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post #81 of 110
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Originally Posted by springbabes View Post
My brother's son and my sister's son are both intact . I have no idea about my DS's playmates. I'm assuming that since the circ rate in Utah is so high that most of his friends are circed.
Utah's rate is 54%, not very high. I know several intact boys
post #82 of 110
I do know some, but I think it was my bumper stickers that got me friends who have intact kids. My care has two bumper stickers one says "itactivist, stop infant circumsicion" and the other says "zero tolerance for genital cutting"

so I tend to meet people and talk to them about it based on my sticker (that and my anti vax stickers).
post #83 of 110
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Originally Posted by Mandynee22 View Post
We're all alone here :-(
My dad and his bro's are circed. My half bro and step bros (altho one step bro who just got married is pretty crunchy so MAYBE when they have kids... here's hoping)
My cousing married a girl he met in Germany and they have a son. Is circ in Germany culture good or bad? I'm sure he's potty trained by now so I won't get to take a peak hahaha
Any friends I have- all circ and "it's best... he'll have to get it done later" blah blah
Actually, my mother's super crunchy cousin didn't circ her son. He's like 30 now though. She also BF till he was about 4 :-)
It is a HUGE nono, ONLY medical and relgious and the relgious ones it is alot of paperwork form what I understand. Now on base in germany that is differnt::cause that is american ground. When I had e there ( ifought to have him off base) they came in to ask when I wanted it done so they could sent the referel to base and i could tell that they hated to even ask and when I said that my boy won't have the barbariness thrown on him they smiled so big and sighed a huge sigh of relief, they said it is so rare for americans to be like that::
They also outlawed dogs ears cropped and tails docked
post #84 of 110
I don't know of any little boys who are intact, but the only guy I've ever met who I know is intact is my best friend. I'm from the south and circing is really popular there.
post #85 of 110
All the big and little boys I know are intact! Maybe except for the few muslims I know, but I haven't asked.
post #86 of 110
my 3 and one of my friends son are intact. I'm working on another friend preg with a little boy...hopefully I'll know two non-family intacts soon!!
post #87 of 110
Quite a few of the little boys we know in our town are intact. The circ rate in our town is only about 20% (still too high, IMO, but way better than alot of places). Now, back where I grew up is a different story, leaving a little boy intact is virtually unheard of. I've received alot of flak back home for leaving DS intact.
post #88 of 110
I have a home daycare and have been in business for just shy of 8 years now. The boys in my daycare have only been about 15-20% intact
post #89 of 110
I would say it is around half here.
post #90 of 110
Only intact boys & men here.
post #91 of 110
It would be very helpful if posters would identify the geographical region they are referring to. RIC rates in the US are in fact to a great degree regional, and this would help establish a pattern. THe other thing that is distresing is that so many people are saying they know almost no or very few uncirced small boys. I have long suspected that the hospital release rates for circumcision are quite different from the real circucmision rate int he US, and the number of persons who are saying they know no or few uncirced boys would seem to confirm that the real circ rate is actually much higher than the hospital release rates would suggest--even though the circ rate is clearly much lower now than it was 20 years ago.
post #92 of 110
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Originally Posted by stever_45723 View Post
It would be very helpful if posters would identify the geographical region they are referring to. RIC rates in the US are in fact to a great degree regional, and this would help establish a pattern. THe other thing that is distresing is that so many people are saying they know almost no or very few uncirced small boys. I have long suspected that the hospital release rates for circumcision are quite different from the real circucmision rate int he US, and the number of persons who are saying they know no or few uncirced boys would seem to confirm that the real circ rate is actually much higher than the hospital release rates would suggest--even though the circ rate is clearly much lower now than it was 20 years ago.
If the respondent has just for example a 10 yo and a 12 yo then most of the little boy they have opportunity to observe will have been in the circ stats from over a decade ago. Even someone who worked in daycare with 2 yos 3 years ago before they had there own kid will be looking at kids ho were circ'd 5 or more years ago.

When people report that most of their freinds didn't circ, the sampling is very far from random. We are talking about small circles of crunchy mommies many of whom will have homebirthed. Even though I mentioned that most of my IRL friends are not in child bearing years and many jusst don't want to be mommies anyway, I would not be at all surprise that those who are older and did have childeren in the '70s or '80s choose to ignore Drs advice and do things like BF and not circ. When I was at an art opening recently and DS needed to nurse one of the older ladies who had helped currate the show mentioned that she nursed and CLW back in the '50s.

Basically or little sampling has very very little to do with the real incidence of this practice.
post #93 of 110
In my circle of friends there are something like 2/10 which are circumcised, and the mom who has the circumcised boys did not want them circumcised, her DH did and took them for it. :

In my immediate family the two other boys are cut...but that's more a function of the fact my brother (their father) was cut without permission in the hospital when he was born. My family lineage is ALL intact though. Interestingly enough my mother told me that my SIL didn't really care to have them cut, but brother insisted. My mother SHOULD have told them what happened to my brother. She doesn't want him to feel weird about it, or about my dad :.
post #94 of 110
Yes! I was very excited to learn that my 2 yo nephew (born in MI, with one of the highest circ rates) and my 3 step-brothers (middle school age, born on OR) are all intact! And that my dad is a closet intactivist!
post #95 of 110
DS is the only intact boy I know of IRL . . . tho I don't really know the status of that many of the boys at the park & playdates so I might not be alone. . . even tho it seems like it sometimes.
post #96 of 110
Only DS and my nephew. Every other little boy I know is circ'd.

I have a friend that is preggo and she just told me today that "If I have a boy, he'll be circumcised. That's just my personal preference". : I really hope she has another girl....
post #97 of 110
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Originally Posted by urchin_grey View Post
I have a friend that is preggo and she just told me today that "If I have a boy, he'll be circumcised. That's just my personal preference". :
I wonder what her SON'S personal preference would be? :
post #98 of 110
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Originally Posted by stever_45723 View Post
It would be very helpful if posters would identify the geographical region they are referring to. RIC rates in the US are in fact to a great degree regional, and this would help establish a pattern. THe other thing that is distresing is that so many people are saying they know almost no or very few uncirced small boys.
I have been curious about this for some years now (my oldest is now well into his teens). Setting aside immigrant populations, I have come to the conclusion that the circ rates are mostly the product of a mindset (you could call it 'crunchy' or non-conformist, as eepster pointed out). There are certain areas - Berkeley, CA, Cambride, MA, Boulder, CO and the Seattle area - where I hear the rates are (relatively) way down. The geographic issue to a large extent is simply a reflection of where the 'birds of a feather' tend to congregate.

Out here in California, some of my medical contacts who cater to middle class insured whites (to be specific, in Silicon Valley, Newport Beach, CA and 'white' areas of San Diego) say that the rate of circ is at least 80% in their young male patients. This is anecdotal, but the reports were independent of each other, and the figure was consistent from place to place.

The Medicaid coverage will also affect overall stats. For example, I believe North Carolina has a rate of 56%, while neighboring South Carolina reports 85%. SC medicaid covers it, NC's doesn't, but I would imagine there is very little difference between the incidence of circumcision in middle class white Charlotte, NC and Chraleston, SC. Just a thought anyhow.
post #99 of 110
Before becoming an intactavist..I thought I knew know one (except an ex boyfriend). But now they are crawling out of the woodwork...
post #100 of 110
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Originally Posted by harleyhalfmoon View Post
I wonder what her SON'S personal preference would be? :
Forget her preference - what about her son's future wife's preference?!

I was VERY relieved to find out that my husband was intact. It meant at least two things:

1 - he had full use of his penis

2 - it meant that I didn't have to try to persuade him to leave our sons intact. No battling the silly argument of making the boys look like him.
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