any pain and all he had was tylenol.  However, my friend's son had to have a circ done at 11 years old due to recurrent infections and was out of school for a month.  It's MUCH worse on an older child/adult.  

 

Of course, you can listen to my husband's line "I was circumcised at birth and it was so bad I couldn't walk for a whole year!". twins.gif

post #22 of 27

I don't quite understand the wording in your post. So your son's intact penis was in pain (why?) and then his circ went well and he had no pain at all with just tylenol? Is that what you are saying and why did your son and the other boy need to be circumcised?

post #23 of 27

What I was saying was that my son experienced little to no pain from his circ.  Our reasons for circumcising him are that we are Jewish.  My friend's son, as I said, had to have it done due to reoccurring infections.  The last part was a joke.

post #24 of 27

So then you are advocating circ...? We do not support that here and no there are not a number of reasons a boy needs to be circ'ed....there are very very few actually. I do not support circ period regardless of religion. I am completely and whole-heartedly against it.

post #25 of 27

I've never really given much thought to circumcision other than the bris (es?) that I have attended over the years. My son is circumcised and any child that comes into my home (for whatever length of time) either will be or won't be. Whatever is, is.

post #26 of 27

~looks around~  Support it where?  This is the adoption thread, not the anti-circ thread.  Do I advocate circumcision?  No, I don't go around telling people what do do with their or their children's bodies.  I'm pro-choice.  However, there are legitimate reasons for circumcision.  Infections for one.   You are whole-heartedly against circumcision?  So if a child is suffering from continuous, painful infections that could ultimately lead to sterility, that nothing in eastern or western medicine is helping and this is the only remaining option, you are telling me you would vilify a parent for having this done?  Seriously?  I get why people are against it, especially when religion is involved.  But to make a blanket statement that you are against something that could potentially improve someone's quality of life makes absolutely no sense to me.

 

 

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Originally Posted by sosurreal09 View Post

So then you are advocating circ...? We do not support that here and no there are not a number of reasons a boy needs to be circ'ed....there are very very few actually. I do not support circ period regardless of religion. I am completely and whole-heartedly against it.



 

post #27 of 27

I've been alerted to there becoming an issue on this thread.  I read it and as far as I can tell, it belongs here due to it being an issue pertaining to an older adopted child.  MDC takes a firm anti-circumcision stance, but also states:

"It is our wish that The Case Against Circumcision be an informative and welcoming space for those who are new to the subject of circumcision. This is not a space to bash others. In an effort to minimize language which might alienate those seeking information, we are cautious about using pejorative terms such as abuse, barbarism, mutilation, etc. when routinely discussing circumcision. Let the facts speak for themselves."

 

And for the religious aspect of this discussion, MDC states:

"The discussion of or reference to religion is outside of the scope of this forum. Any posts which bring any aspect of religion into the discussion are not appropriate and will be removed. Respectful discussion of a religious nature regarding circumcision, alternatives, etc. may be hosted in the Spirituality forum. The Spirituality forum is a debate-free zone. Members maintain a list of helpful websites in a Web Resources thread for further information about religious issues."

 

As far as I can tell, nobody has been advocating circumcision, only stating thier reasons for having had it done.  Please do not turn this into a religious debate and keep it on the topic of circumcision and the older adopted child.  

 

Thank you.


 

 

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