I circ'd my first two boys and not the third--we wised up! My sister-in-law knows this and has even seen the video Intact Facts (I teach childbirth classes and she took them with her first (a girl) and saw the video then and also took a refresher with her second and saw the video again. I just *happened* to be showing it for the class she decided to come to! LOL
But I guess it didn't do any good! I was at the birth center, natural birth of her son and as soon as everyone left the room and it was just me, her and the baby, I said something to the effect of, "Now you have to decide what to do about circ." I looked her in the eye and said, " You know I did it twice and decided not to do it again--please don't do it to Evan." She said she wasn't sure (and that's when I knew she was going to do it).
I went to her house a few days later and took her The Case Against Circ article and Dr Fleiss' phone #. She said her Ped. told her that she has seen way too many horror stories with INTACT babies. I told her that instead of paying me (they wanted to give me a spa day) for my doula services all I asked of her was to at least call and talk to Dr Fleiss. I tried so damn hard to save that little boy's foreskin!!!
I never heard anything from her over the next few days and found out later that she had it done in their house on the 7th day by a Moyl (sp?). They are catholic.
Ever since then (and he is 2 now) I feel disgusted with her. How in the world do you see Intact Facts TWICE, read The Case Against Circ, read Circumsion, What Your Dr May Not Tell You and then STILL do it??????
We used to be close but it has definetly changed how I feel about her and how I look at her as a mother.