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I'm 16 weeks pregnant with no.1, a boy. I was visiting family this weekend, who I never see, and my aunt told me, out of the blue, to be sure to get the boy circumcised. I have no plans to do this; husband is not circumcised, and I see no reason to cut off a piece of my son's body. So I asked her why I should. She said that it's much cleaner.
Whatever. Here's what almost made me lose my lunch.
She has guardianship of her 11-year-old grandson. She said she just took him in a month ago to be circumcised, because he kept getting infections.
That poor boy! Imagine, instead of taking the time to teach him how to stay clean, they just cut the thing off! How traumatic!
She just looked so proud, like she had done him a huge favor.
|A former bf of my sister's was circed at age 14, b/c he'd had such terrible infections since about age 12. I don't know the specifics, but I do know that he was old enough to be involved in the decision process, and he chose the circumcision. The infections were apparently so frequent and so painful that he could not handle them.|
As much as we intactivists feel that RIC should be illegal, mainstream America is not ready for that. HOWEVER...I am beyond appalled that it is still legal for a parent/guardian to take a boy of ELEVEN in for cosmetic surgery of ANY KIND, much less MGM. What is wrong with this country???? What would happen if I wanted to take my prepubescent daughter in to have her labia "prettied up"??? I'd lose custody and any doctor who performed such a surgery would lose his license.
I hope that boy sues the doctor and the grandmother when he turns 18.
|"I hope that boy is able to forgive his grandmother when he's older, and that she realizes the incredible mistake she's made on his behalf, and that they can both heal together".|
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