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#271 of 280 Old 01-14-2013, 06:24 PM
 
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At what ages should my boy foreskin retract cause he is 13 now and it still haven't happen?
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At what ages should my boy foreskin retract cause he is 13 now and it still haven't happen?
It could be years yet or it could happen sometime in the near future. As long as he is able to urinate I wouldnt worry.

 
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At what ages should my boy foreskin retract cause he is 13 now and it still haven't happen?

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Much like a girl's body matures at it's own rate, so too will a boys.  Unfortunately, many doctors in the US are completely ignorant of normal male development.  If you're being told there's a problem, as long as your son is urinating, then he's likely fine.  When the male starts to mature, that's when the hormones start working on the body to finish the development of the sex organs.  Because most doctors in this country do not have a fulling functioning body, they do not know how one matures.  Most males will be retractable by the time they're an adult.  I've read here about a father who did not retract & had a sex life, obviously, or he wouldn't be a father. winky.gif

 

If this is bothersome to the child, once he's past puberty, if it still hasn't changed, a knowledgeable, intact friendly doctor can discuss options w/ him.  I would not suggest he see a random, run of the mill doctor though, for the reasons I stated above.  He'd have to see one that knows how to do more than just cut it off.

 

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#274 of 280 Old 01-16-2013, 07:16 AM
 
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Much like a girl's body matures at it's own rate, so too will a boys.  Unfortunately, many doctors in the US are completely ignorant of normal male development.  If you're being told there's a problem, as long as your son is urinating, then he's likely fine.  When the male starts to mature, that's when the hormones start working on the body to finish the development of the sex organs.  Because most doctors in this country do not have a fulling functioning body, they do not know how one matures.  Most males will be retractable by the time they're an adult.  I've read here about a father who did not retract & had a sex life, obviously, or he wouldn't be a father. winky.gif

 

If this is bothersome to the child, once he's past puberty, if it still hasn't changed, a knowledgeable, intact friendly doctor can discuss options w/ him.  I would not suggest he see a random, run of the mill doctor though, for the reasons I stated above.  He'd have to see one that knows how to do more than just cut it off.

 

 

I agree.  I have a nephew who was not retractable until about 15, then almost overnight it happened. Also, there are men who never achieve retractability and lead perfectly normal lives with no issues whatsoever.  They are in a much better place that a man who had his foreskin amputated.

 

If, as Sus stated above, it becomes an issue fo him after puberty, there are many options which do not involve amputation.  For your own peace of mind, you might wish to read the following:

 

www.cirp.org/library/treatment/phimosis

 

www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2490/8/6

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Husband is circed. But baby boys (3 and 5) have never had the slightest issue. =)


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without revealing too much - none of my previous partners had a problem - I live in a culture where it is normal to be intact  - I have NEVER heard of an issue mot once, not ever., my son at 9 weeks is intact and circumcision was never mention by any of the medical staff I dealt with. I didn't even have a passing thought of whether to cut his penis or not - no one else needs to either

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never had a problem.  Never even heard of a problem in "real life."

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DS is four, and never had a problem.


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My two intact DS's have had not problems at all. 7 years, and 4 years running.

 

Our almost 10 year old DD has had so.many.adhesions, multiple UTI's and kidney infections. And two surgeries to correct reflux. Oddly enough, no one suggested circumcision as a cure for herPeace.gif Funny how that works.

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