Originally Posted by Kim919
I am having a home birth, so I'm kind of hoping we can just not do it.... and he will forget about the whole thing? I would love any good solid info that I can show him (something short, to-the-point, and not "hippy" sounding) to sway him to my side.
Just show him the video, if he is adamant about having it done. WARNING! Graphic and disturbing, I have only watched the first 30 secondshttp://www.intact.ca/video.html
A transcript of what is being said can be found here:http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=481025
Just reading it made me shake, sweat, and vomit. How people are duped by their doctors everyday- parents think they are doing what is best for their children, but the medical community refuses to acknowledge the harms.
Really, it is not a "hippy" issue or a "crunchy" issue. It is a human rights issue.
I have a pro-circ, anti-INFANT circ Word document if anyone is interested, just pm me your address. It is basically geared to men who are into body modification (tats, piercings, etc) and tells how careless doctors are when they cut off the foreskin, and how easy the surgery is as an adult IF the boy chooses to have it done on his own.
You can try the approach I did with my (then boyfriend, now) husband: I told him over my dead body was anyone cutting off a part of my perfectly healthy baby. And I didn't know the full horrors until I found the CAC forum a few months ago... but I truely meant it. No doctor would cut off my child's breasts to prevent breast cancer, or her toes to prevent ingrown toenails... The foreskin is not an expendable body part, any more than my clitoral hood is....