I am very much against circumcising, but DP insists that it be done, and actually says it is morally wrong NOT to circ!! We are having a home birth, and I am wondering who legally can make the decision of whether or not to have our son circumcised? I dont think that DP would do this, but just to put my mind at rest(hopefully!), I am wanting to make sure he can not take our son into the doctor to get him circumcised at a later time without my consent. We are not married, but we live together and raise our family as a married couple would. We both have custody, etc. So, if DP brought our son into the Dr/hospital, would they circumcise him without my consent?
I remember seeing a Desprate Housewives episode(I dont normally watch that show lol) where the husband did not want his son circumcised but his wife did, and he called all the hospitals in the area and told them that the child was not to be circumcised and that they did not have his consent and in the show it worked, do you know if something like this would actually work? (although the mother ended up taking the child to a Jewish guy who performed the surgery and got it done that way...)
Like I said, I dont think DP would do this, but it is always a possibility I guess...
DP was raised to think that being intact was disgusting and shameful and embarassing and unclean, that is why he wants our son circ. He also thinks that EVERYONE is circ. I dont know where he got this idea, but he has had this opinion ever since I have known him.
I am hoping that before this pregnancy is over I can have him at least somewhat convinced that this is the right choice. Either way, it is not going to happen!!