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IDID-VBAC 12/09 2 kids; Alaska 44106 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting J+D=4:" I think it should be covered.. it's a commonly practiced procedure that is second-nature to a lot of ... [snip!] ... by many as part of birth for a boy. honestly, until coming on BG I had never known many people to opt not to have it done. "


So is female circumcision in other countries so should that be covered too?! I doubt anyone would say yes.

**mummyX3** 3 kids; Australia 1071 posts
4th Dec '12

In australia they changed the law so u can not have it done in the hospital u have to find a surgeon who will do it privatley, that being said i doubt insurence would cover it here based on the fact it has been deemed a cosmetic surgery.

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
4th Dec '12

I never understood why they called it cosmetic surgery but insurance covered it. I don't think it should personally. Unless it is medically needed, of course.

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31625 posts
4th Dec '12

Our insurance covers it. I think it should be covered, with a co-pay. I also think other cosmetic procedures should be covered. *shrugs*

loser mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, ,, Norway 10910 posts
4th Dec '12

My insurance covered most of my son's circumcision.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22958 posts
4th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♡Sarah♡ + 2:</b>" IDK I guess since technically its considered a cosmetic procedure it would probably be best if all insurance ... [snip!] ... that are normally considered cosmetic that are ruled medical. I hope that makes sense i'm seriously lacking coffee today."</blockquote>



I agree with you. If a procedure is medically needed it should be covered. But then it brings up like a breast reduction for back pain and neck pain. Which IMO should be covered if its causing pain

Squid Kid Unavailable, NA, United States 32450 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting HopingforaMiracle:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ♡Sarah♡ + 2:</b>" IDK I guess since technically ... [snip!] ... But then it brings up like a breast reduction for back pain and neck pain. Which IMO should be covered if its causing pain"


If it's for pain, then it's a treatment, not cosmetic.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22958 posts
4th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squid Kid:</b>" If it's for pain, then it's a treatment, not cosmetic."</blockquote>



Exactly. I've never looked into it so I don't know if they are covered if causing pain but they should

Rafael's Mommy ♥ Texas 764 posts
4th Dec '12
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Tea Bag McGee Due November 21 (girl); 2 kids; tardis, OS, United States 6892 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting J+D=4:" I think it should be covered.. it's a commonly practiced procedure that is second-nature to a lot of ... [snip!] ... by many as part of birth for a boy. honestly, until coming on BG I had never known many people to opt not to have it done. "


in the united states yes it is very widely known for a person to do so. but in other country and even some states do not do it anymore. the states who still do it are mostly in the south. and mid west. some states on the east coast are 50/50 and most of the west coast are not doing it as often as you would think. but most of the world is uncircumcised. just to let you know.

mommy287786 8 kids; Washington 437 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting HopingforaMiracle:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Squid Kid:</b>" If it's for pain, then it's a treatment, not ... [snip!] ... Exactly. I've never looked into it so I don't know if they are covered if causing pain but they should"


Our insurance did not cover my sons either, his cost a whopping $250!!

Brantley+Savannah 2 kids; Mills River, NC, United States 3119 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting Squid Kid:" If it's for pain, then it's a treatment, not cosmetic."


i'm pretty sure insurance company's still deem it as cosmetic, my aunt had a brest reduction due to back problems and eventually my cousin s ging to end up having one, shes 20 and a DD and shes soo tiny, as far as circumcision go, my insurance doesnt cover circumcision, no even if it is medically nesecary (sp)

❀Sarah❀ 2 kids; Cocking, EU, Europe 122779 posts
4th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rafael's Mommy ♥:</b>" Same here. I knew people did it but I didn't know so many people did. I've never even seen a circumcised penis."</blockquote>




I've never seen an uncirc'd one

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22958 posts
4th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kayla [:)]♥:</b>" but if it causes pain, then it's medically necessary."</blockquote>




I know

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31625 posts
4th Dec '12
Quoting ♡Sarah♡ + 2:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Rafael's Mommy ♥:</b>" Same here. I knew people did ... [snip!] ... didn't know so many people did. I've never even seen a circumcised penis."</blockquote> I've never seen an uncirc'd one"


I saw one once.