I've done a lot of research about circ and firmly feel that keeping my baby intact is the best for him (should it be a boy). I'm currently preg and have no idea the gender yet. DH and I are not (yet) in agreement. I feel that I may have one of the toughest crowds when it comes to saying "no thank you" to circ. Long story short, my DH's parents did not circ him at birth and didn't want him to be, for many of the same reasons that I don't want to. BUT when he was 4-5 yrs old DID get an infection and was circumcised- at the memorable age of 5- he was in the hospital for a week he says- whether that was from the infection or the circ or both i'm not sure of the details. I know DH has trauma from this experience, and does NOT want our future son to have this happen to him, so he wants to circ at birth- to prevent the trauma at an older age and to prevent the infection possibilities. (Which I know all the research says is not that likely to happen, but it DID happen to DH- so I can't exactly convince him it's not likely.) So, bc of this experience he and his parents are supporters of circ- bc the worst case scenario of being intact DID happen to them.
We both agreed to learn more and go from there. I have read so much- but regarding the infection issue- I need more information- statistics and numbers are good for DH.
If you have any resources to share, please let me know.