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and I am so happy he is. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:<br><br>
He was circ'd but his sons (my step-sons) are not. When we got PG with DD and still didn't know the sex he brought up circ to me. He said "you know if it's a boy we are not circ'ing right". I didn't even know there was an issue with having it done to little boys. From what my mom said, my dad isn't. Which is surprising because he was born in 1957. It is possible he was home birthed but I really haven't asked.<br><br>
Now that I know better about circ, I would never consider it (if I had a boy). So maybe some people out there are just as uneducated as I was? I mean I know I didn't have the situation of having to choose if my child should be circ'd, but I think I would have let the decision be up to DH. I am sure there are others who think like I do (letting DH decide) and their DH's want to do it.<br><br>
I had a random conversation with someone at work on Monday about the movie I saw this weekend (The Nativity Story). I only watched it because there was nothing on the tube and I haven't been feeling good so I wanted to veg out and watch TV. It got to the end where baby jesus is circ'd and I was crying for him. I couldn't get the scene out of my mind.<br><br>
So I shared with my co-worker what I thought of the movie (it was a pretty good story except the circ'ing part). She about flipped out and said things like circ has proven to prevent HIV and STD's. Plus she is Jewish so it is part of her religion. Once I saw where the conversation was going I just said "well, thankfully I have never had to decide about circ'ing because I have a little girl. But I probably wouldn't do it because I think it is cruel to cut off a piece of a newborn baby's body. God gave us all the parts for a reason. I am sure the foreskin serves some purpose". I left it at that.<br><br>
Anyway, sorry for the rambling from the mom of a little girl.
 

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That's great that your dh is against circ - it's nice to know that that would never be an issue in the future (if you ever do have a little boy!).<br><br>
We can't discuss religious circumcision here, but I do think it's good when we can talk about the damage/pain of circumcision with people around us. As you said - quite often, people don't realise that circumcision needs to be questioned - so you just may start someone thinking (and researching!).
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> Way to go, dawn1221's DH! The "tradition" is broken for your family!
 
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