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I hope your son recovers quickly... Thanks for sharing your story with us. I am from Australia and it's not done at all any more, most hospitals refuse to do it, if some religions chose to have it done, mostly middle eastern families, it is done from at the earliest age of 6 months, and they are put to sleep when it is done, as a side effect from this, when the babies reach six months, most parents have "forgotten" about it and never get it done. It is so hard for anyone to find a Dr to do it, I would say 99% of baby boys are now not circumsized. I have two boys and never ever was it mentioned, except when DH asked out of curiosity and they told him its not done any more.
I'm sooooooooo happy to hear this in your country! It seems like in 1980 when the pediatric academies stopped recommending circumcision, the circ rate in Australia plunged quickly, but it took a lot longer to become the majority (of intact males) here in Canada, and is going even slower in the U.S., though progress IS being made!
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I think it's interesting how people, esp. MILs, have opinions on stuff they know nothing about! We've only told a few people that we're leaving this one intact (male or female ). Mainly because we don't want to hear it from people who don't know what they're talking about.
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Oh my! I'm so sorry for your son's suffering! I hope he is healing as well as possible.

When I had my dd, my intact then dh and I refused to sign the consent as part of the preadmission process. The lady insisted we take the consent home and think about it! What a bi***!

FF to today, I am divorced and my dp and I got pg. He is circ'ed and so are his 2 boys. I spent a lot of time trying to talk him out of it. Fortunately our baby was a girl (I don't believe her ears can be pierced until she begs for it and is at least 12, those babies with piercings make me ill or at least their mamas do) and unfortunately Chloe was born still.

If we do conceive again, I will insist he read your posts.

Thank you!
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