Originally Posted by KHalton
My sister died last week and I now have custody of her four children, one of whom is a 2 year old boy.
He is not circumcised, probably because she never had the money to do it. I can't imagine her not wanting him circumcised.
I just joined MDC ten minutes ago, and happened to notice this board. I am taking the kids to my family doctor tomorrow and intended to get a referral to someone to have Benny circumcised.
I am new to all things child related, but I thought all boys were supposed to be circumcised. Why wouldn't I circumcise him? And how will I take care of him if it's not done? Won't he have problems?
Please do not do this. It is not just a piece of skin. Please read this board.
It is very informative.
It is a protective piece of skin, even if you tried to pull it back at this point in time he will cry. Why? because it usually doesnt detatch from the head of hte penis until about 5 years old. Sometimes earlier.
THe foreskin is actually FUSED to the penis much like the fingernail is fused to the fingernail bed.
You never have to touch it, no more than a circed penis. There is nothing abnormal about it..... Just wash it like you would his pinky finger.
You never have to retract it.
Most medical insurance agencies will not cover a circumcision because it is purely a cosmetic surgery and the rates in the states for this surgery have been dropping dramatically since the 70's.
I am 25 years old. i am a Man. And I wish my mother hand never circumcized me.
80% of the worlds Viagra supply is sold in america. Also 80% of the worlds circumcized population resides in America. Coincidence?
Our society would never think of cutting the labia off or clitoral hood off however in Mid eastern countries they do this routinely for the 'same' justifications we cut off a boys foreskin.
Your sister had a plan in not circumcizing him. She may not have wanted to tell anyone because she didn't want to be chastised or told she was wrong.
She wasn't..... It is cutting off a functioning piece of a healthy body.
at 2 years old it is not a simple procedure anymore, many times stitches are involved because of the pain. At 2 years old the child can actually voice the pain they are going through instead of just crying.
There will be a month to 2 months of recovery for this surgery, where you will not be able to give him adequate pain medication and you will have to care for the wound....
Just leave it alone..... there is no need for it.... please hang around these boards and read up on intact penis's.....
You may have heard it is dirtier? It is not.... You never have to retract it, no matter what a dr or a mother or someone else tells you, European countries get along just fine without retracting their boys on a daily basis. It doesn't cross their mind.
Why? because retracting a penis before it is ready causes tiny tears in the foreskin and promotes infection. That is why we have so many problems with foreskins in america, because the Doctors are not trained on how to handle one......
Would you put a little girl through a cosmetic surgery because you wanted to?..... No..... please do not do it to this helpless little man who can not speak up and defend himself.