This has been on my mind as my sister will be having another boy, and will undoubtedly circ. him so he will, "look like daddy", just as she did her first son.
From birth my daughter has had problems, "labial adhesion's" were the first and they were many, and horrible and painful to deal with.
Recently she has had surgery to repair grade 4/5 kidney reflux and will need to have further testing to discover what exactly is wrong with her bladder, as clearly there is still something going on. These test require catheters and at almost nine she is finding catheters no less painful/terrifying than she did when we first began this journey. She is an intact female, who has had two years of recurring UTI's well past the time when you would expect childhood UTI's to happen. Any boy in here place would have been prescribed circumcision (before the very invasive testing revealed reflux).
I write this here, to encourage all mothers with sons to keep them intact! If your sons are born whole and healthy, what sense does it make to invade their little bodies with surgery on the very slight chance they may want or need surgery later in life? My daughters issues were no less traumatic when she was a baby, the only difference was that she was easier to hold down to "fix them". The fact that I could hold her down, does not mean that it was easier for her to experience it--it simply means she was small enough to be overpowered! I can only imagine how much worse this would be if I had to question what I did to contribute to this problem.
Please, don't choose surgery for your healthy infants. Don't start down a road you may be forced to follow to fix the first surgery. Leave your sons options open for them to explore when they can make the rationale decision to do so, and save yourself the pain of having to hurt your baby to make the better.
I write this as a mother of two intact and perfectly healthy boys, with two intact girls as well. One of whom happens to have most all of the problems given to parents of boys as a reason to circumcise at birth. Have you ever heard of another girl child with these problems? If not, how likely do you really think it is that your boy will have these same problems?