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#1 of 111 Old 10-16-2005, 09:23 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi all! Just something I've noticed since having my son...I have never once seen another intact penis. I don't even remember seeing one before he was born. All my cousins are cut, my godson, everybody I know. Every time I see a kid getting his diaper changed, he's always circ'd. I saw one today when we walked by a family at the Ohio Renfest. So if the circ rates are dropping, where are the intact boys?

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Well, I can't speak for the rest of them, but my little intact guy is playing in the backyard with his daddy.
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I think it very much depends on where you live. I know the Midwest still has the highest circ rates in the country. And it's also variable from town to town, even.

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I've been surprised that I haven't seen any circed penises since my ds was born. I've seen several little guys getting diaper changes, and I've noticed that they're all intact!
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Well I have two, who are currently throwing baby toys at each other :. We have another 4-6 in our peer circle and I would guess quite a few more at school since the boys go to school with a large immigrant population...but obviously we are not checking out people's penises in general society :LOL

ETA: Forgot to say, we are in SW Michigan, so as Midwest as you can get

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To be honest, I've only seen ONE cut boy since I've had my daughter (which marks the point in time that I would've seen naked baby boys :LOL).
My youngest sister is having #2, a baby boy, and he will be another intact one to add to the list

I didn't know how much she had researched the issue, so I just said flat out "promise me you won't chop off any of his penis", and she said "OH GOD NO..." :LOL
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Among my friend's boys and mine, 3 out of 4 are intact. Seeing naked babies at the park, pool and lake, the boys are overwhelmingly intact.

Circ rates are dropping the fastest on the coasts. They're still pretty high in the center of the US.

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Come to New Mexico! Except in Albuquerque, where it might be 60/40 intact to circ'd, the rest of the state is overwhelmingly intact!
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Here in Mass, my intact guy's following in his daddy's footsteps!
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I have 3 intact boys here in Idaho
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Add one more in Idaho

There are quite a few around here, but they're all pretty much in my 'crunchy' group of friends.
Most of the parents I know from other places (ie. church, playgroups, etc) have had their sons cut
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I know how you feel- all my cousins and all the little boys I babysat were circed. It always makes me so sad. I'm hoping my generation will change that- I know our parents weren't even presented with circ as a "choice" it was just "necessary"- sign here and we'll have it done ya know...I hope to see some of my cousin's future children intact!

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Well... there is AT LEAST one intact boy here in Tennessee!
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I had my son near Dayton, OH and he was the only boy I saw in our 5 week hospital stay go home with his foreskin. I think the rates in that area are still sky high. I did know of close to a dozen intact boys but they were all sons of people I'd met through an AP playgroup or LLL. I know when I first took my son to the ped she acted like it was really unusual to not circ. She asked at every appointment if we'd changed our mind until my son was 4 months old.

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I know 11 intact boys (one being my son) in SC.

OUR DAUGHTERS ARE PROTECTED SHOULDN'T OUR SONS BE TOO! :
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Well... there is AT LEAST one intact boy here in Tennessee!
I was at the Farm in Summertown a few months ago and most (if not all) of the kids I met there were intact.

Adding my 3 intact little guys to the list in NC!!

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I am an early childhood educator, and I care for infants, and I have never seen a circed penis! Yay for Nova Scotia!!!
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There's one sleeping on my lap!!

(sadly, most of the babes I know are not so lucky)

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Here in PA, I know a few but they are ones I met through LLL/ ap group. I think it has a lot more to do with who you associate with. For example, I know 5 mothers of boys. One of those mothers circ'd. My cousin who lives one town over knows 5 different mothers of boys. All of them circ'd.
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I've only seen 2 circ'd here. All the girls in my mom's group left their boys intact!
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We have to remember that the circumcision rate for 10 year olds is very different than that of 5 year olds and they are very different than the rate for boys born this year.

As a national cultural trend, this one is moving at lightning speed and we have to look at a very narrow age range to get an idea of what is happening now.



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Well, I have 6 intact boys to add...LOL. But where I live it is very rare. I had a daycare for 8 years and I had one intact boy out of a lot of little boys. Very sad.

There have been 4 new baby boys born at our church in the last 2 months and all were circ. I tried to save them, but couldn't.

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Most of the boys in my AP group are intact. I don't really see naked babies outside of the group though. Here medicaid doesn't cover circumsicion (along with several other states) so I'm assuming a lot of low income families are opting not doing it as they can't afford $600 + (upfront) to get it done.

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Well, there are two (three if you count DH....shhhhh don't tell him I told you...no, he honestly does not care) in my bed right now.

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i live in europe and i have never even met anyone who is circumcised!

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plenty intact boys here in australia!
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There are quite a few in my church, one in my bed (dh) and a possible one in my belly I've seen a lot of intact little boys around here, but the rates here are pretty low (and at least that one hospital doesn't do them anymore so I'm sure that has helped a lot!).

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Another two here in Oz.
My boys are 10 & 7 and when they were babies I guess it was 50 - 50
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I'm German and ds was born in Germany. No doctor there will perform infant circumcision (boy or girl).

We live in the UK and circumcision is almost non-existent here too [I think it is around 5% -- mainly practised by Muslim immigrants].

ALL the little boys [and big boys, ahem ] I know are intact
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To the OP: you live in the midwest, which has the highest circ. rate in the nation; if memory serves me, over 81% of boys here are circ'ed. Here in Iowa, the circ. rate is still sky-high, too. I wouldn't be surprised if my 18 year old is the only intact male in his Senior class.
My 2 intact sons are grown now, but I've noticed that they have no trouble getting girlfriends!
I am happy to report that circ. is rare in the Pagan community. I attend a Pagan festival once a year and volunteer at their child-care center. Almost all baby and toddler boys are intact.
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