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Autumn posted this 03 November 2017

Hi there, we are having a boy and he is due next month. While I am very happy about it..my husband and I have been debating whether or not to get him circumcised. My husband wants our baby to be circumcised for the concerns about hygiene. Does anyone know if it is necessary or not in general? (not from religious perspective) and how is the procedure? 

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Jasmine posted this 16 January 2019

It's not necessary for health reasons (there are pros and cons that balance each other out, in my opinion)

Meg posted this 21 November 2018

My 4 boys are all circumcised. They all reacted differently and healed differently. My first cried a lot for the first day and I felt so bad for him. A couple of the others acted like nothing happened. It's a personal decision, so just do your research, talk to the doctor and go from there.

Cherry posted this 20 November 2018

100% unnecessary for hygiene. I don't even know why people believe that. In fact, circumcised men are more prone to infection than uncircumcised. It's genital mutilation that's completely useless. 

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sarah posted this 16 November 2018

My first child my little boy what's circumsized. I would suggest this to all new mom to help prevent infections. I had a friend whose little boy was not circumcised and had several issues so I was always prepared to do it because of that.

Samantha posted this 16 November 2018

HI! I did have my son circumcised in the hospital. It seemed to go quite smoothly as was the care for it afterwards. I left that choice to my husband, he wanted his son to took like him. I did my own research on the topic, and it actually seems like a very popular thing today to not get it done. The woman I've spoken took just say they make sure told fold the extra skin back and clean it as well as helping their child understand hygiene as they grow.  It's your choice not matter what your reasons are, it's definitely a hot topic these days.

Micah posted this 16 November 2018

I think it's an acceptable procedure to have done as it's seems to a more common practice among my community. There's no trauma or heavy care associated with the skin removal.


This is a personal decision but I'm glad that I did get my son circumcised. 

Emerald posted this 16 November 2018

I will not be circumcising. It has very little health benefit and its mutilation. I know a lot of people feel peer pressure and such, but I won't. Will have to discuss with hubby who is though.

Boonsri posted this 16 November 2018

Yes. I will be circumcising my boy. Many have done it, and I don't want to be different.

Toun posted this 15 November 2018

I am for circumcision. I don't want my child to feel different from his peers.

Daniela posted this 04 November 2018

Wow, Britt. This is exactly how I feel. It was done in our generation all across the board. But, with reviewing all of the information and opinions, if my baby is a boy I am going to let him stay in his natural state. We bathe every day. My child will learn to cleanse himself. I think it will be ok. Especially, since I read numerous studies that the baby feels every part of this early surgery. Why are we doing this, again?

This was a topic for my family. Three of us all had boys about a year and a half apart. We all did a lot of research, talking with a lot of other people, and going back an forth. We all ended up not having our boys circumcised. My issue was more of it being the norm because when we were goring up circumcised was the norm. We all came to the conclusion that it's moving away from that and more parents are opting out of the procedure. Honestly, go with what ever you feel is right though. But definitely do your research. 

Joy posted this 02 November 2018

It's a personal choice, but we opted for it. I'm not religious at all so it's not for those purposes. It's just more common in the US and I grew up with a kid they called "hoodie" because of his 😢 

Emily posted this 02 November 2018

You don’t have to, but most people do and i definitely did. Personal choice; no judgement! 

gena posted this 02 November 2018

This is entirely a personal decision. Don't let convos here sway you. DO your (medical) research and you choose between you and your husband. 

Megan posted this 26 October 2018

We did and it was a very easy procedure. 

Britt posted this 24 October 2018

This was a topic for my family. Three of us all had boys about a year and a half apart. We all did a lot of research, talking with a lot of other people, and going back an forth. We all ended up not having our boys circumcised. My issue was more of it being the norm because when we were goring up circumcised was the norm. We all came to the conclusion that it's moving away from that and more parents are opting out of the procedure. Honestly, go with what ever you feel is right though. But definitely do your research. 

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Glenda posted this 23 October 2018

I just... I don't see why it's still normalized here. It's just more trauma for your baby boy, trauma that can be avoided 

LaKeisha posted this 23 October 2018

Yeah, I don't really agree with the reasoning behind deciding to still do such things to boys. It's not really that much more effort to teach them to clean a little more thoroughly - and that way they're not going through unnecessary surgery for what ends up being aesthetic reasons more than anything.

Rebecca posted this 23 October 2018

I chose to do it because sometimes men who aren't circumcised can have things happen that make it necessary as adults and from what I've researched it's MUCH harder on them when they are older. Seeing how long the recovery is when they are older and need it made avoiding issues a good reason for me to have it done. 

Ellie posted this 22 October 2018

Wow I have not thought about this myself. There’s so many conflicting opinion and views out there. It was great to see what you guys think. I think not being circumcised is becoming more normal in the West. I will do more research 

maxine posted this 22 October 2018

I would say there are pros and cons to both. I had my boys done for cleanliness but it can go either way.

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