Circumscion has been around for thousands of years .
Quoting MotherFalcon~24weeks!:" ope! you're right, thank you :)"
Here is the source if anyone here is interested in it :)
Quoting ☮ Phuket:" <blockquote><b>Quoting MotherFalcon~24weeks!:</b>" oh also circing was originally started ... [snip!] ... Same as why girls are being circed in Africa."</blockquote> Circumscion has been around for thousands of years ."i meant the reason why it is routinely performed here in US. it isnt bc its needed at all.
Oh okay lol
Quoting Subtle As A Hurricane:" :shock: That's a very scary thought. I've also heard stories about part of the foreskin growing back, so it had to be done again. How horrible to go through that twice! "All of this happened to my husband...he now lives with ED and he's only 29. To say the least, our son is intact and almost 4yrs. He's had NO issues and I'm glad I can leave that decision to him when he's old enough. My husband wishes he had that choice...
I'm a dad here. For my two cents worth my wife and I got junior done because I was and a our friends did the same. Also the CDC and AAP have changed their neutral stance now on the topic and suggested there ARE benefits. No guy would do this in his teens so easier to do it as a baby. As for the suggestions of awful things during the procedure - rubbish. I was with junior the whole way. OB gave him loads of local anesthetic and slept the whole way whilst she did it. He's 5 now and fine. I'm 36 and also fine after my episode in 1977. The fact that I'm less likely to get penile cancer and my wife is less likely to get cervical cancer is good enough for me. Before the decreased risk of STDs HIV and UTIs in kids. The suggestion that no one is doing it anymore is also propaganda. We're in Chicago and everyone we know had their sons done. Good luck anyway. Just aim to be a good parent in whatever you do and you'll do the right thing. We haven't regretted out decision.
Quoting Allissa Specht:
I have been with many men who are circ'd and NEVER had a sexual problem. I have been with men who weren't, and had MORE problems with them than those who were circ'd. Just saying.
Agreed! Also the comment I've seen that foreskin is essential for sex... I can say first hand it is not essential! And yes the you tube videos showing this procedure are outdated.
Now as a shocker I'm going to say I'm not in favor of doing this procedure at birth, but I will say I am in favour of circumcision.
I don't know when the optimal age for this is or who should decide. If there was a pain free method available that was covered then I think this would be an easier choice for many.