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So there seems to be a fair number of new names popping up, how about introducing yourself, tell us what brought you here and how you came to this subject. Give as much or as little info as you want. I just thought it might be interesting.
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I'll jump in and say hi

I started researching circ when pg with my first, who was a surprise but turned out to be a girl Now I'm pg with my third, who is a boy, and just started running into the comments from other people.

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I'm lurking!

I'm goBecgo. I'm in the UK. Because i am surrounded by uncirc'd men i have always been vaguely horrified with the idea that a whole society so similar to my own would routinely do it, so i suppose i lurk to read about you all fighting the good fight for all those little boys. It's strange to think of people having such strong beliefs about amputating a little baby's genitals in an educated country - i know that sounds weird and judgemental but it's late and i'm a bit clumsy with it. It's almost like hearing someone say the world is flat, i feel like "wow, do they REALLY believe that!?" because it's been many decades since routine circ'ing happened over here, there is NO segment of society that would ever think this was necessary/a good idea. I literally know NO little UK boys who aren't intact.

My dad was circ'd late due to repeated infections and scarring because his parents used forced retraction to "clean" him. His brother (20months younger) is intact so they obviously learned their lesson thank goodness!

I tend to post on AUstralian sites a lot too, and they also still have a circ'ing culture (it's slowly changing) and i like to post the link to The Prepuce video as it's such a great piece with all one needs to know.
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I'm a lurker! I'm trying to learn what I can right now in case we have a boy. I didn't even realize there was such a movement about it until our Bradley instructor brought it up. My oldest sis has 3 circ'ed boys. With the last one she said she was really hoping for a girl so she didn't have to go through with it again...made me kind of wonder why you had to do it, but didn't think too much about it.

I actually watched her 2nd son get circ'ed...they do it in the nursery at the hospital she delivered at in plain sight of the viewing windows. Kinda crazy, I know. And yes, it was hard to see. They strapped him to a little board that held all his limbs still and draped a paper sheet over his whole body that had a little hole in it for the penis to stick through. I don't remember what they did for pain relief if anything. It makes me sad to think back on it now that I'm more educated.

Lurking here has totally changed my mind about circ'ing! Thanks ladies!

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I'm lurking!

I'm goBecgo. I'm in the UK. Because i am surrounded by uncirc'd men i have always been vaguely horrified with the idea that a whole society so similar to my own would routinely do it, so i suppose i lurk to read about you all fighting the good fight for all those little boys. It's strange to think of people having such strong beliefs about amputating a little baby's genitals in an educated country - i know that sounds weird and judgemental but it's late and i'm a bit clumsy with it. It's almost like hearing someone say the world is flat, i feel like "wow, do they REALLY believe that!?" because it's been many decades since routine circ'ing happened over here, there is NO segment of society that would ever think this was necessary/a good idea. I literally know NO little UK boys who aren't intact.

My dad was circ'd late due to repeated infections and scarring because his parents used forced retraction to "clean" him. His brother (20months younger) is intact so they obviously learned their lesson thank goodness!

I tend to post on AUstralian sites a lot too, and they also still have a circ'ing culture (it's slowly changing) and i like to post the link to The Prepuce video as it's such a great piece with all one needs to know.
You know I feel the exact same way. As an intact guy, whenever I hear people saying the most ridiculous things about circumcision to me it's indeed like saying the world is flat. By the way, in Australia circumcision for the most part has died out and the majority of guys in my generation are intact. What's interesting and encouraging about the US situation is that a big chunk of the population has rejected the procedure. I tend to find that the younger generations as well as people from well educated and diverse backgrounds are most likely to question and reject circumcision.
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I guess I am a lurker on this board- but I post in other forums in MDC. I became very natural living centered and adopted the "if it aint broke don't fix it" attitude about the body, so for me when I started planning a family it was a no-brainer. But I did bring it up to DH (you know the if we have a boy, what do you think....) and that was when he told me he could vaguely remember the pain of his circ, and that he has pain issues with the scar. He also has a very tight circ, so he has issues with his skin being too taught when he is erect causing a host of pain and irritation issues.

So that cemented it for me, but then I found this board, and really learned some things! I watched a horrific circ video and was convinced that not only is this wrong but torture, and a human rights violation- so I speak out against it whenever I have the opportunity.

Thank you MDC for this awesome forum, and to all the posters with their great collective wisdom!

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I just wanted to pop in and welcome you all! Thanks for sharing!!!

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Well, welcome to you all, I'll take a quick turn. For those who don't know, like Tennisdude, I too am an intact guy, in the US; we do exist. And thanks to the efforts of great parents like those here, there are more and more. There are a few others like Tennisdude and I and our hope is to give that perspective and perhaps give insight on questions that only we know. For those lurkers and new folks always know you can ask me anything you want either publicly or PM.
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I started researching circ when pg with my first, who was a surprise but turned out to be a girl Now I'm pg with my third, who is a boy, and just started running into the comments from other people.
Welcome Aurora, how are those comments going?

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I'm goBecgo. I'm in the UK.

I tend to post on AUstralian sites a lot too, and they also still have a circ'ing culture (it's slowly changing) and i like to post the link to The Prepuce video as it's such a great piece with all one needs to know.
GoBecGo, don't even get me started. I live here and I can't believe it. Things are getting better little by little. I think you'll find Americans shocked that no one else does this but even that revelation isn't usually enough. As for the Australians, I think things are well under control there. I agree with TennissDude and the boards that I've seen don't seem to support circumcision too much. There are still people doing it but it's much reduced. Not perfect but they'll get there.

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I'm a lurker! I'm trying to learn what I can right now in case we have a boy. I didn't even realize there was such a movement about it until our Bradley instructor brought it up. My oldest sis has 3 circ'ed boys. With the last one she said she was really hoping for a girl so she didn't have to go through with it again...made me kind of wonder why you had to do it, but didn't think too much about it.

I actually watched her 2nd son get circ'ed...they do it in the nursery at the hospital she delivered at in plain sight of the viewing windows. Kinda crazy, I know. And yes, it was hard to see. They strapped him to a little board that held all his limbs still and draped a paper sheet over his whole body that had a little hole in it for the penis to stick through. I don't remember what they did for pain relief if anything. It makes me sad to think back on it now that I'm more educated.

Lurking here has totally changed my mind about circ'ing! Thanks ladies!
That is a real problem the visibility isn't as good as it can be. That's why it's important to discuss it as often as possible. And to do so in as non confrontational a way as possible. As you know, not everyone knows the facts. I am glad we have helped you I hope you'll be able to help others.

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I guess I am a lurker on this board- but I post in other forums in MDC. I became very natural living centered and adopted the "if it aint broke don't fix it" attitude about the body, so for me when I started planning a family it was a no-brainer. But I did bring it up to DH (you know the if we have a boy, what do you think....) and that was when he told me he could vaguely remember the pain of his circ, and that he has pain issues with the scar. He also has a very tight circ, so he has issues with his skin being too taught when he is erect causing a host of pain and irritation issues.

So that cemented it for me, but then I found this board, and really learned some things! I watched a horrific circ video and was convinced that not only is this wrong but torture, and a human rights violation- so I speak out against it whenever I have the opportunity.

Thank you MDC for this awesome forum, and to all the posters with their great collective wisdom!
You know, I think 'problems' of various kinds are more common than we think. But like all things sexually related, people aren't comfortable talking about it. Changing that could really help us.
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Well Im Angela and mother to a son who is circed a daughter and then another son who is intact. I came here basically to learn more about circs and intact penis's. I was soo naive about an intact penis, I have never seen one in real life (well besides my newborn boys) and I did not realize that when an intact penis is erect it looks like a circed penis....which led me to think then wth do we cut the foreskin off!!! Anyway Im learning a lot and slowly trying to get over the guilt from my first son and learn more and more about why being intact is how it is meant to be
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i cric'ed my first boy. i was 19 and not educated about it. it was something that was done. but when i was 30 and i was preg again, i started thinking about it. i still wasnt informed and prob would have done it again. thank goodness DD was a girl. since she was born i found MDC. i am now preg again. i dont know if it is a boy or girl yet, but have already informed DH circ is not an option. b/c of my lurking I feel very informed on care of an intact penis. which in my opinion sounds a whole lot easier than care of a newly circ'ed one. B/c of MDC I stood up to my DH who has since dropped the issue. if it is a boy MDC saved his skin. literally.

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I guess I should say "hi" as well. I'm a 23 year old mama to a beautiful 15 month old DD. I ran across some circ talk on a similar community online. I was intrigued by what was said so I went to DH to talk about it, just asked general stuff ya know "why does everyone do it" "what's your thoughts on it" blah blah. Of course he was for circ'ing and let me know that we would circ our sons if we have some oneday. So I began researching, brought some research to him, and then told him to think about it. Some days later he let me know that if we ever had a son he would be left intact! I began feeling strongly about the issue, it bothered me that people could be doing this due to lack to education(I would have been that person if I hadn't ran up on this stuff). So I decide to speak up about it, talk with my family (who is shockingly on my side, most said that regret circ'ing their boys) I also wrote up a fact sheet that went out to the local OBGYN in my town for new moms about circ'ing. I lurk often in hopes of helping someone or educating myself further. So, hello everyone!
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Hello...sometimes I post, but mostly I lurk. I get a warm fuzzy knowing that we made the RIGHT decision for our son, born May 2007. I had a very mainstream pregnancy, I barely even knew about the circ wars----I knew it was a "concern" to some, but I didn't realize how committed people were to defending their side. Mainstream me left it up to my DH to decide. He said that we don't belong to a religion that circs, so therefore there was no reason for it. DH is intact himself---was born in Europe to European mother/American father. I admit, I was a little nervous to ask him because we didn't discuss his penis much, coming to the US when he was 4 I didn't know if "being different" was a source of anxiety for him, I had previous boyfriends who were a little self-conscious about their intact state, which sucks! I was in school in Canada when I dated an intact Canadian, and he was most proud of his physique, it was so refreshing! Here, it's "shallow-woman repellent" and I hate that it's an issue at all!

It wasn't until DS was 4 months old that I found these boards and realized the depth of this decision and I am SO happy my DH had the foresight to know! : I pretty much didn't care either way, until I saw 30 seconds of the Jeannine Lauber circ documentary on youtube. She cautioned that some of the images were disturbing, and then it cut to a SCREAMING baby boy in agony and dispair and I had to turn it off. My heart still hurts over it. No one could ever convince me to do that to any baby.

ETA: When the topic comes up, which is rarely, I do mention to PG mainstream friends that I too would have circ'd if my DH said we should have. But that now that I've seen a glimpse of that video, it's made a difference on our daily lives that our son wasn't circ'd, that it was the most important parental choice we've made this far. I really want to hit it home that I understand where they're coming from, but that this is a v. serious matter, particularly for a mother's heart.
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I'm guilty of lurking! My only child is a girl but I was only slightly conscious of the debate until I came to these boards. I already knew that I wouldn't have it done if dd had been a boy because of my Pagan beliefs (let nature be!). My husband took some convincing (relatively little, actually). Thankfully I didn't have to show him any videos, I couldn't even sit through it. He was mostly just worried that I would find his penis unattractive or mutilated. Which I do not, btw

I was very much enlightened and informed by these threads, you intactivists are doing an excellent and noble thing : Thank you so much for fighting the good fight!
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I've lurked for the past few months. My 16 month old is intact and I love to read these boards for empowerment and support-when he looks red or that d@mn doc retracted him before I could say "stop". My dh put up no fight to not circ ds (dh is circ'd) and I really haven't had any negativity (luckily) about my son's penis from family, friends, or caregivers-even though everyone except older generations are circ'd (those family members in their 80's). My reasons for keeping him intact were 1. human rights issue 2. how unnatural a circ'd penis looks 3. no medical reason for it.

I hope to gain the courage to be more vocal about leaving boys intact by visiting this site. I post things on facebook, but have not had the courage to talk face to face with a preggy mama.

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Or a husband, right? Not that you should choose based on that aspect alone, but it certainly doesn't hurt to go into it with your eyes open! Good that you and your ex-BF found out where each other stood before committing to anything!

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I am pregnant and I think it might be a boy this time. ??? I lurk from time to time. I live in the midwest where it is : to even think about NOT circing. So if I do bring up the topic it gets negative reactions. I work in a pedi hospital where nurses talk about how awful it is when an uncirced boy comes in. They say the parents have never cleaned under the foreskin and the kid is going to get an infection blah blah blah. So I need to learn from this forum

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MamatoPeach,

please take the time to educate the nursing staff at the hospital if you can. It is possible to cath without retracting and proper care instructions too. HCP's are the major culprit of so many boys' problems. Thank you.
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I am pregnant and I think it might be a boy this time. ??? I lurk from time to time. I live in the midwest where it is : to even think about NOT circing. So if I do bring up the topic it gets negative reactions. I work in a pedi hospital where nurses talk about how awful it is when an uncirced boy comes in. They say the parents have never cleaned under the foreskin and the kid is going to get an infection blah blah blah. So I need to learn from this forum
Def. read our intact care thread. The nurses are most incorrect as trying to clean under a foreskin is what causes the problems! I hope you get a boy, he would be a lucky little guy.

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I am pregnant and I think it might be a boy this time. ??? I lurk from time to time. I live in the midwest where it is : to even think about NOT circing. So if I do bring up the topic it gets negative reactions. I work in a pedi hospital where nurses talk about how awful it is when an uncirced boy comes in. They say the parents have never cleaned under the foreskin and the kid is going to get an infection blah blah blah. So I need to learn from this forum
I agree with the previous two posters, you're in a unique position to educate. I hope you'll stick around, read the stickies, participate, and educate your friends. There is a lot of good information that they've clearly missed. Welcome to the board.
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Oh, goodness, even thinking about 'needing' to do that makes me cringe....

I'm Jessica mom to 5 (and 1/4) year old Joshua and 22 month old Rebecca. We've been around here since my son was an infant... I found the regret thread her at CAC before I had my son but didn't bookmark MDC. Luckily I also got good information from the debate board at ivillage and then came back to Mothering a little later on. I've been here ever since, although I've taken breaks here and there from this board.

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Okay, I'll come out too. I must be feeling generous tonight.

I used to know vaguely what circ was but never had much of an opinion about it. I guess I always thought it was six of one, half a dozen of the other, no big deal. HOWEVER, I do remember thinking the hygiene argument was a bunch of crap and obviously was created by someone who's never had a vagina. Honestly, once that thing kicks into gear during puberty, it takes quite a while to get the hang of caring for it, and I bet most women have never even seen theirs. Why in the world is it just expected that women will be able to handle taking care of their genitals, yet men for some reason can't be trusted to take care of something that they see and handle multiple times every day (and probably enjoy touching anyway )?

Anyway, all that indifference came to a screeching halt when my DH and I happened to see that Penn and Teller "BS" video. We were going through the whole series one by one with Netflix, and when the circ title came up, I remember thinking, huh, this should be interesting. Oh my gosh. That video hit me like a truck. I think my mouth was hanging open the entire time. It actually raised more questions for me than it answered, not the least of which was why was that boy's glans blood red afterward? If this was simply the removal of a small flap of "useless" skin, why in the world did it look like his whole penis had been skinned? I don't remember DH having much of a reaction to the video. I started doing research online, happened to find TCAC's "If you regret..." thread, and I've been lurking and learning ever since.
 


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I'm new here, and came to MDC to find help on potty training, and seen this forum. Ever since, I've been here everyday!

When I married my intact husband, I didn't really know any different. I knew that there was Circ'd and UnCirc'd, but I never really cared, there was no preference (although, there would be now, haha), it didn't matter to me what was under the pants, kwim?

Anyways, we married, and a year later we had a son. I never did any research on Circ'ing or not, I had just decided I would let him be, and he would look like his daddy.


(My husband said he had only been teased about it once or twice, but never in any hurtful way, just the guys in the locker room, laughing with him, i guess?, but he was nervous the first time we had intercourse bc he knew he was "different", and I felt that since he had handled it all very well growing up, that he was almost like "a better man", and he held his head high, and I wanted him to pass that to his son)

IF I had a "preference" like a lot of moms say, that I want my son Circ'd... I would have done research on it, before having it done, b/c anything with cutting any skin, id like to see it done first, and know the benefits, etc...


So, me being young and nieve was a blessing to my son...

My Bff (as some of you prob know) is pregnant with her second child, and this MAY BE her first boy... So, im in the process of getting her more information so that she can make an "educated" decision (or at least thats what Im tellling her, I know if they actually did research on it, they prob wouldnt do it...).


Anyways, thats why im here. Ive had friends tell me (no longer friends) that I was gross, or my husband was gross b/c he was UnCirc'd, and I always got furious and protested the good things that I knew...

So Im here. To learn. And to be around others that inspire me. =)


I can totally see myself rallying with big signs... "Leave his poor little penis be!". (lol)
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Hi, I'm LadyMage. I'm 23, and a mother to one little girl, DD-14months. I kind of looked into circumcision a little when I was pregnant, but by the time I really started to, I found out she was a girl. My husband, who is circed- tightly, but would never admit to having problems- told me once we found out it was a girl that if it HAD been a boy, we would HAVE to circ him. Well, that really p*ssed me off because you do not tell me what you will do to my baby, ykwim? LOL So, I really started looking into it then, and OMG, I am SO glad Zoe was a girl and I didn't have to worry about it. I also think that I might have gone through with it just to shut my husband up, too, and that really scares me. Anyway, he knows my stance now, and he says he doesn't want any little boys because he knows he won't win this fight, but we'll have more kids here in another year or so anyway.

I actually got him to really look into it- really research- but he still would want it done because it was what was normal to him. Finally, he admitted he just wanted his sons to look that way. Now, not to offend anyone, but his scar is VERY noticable- and it is about an inch behind his glans. He also has a few little scars that look like they could have been from his circ. His frenulum is gone, too.

Anyway, I just think it is such a horrible, barbaric thing to do to a poor, helpless, little boy. My brother and my first cousin are both intact, and have never ever had problems. (Ages 19 and 21) There just is NO point in doing it, and I'll be d*mned if I let it happen to any of my future boys. I do the diaper changes anyway, so until the little mite was old enough to take his diaper off and streak across the computer room floor, hubby would never see it!

~LM

ETA: Sorry about the post mix up earlier, and sorry if anyone was offended! I need to remember to read my posts over before I post them! ~LM
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Im Kayla. I dont really post ALL the time in any one section, just read lots. My first baby was a girl and i just had my second baby (a boy) 5 months ago and yes he is intact! I grew up in a family that was all about circing and never really thought about it. My husband is Not circed and thats when I started thinking about the whole topic and there was never a reason (as far as Im concered) as to why we would circ any children that we had/have. Some of my family does make comments about my choice, others are respectful, others dont know.

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My name's Dani. I just found this board a few days ago while trying to locate some information on my 8 month old intact son's swelling and redness. We got the issue resloved with a trip to my awesomely intact friendly doc to reassure my paranoia it wasn't paraphimosis (sp?) or a yeast infection. Epsom salt baths and a little cortisone cream later, the swelling and redness is gone.

Even though I was just looking for a quick explanation at the time, I've done a lot of information gorging on this board within the last couple days and I think I might stick around. It's so refreshing to see some friendly faces on the topic of intact vs circ. I live in an area where roughly 97% of guys are circ'd. I am frequently treated like a leper when the discussion comes up with other mothers here and by medical staff in offices and hospital. I was practically harrassed by friends and family when he was born about keeping him intact. Luckily for me, I'm a single mom and have been since day 1 so that was a battle I never had to fight with a spouse. I did enough research on the subject to convince me 200% that my child would NEVER under go such a procedure and to know how to take care of it (never retracting, etc). Thanks to this board, I now have a full understanding of exactly what the foreskin's purpose is other than a protective cover, some of the complications that can arise such as the phimosis thing. And a HUGE reminder that I am so, so, SO glad I did my research. The whole reason I researched it in the first place (coming from a family and area of all circ'd guys I had no knowledge of anything else really) is that I was concerned about caring for a baby for the first time by myself, caring for the umbilical cord and an open wound from the circ all at once. It made me curious about WHY this awful sounding procedure was so popular. I am now a hard core intactivist. That's my story.
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Hello. My name is Rich.

I'm a 23 year old pre-medical student. I was circ'd as an infant. Even though my mother didn't know better, I still feel that I truly resent her for making this decision for me. I have talked with her at length about it, but even so the feeling of parent betrayal is ever-present. For the most part I have moved on, though it is hard not to be reminded because one is essentially branded. The worst thing though, is having the knowledge that what is done can never be undone, and I do sometimes think about what it would be like to be intact.

I'm not sure how many that are circ'd feel this way, but I've always believed in autonomy. My belief is that the greatest harm to any person comes when they have their decisions taken away by another.

I suspect that my choice to go into medicine may have put a focus on this, as I understand not only personally, but also physiologically the harm that is done to a defenseless child. My reason for being here is to guide people to allow their children to make their own decisions when they are ready. I hope that I might find some catharsis in helping others not end up like me.

I do apologize for the dreary introduction, as I'm really an energetic and friendly guy.
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I'm goBecgo. I'm in the UK. Because i am surrounded by uncirc'd men i have always been vaguely horrified with the idea that a whole society so similar to my own would routinely do it, so i suppose i lurk to read about you all fighting the good fight for all those little boys. It's strange to think of people having such strong beliefs about amputating a little baby's genitals in an educated country - i know that sounds weird and judgemental but it's late and i'm a bit clumsy with it. It's almost like hearing someone say the world is flat, i feel like "wow, do they REALLY believe that!?" because it's been many decades since routine circ'ing happened over here, there is NO segment of society that would ever think this was necessary/a good idea. I literally know NO little UK boys who aren't intact..
This is basically my story, too, except I'm in Canada. I often bounce in here (and to the Lactivism forum) off of New Posts.

The only person of my generation that I know who has ever expressed irl inclinations to circ their babies was a family member who lives in the States, (who had a girl, fortunately). And I have never seen a circ'd boy here.

I often think of what a difficult journey it is for parents to go against the disapproval of their families and especially mothers to go up against the passionate pro-circ feelings of their husbands to protect their baby boys. I so admire all of you who take this stand and seek to educate others in such difficult circumstances.
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I'm a lurker, I guess. I post on other fora, just not this one.

I have an eleven-week old intact son. We never even considered having him circumcised because we didn't see the point (and they don't even do them at the birth center where he was born), but I never realized how big of an issue this is until after my son was born. When I saw a picture online of a little baby strapped into one of those circumstraints, I very nearly cried, imagining his pain and fear. Now that I have a little boy, I feel much more passionate about this topic!

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