If you are pregnant you need to look into this. Please don't just do it because "everyone is doing it" Get educated and know what you're doing... I'm still not decided but pretty sure we will not be doing it to our son. This is not for an argument but just to remind you there are many things you need to look into and know before you just let some stranger take your newborn! Check out this youtube video of a guys first time experiencing it... http://youtu.be/F7DgceWbsSY
You can also see videos of the actual procedure on youtube if you look for them to see how they are done.
If you think circumcision is the best option for you and your family please let your dr. know you want your son to have an anesthetic.
Those videos are not even close to how it happens. At least not in my experience and I have watched it being done on my own child. I think those are out there for the drama.
But I do agree, it is not a decision to be taken lightly. Parents should educate themselves and consider it carefully because once done, it cannot be undone. I researched very carefully before deciding that my sons would be circumcised.
We circumcise with a Mohel on the 8th day for our religious beliefs (not Jewish though). I know what it entails because my DH and I were with our sons (holding them) during the procedure.
It's not something we took lightly. We studied and prayed for months before making the decision.
But this physician sees only boys who live. How many children die each
year as a result of circumcision in the US hasn't been recorded or even
considered important by any medical establishment. A new study published last week in Thymos: Journal of Boyhood Studies
estimates that more than 100 baby boys die from circumcision
complications each year, including from anesthesia reaction, stroke,
hemorrhage, and infection. Because infant circumcision is elective, all
of these deaths are avoidable.
The study concluded: "These boys died because physicians have been
either complicit or duplicitous, and because parents ignorantly said
'Yes,' or lacked the courage to say 'No.'" And called the deaths "an
unrecognized sacrifice of innocents."
The study found that approximately 117 neonatal (first 28 days after
birth) circumcision-related deaths occur annually in the United States,
one out of every 77 male neonatal deaths. The study also identified
reasons why accurate data on these deaths are not available, some of
the obstacles to preventing these deaths, and some solutions to overcome
To put this in perspective, about 44 neonatal boys die each year
from suffocation, and 8 from auto accidents. About 115 neonatal boys die
annually from SIDS, nearly the same as from circumcision.
If your doctor tells you that, your doctor doesn't research fully. I'm not arguing whether you feel you have a right, but there is no factual evidence to prove that an intact male who is taught proper hygiene for an intact penis is any dirtier or worse off.
Well first off it is up to the parent of that child, everyone has a right to do what they want, if i have a boy i will be having it done.... if you ask a doctor they said it is cleaner and better for them to have it done... but like i said it is up to the mother of the child ...