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post #41 of 110
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Originally Posted by mamasophy View Post
Even when I was 20 (1986) and worked in daycare I saw many many intact boys. this was in San Francisco. Even when I worked at the Jewish Community Center preschool (Marin County)it was 50-50 (not all were Jewish)! Most of my son's peer group that he grew up with are intact (he's 16) - that's a group that ranges from Petaluma CA (north of S.F.) to Santa Cruz CA.
On the peninsula in between Santa Cruz and SF, things weren't so progressive in my older sons' peer group, though they do have some intact friends (at least the ones we've known for 15 years). Things are getting better around here, though. My contacts in SF proper, who are involved in newborn and infant care in the Presidio and environs, indicate the good majority of the boys born in the last decade are intact - and this includes hospital births.
post #42 of 110
No. My DS is the first intact little boy among my friends who have sons!
post #43 of 110
When my sons were little (1980s) I was involved with La Leche League (in Germany and Nebraska), and it seemed like a lot of those moms didn't circumcise. Then my kids went to a Waldorf school (in Colorado), and a lot of families practiced natural living and didn't circumcise.

Outside of those selected populations, I have found that a good number of my random mom-friends did not circumcise: a total of six boys, ranging in age from 10 to 18. This is in Boulder, CO which is fairly progressive-minded; I have heard that the circ rate at Boulder's hospital is about 40%.

Also, there are several other nurses at the hospital where I work who I know did not circumcise their sons. My hospital is in a neighboring, more conservative town, and it does seem like the vast majority (though not all) of Caucasian families do circumcise.

However, I think it's safe to say that there are intact boys out there no matter where you live, no matter whether you know about it or not.

For example, we did a NOCIRC booth this year for a conference held in a local arts center. There were lots of other activities going on in the building besides the conference, and many parents walked by our table hauling their kids to dance or art lessons. I was surprised that a number of white middle class suburban looking parents stopped by to say that they hadn't circumcised their sons.

Gillian
post #44 of 110
I'd say it's about 50/50 here.
post #45 of 110
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Originally Posted by glongley View Post
When my sons were little (1980s) I was involved with La Leche League (in Germany and Nebraska), and it seemed like a lot of those moms didn't circumcise. Then my kids went to a Waldorf school (in Colorado), and a lot of families practiced natural living and didn't circumcise.

Outside of those selected populations, I have found that a good number of my random mom-friends did not circumcise: a total of six boys, ranging in age from 10 to 18. This is in Boulder, CO which is fairly progressive-minded; I have heard that the circ rate at Boulder's hospital is about 40%.

Also, there are several other nurses at the hospital where I work who I know did not circumcise their sons. My hospital is in a neighboring, more conservative town, and it does seem like the vast majority (though not all) of Caucasian families do circumcise.

However, I think it's safe to say that there are intact boys out there no matter where you live, no matter whether you know about it or not.

For example, we did a NOCIRC booth this year for a conference held in a local arts center. There were lots of other activities going on in the building besides the conference, and many parents walked by our table hauling their kids to dance or art lessons. I was surprised that a number of white middle class suburban looking parents stopped by to say that they hadn't circumcised their sons.

Gillian
I have 2 friends from Colorado and they are 17 and 14, both intact and also Hispanic (though separate friends who don't know each other).
post #46 of 110
An old high school friend, who I recently met up with after years and years, has an intact son. If my sister has a boy, he will be intact too.
post #47 of 110
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Originally Posted by tiffer23 View Post
Do you know intact little boys?
yep, he's sleeping upstairs ...

Well, seriously, we just moved to CO (Boulder area) and it's just like a breath of fresh air (after conservative, circ-ing AZ). MOST of the boys here are INTACT! ?
post #48 of 110
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Originally Posted by Yulia_R View Post
(after conservative, circ-ing AZ)
I thought AZ had a very low circ rate like under 20%?

ETA: just looked it up Arizona is only 25% (NV is the one under 20% it is only 14%.) However Colorodo is pretty high at 63%. It must have more to do with the group your hanging out with.
post #49 of 110
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Originally Posted by eepster View Post
I thought AZ had a very low circ rate like under 20%?

ETA: just looked it up Arizona is only 25% (NV is the one under 20% it is only 14%.) However Colorodo is pretty high at 63%. It must have more to do with the group your hanging out with.
In AZ except for few AP moms, everyone I knew circ'd their son(s)

In CO where we live now--Boulder area—which is known for being very crunchy (most of people here are into natural family living, organic food, non-circ-ing) most of boys I know are intact.
post #50 of 110
I know of only one other intact boy besides my son, and his father is intact and his mother is a native of Brazil.

Everyone else, and I know a lot of people with boys, are cut. :
post #51 of 110
I have only seen five penises IRL my whole life. (Though I've seen several photos of penises)

My father was intact.

My sister's sons are both circumcised "to look like Dad" I tried to talk her out of it, especially with her second son (her first son's got infected and had other problems, and had to be redone!) She was dead set on an "easy care penis" for each of the boys. And that whole "matching penises" thing. And she fell for the "fewer STD's" line. :

My best friend's adopted son is intact (apparently circumcision is uncommon in Russia). They were considering having him circumcised after bringing him home, but the cost for the procedure outweighed the cosmetic appeal. Lucky kid!

My husband is intact.

I can't understand why some women think that circ'd penises are "better looking" than uncirc'd. When they are doing their job, you can't see them anyway! : :
post #52 of 110
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Originally Posted by Mandynee22 View Post
Is circ in Germany culture good or bad?
My father was born in Germany, and he was not circumcized. I don't think his brother was, either. And I only have one male cousin on that side of the family, and I never changed his diaper, so I don't know if my aunt was pro or anti circumcision, but I would guess against, since Grandma was.
post #53 of 110
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Originally Posted by llamalluv View Post
apparently circumcision is uncommon in Russia
Unheard of.
post #54 of 110
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Originally Posted by Yulia_R View Post
Unheard of.
I didn't know exactly. I just knew from what my friend said that none of the little boys in the orphanage were circ'd.
post #55 of 110
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Originally Posted by llamalluv View Post
I didn't know exactly. I just knew from what my friend said that none of the little boys in the orphanage were circ'd.
Not just in orphanage. Even Jewish do not circ in russia.
post #56 of 110
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Originally Posted by Yulia_R View Post
Not just in orphanage. Even Jewish do not circ in russia.
Wow, really? Is it illegal in Russia?
post #57 of 110
I think most (if not all) of my LLL friends have intact little ones, but I would guess that all my more mainstream friends have circed (although I don't know for sure). We didn't really learn about cir until after my first son was circed so we have one of each in the house right now.
post #58 of 110
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Originally Posted by savienu View Post
Wow, really? Is it illegal in Russia?
I'm not really sure. It’s just unheard of to cut a part of boy’s penis off.
My SIL told me a story about a boy who had a very rare medical condition with his penis, so had to be circ'd. The doctor (urologist) told the mother that in her entire practice (she was an older lady) this was the second circ she has preformed.

The poor boy went to a summer camp last summer, I guess boys were laughing at him because he came back with a horrible psychological trauma about the issue and had to go to psychologist to help him to deal with it...
post #59 of 110
Most my friends as well as my SIL did not circumcise their kids. Although I hang out with a very crunchy crowd, so I am sure that has something to do with it. Also this state does not cover circ with Medicaid, many low income parents simply don't have the $650 to get it done.
post #60 of 110
All six nephews , ranging from 6 to 36 are intact. Most little boys around here are intact, though my grandaughter's Mom says she knows of 2 who were circ'd.
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