Regardless of your religion or what not, how many of you are planning to get your little man circumcised?! I found out today that to do it, the doctor has a $260 fee and the hospital has a $200 fee, so $460 in total, not covered by Health Care. Pricey but I think me and my boyfriend still want to get it done for him. What are your thoughts?
YES on getting it done, I had my son circumcised and if this one is a boy..hubby and I will be getting it done again. Medicaid paid for it with my first and I picked the same plan this time around just in case it happens to be another boy!
Getting circumcised is what all of the boys in my family do my husband and his side dont :' i didn't even think about what uncircumcised winkies would or wouldn't be like til i met my hubby and even then i just assumed that he was before we started being together lol now its not a big deal for me and i highly doubt we'll get our baby boy cut
I am because there are so many things that can happen by not doing it. I asked my husband (who is circumsized) if he is glad his mom did it as a baby or would he rather have taken the chance of having to have it done asan adult or older child if there was problems. He said that it really wasn't an option to "hope for the best" when it comes to a penis & is quite satisfiedwith the decision to do it. Also, there is a higher risk of your son's wife having cervical cancer if he isn't circumsized. I figure I'm making a choice to not have him go through possible surgery later in life & his wife.
I am getting my son circumcised. There tend to be more health issues in men that are not and they've actually linked an increased risk in cervical cancer for woman whose sexual partners are not. Not to mention I'd hate for my son to be the one guy in the locker room who was different. I think it's a matter of personal choice and whether the other men in your sons life are or aren't, especially his father and brothers
It's not covered by health care for a very good reason. It isn't health care!!
Most of the world's men have all we were born with - the vast majority of the men in the developed world - and we don't have any special problems with it. On the contrary, we enjoy "a symphony of sensation" from its >20,000 specialised nerves. Getting circumcised in adulthood has been compared to going colour-blind. Would you make your son colour-blind if you could? Or make him unable to see in 3D, by having one eye put out? Of course not!
The whole of the English-speaking world started circumcising, and outside the USA, found it did no good and gave it up. And now the USA has more HIV than most European countries. So much for that. (The cervical cancer claim is simply false. There is no connection.)
It certainly is a personal choice, and there's only one person who has any right to make that choice, when he is old enough. He'll almost always choose to keep it all.
Biologically they have proven that it does not raise infections in boys, nor cause women cervical cancer, or benefit the boy in any way. Except they have had study's that show a low chance of contracting HIV if circumcised but that is only in men of certain cultures who have multiple partners. Other than that there is no benefit to circumcision. It's a cultural thing now.
My husband, who is circumcised, was very against getting our first son circumcised. I wasn't sure what to think or do, so I asked like, 4 or 5 different doctors what their thoughts were and they all told me the same thing, that has basically become a social norm. They all told me there really is no benefit to get it done. After thinking about it, after hearing what they all told me, it just seemed cruel to do that to a baby, so we didn't put him through it. Almost 4 and yet to have an issue. I also have a friend who has 2 boys, 7 and 9, and both are circumcised and both have had infections, and one healed funny so he always has problems with his penis. My nephew was done, but it looks weird, like its only half circumcised. So I guess all I can say is, its can be wrong or right no matter what you choose. There are pros and cons to both. I do suggest asking doctors though, just to see what they say and do what you feel is necessary, or are more comfortable with.
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