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A couple I am friends with just found out they are expecting a boy.<br><br>
I brought up the topic of circ with the husband. I gave him some small bits of info. He said to me "Well we will probably just have it done anyway."<br><br>
So I told him about my DS, who is circed, and how much he has suffered with penile adhesions and the Doctor's ripping them apart. Then I told him about the high rate of penile adhesions in circumcised boys.<br><br>
Then he said " Oh well maybe we won't do that then. I guess we'll have to talk about it."<br><br>
I sent him more info when I got home.<br><br>
He responded and said Thanks and that they would have to think long and hard about it.<br><br>
Maybe I made a difference <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/praying.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="praying">:
 

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Good for you!!!! I hope they listen!!
 

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Awesome job! They sound somewhat open-minded after hearing about circumcision problems <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> I hope they listen as well! You've at least planted a seed of doubt and that's a great start.<br><br>
love and peace. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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That's great - I think some of the best, most effective intactivists are regretful parents. You've been there, and you know the problems. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"><br><br>
Way to go! You've made this couple start to think about something they previously accepted without questioning...
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/clap.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="clap"> WTG, mama!<br><br>
You might want to send them the Penn & Teller video -- it's a great way to get through to people who have never thought about not circing before, and it shows the pro-circers for the f-ed up whackjobs that they are.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"> Where can I find the Penn & Teller video?
 

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Last time I checked, you could get the entire Penn & Teller episode on youtube...I agree, though - if this is a couple that won't be offended by off colour jokes, the Penn & Teller video is excellent..
 

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GOOD JOB MOLLY!!!<br>
See, I told you, sometimes people DO listen. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> Some of the websites have circ 'videos' that you can copy as educational tools and also watch online.<br>
Believe me, if any man saw a baby boy being circ'ed and then could allow that to be done to HIS son...can we say MONSTER <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/FIREdevil.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="devil"><br><br>
KEEP AT IT! You can make a difference!!<br>
(I'm REALLY proud of YOU btw)<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hearts.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hearts"><br><br>
Blessed Be,
 

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Just wanted to say it sounds like you did great!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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