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#31 of 32 Old 12-13-2009, 05:13 PM
 
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DH and I had all of these very same discussions about why DS might prefer to be cut. I won't go over all of them again because previous posts covered them.

For me it boiled down to this: It's genital mutilation. Circumcision is just a nicer way of saying it. (I could swamp you with info about female genital mutilation in other countries and how people in the US find it outrageous but then continue to cut our baby boys..... but I'll spare you that tirade)

For DH, what made up his mind not to cut (even though he is) was watching an actual circumcision. You can view some here if you are interested
http://www.mothersagainstcirc.org/video.htm

Congratulations on your baby boy. You're already a wonderful mom for asking these questions!

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I had been turned down by a girl for being intact, and although it was humiliating (and still bothers me), I'm kind of glad that I wasn't with someone that shallow...
Good point!

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