I Am Against Infant Circumcision

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    My body, my choice. Her body,

    her choice. His body, his choice. it's really that simple!
    HaleyGray HaleyGray
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 5

    I do not understand the ignorance of people

    when it comes to an infants genitals. Why is it okay to remove 20,000 nerve endings, 300ft of blood vessels, and 16+ functions from a male, but it is illegal to remove 6,000 nerve endings from a female? Why do parents allow their children to be subjected to this rape and abuse...
    EvansMommy33014 EvansMommy33014
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Aug 26, 2014

    To each there own but I don't really want to

    circumcise if I ever have a boy.
    polylove0210 polylove0210
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jan 31

    My Nephew And Why My Brother Is Awesome

    My parents didn't circumcise my brother, and my brother didn't have my nephew circumcised. His mother wanted him to be circumcised for the typical reasons: it'll be easier to clean, he'll be teased if he isn't circumcised, he won't even remember it because he's a baby, he'll get...
    adventureolive adventureolive
    22-25, F
    15 Responses Sep 16, 2011

    It is mutilation and should not be done unless

    for medical reasons. Sod religion.
    No4skin49 No4skin49
    56-60, M
    1 Response Aug 23, 2015

    In The Uk...

    Infant circumcision is no way the norm, if there is not a medical reason to suggest a need for it, or a religious reason, it does not happen. There is no way I would have let my little boy have part of his penis chopped off.
    MaryIsMyHomeGirl MaryIsMyHomeGirl
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 11, 2012

    A Self-Perpetuating Practice

    Here in the U.S. it is difficult to stop the cycle of infant circumcision. Since most males are cut, they and their wives agree to it for their sons without questioning the doctor's advice. In the high school gym locker room I would say that 95% of us were circumcized. When I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 23, 2013

    Three Sons All Intact!

    I was always taught that circumcision was cleaner and healthier when I was growing up and thought nothing of it either way.  I always thought I would have female children when I got older and never considered worrying about it. Well at seventeen I got pregnant and to...
    Tiffany22080 Tiffany22080
    26-30, F
    20 Responses Oct 31, 2008

    Glad I Was Left Natural.

    Here in Australia, circumcision was pretty much the norm until the early 80's, opinion started to turn amongst the medical profession in the 70's. Being born in 78 it was still performed routinely at that time and uncircumcised guys my age are a rarity here, but for guys here a...
    Heretic78 Heretic78
    31-35, M
    12 Responses Jan 27, 2010

    Canadian Paediatric Society "Recommendation:

    Circumcision of newborns should not be routinely performed." "Circumcision is a 'non-therapeutic' procedure, which means it is not medically necessary." "After reviewing the scientific evidence for and against circumcision, the CPS does not recommend routine circumcision for...
    Sif42 Sif42
    41-45, F
    1 Response Dec 3, 2014
    LibbyLikesJelly LibbyLikesJelly
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jan 1, 2014

    I Think It's A Form Of Mutilation.

    So many misconceptions that this procedure is necessary. I've known lots of uncircumcized men who have had NO medical issues what so ever with their penises. How about allowing men to make the decision about their own bodies? Like women want to do with reproductive issues.
    Sasha4Buck Sasha4Buck
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Mar 17, 2011

    I work in a hospital

    as a nurse technician and I am 100% against infant circumcision. Technically I'm against all circumcision but at least adults have the choice. Being born intact is natural. It is the way we were meant to be. I have seen a circumcision performed and every second made me cringe...
    joshuaw94 joshuaw94
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Oct 4, 2014

    It Wasn't Even a Difficult Decision...

     I took one look at my newborn son and decided then and there that he would not be circumcised.  So against all precedent in my family, I said no.  Later, my Chinese doctor came into my room and congratulated me on my decision.  
    fallingapples fallingapples
    F
    11 Responses Apr 3, 2008

    Actually I Am Not And Applaud All Parents Who

    Choose It- To Hell with arguments claiming penile sensitivity is lost by removing the foreskin! That's NOT what Jehovah intended the penis for! He intended it for reproduction purposes which it is quite capable of doing cut or not. Decreased sensitivity also discourages...
    Jehov4Life Jehov4Life
    26-30, F
    12 Responses Dec 14, 2014

    Leave your kids alone !

    !! Let them choose!
    Ilikedrpepper Ilikedrpepper
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 6, 2015

    I'm completely against genital mutilation of

    girls and boys. If an adult male wants to get circumcised that's up to him but I don't believe in making that decision for a little boy (baby). Baby boys are born perfect as they are and whole and it's a sick practice to remove a child's foreskin. There's absolutely NO reason...
    heartshinegirl heartshinegirl
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Oct 19, 2014

    Not My Son

    I was a pretty free spirit when my son was born 22  years ago and I did not have him circumcised. I am not quite sure how he feels about it today but I  believe that if they are born with it there is a reason so why cut it off.
    cinfullynn cinfullynn
    46-50, F
    27 Responses Apr 2, 2008

    I am not against Circumcision,

    it is apart of my religion, I respect all of your opinions but stop bad mouthing at religious traditions, we don't go around saying how we hate your opinions or traditions because we actually respect others opinions and traditions, and as a Baby if you get circumcised you won't...
    ItsJustBryce ItsJustBryce
    16-17, M
    11 Responses May 21, 2014

    Why Do We Mutilate These Brand New Humans?

    I have two uncircumcised boys.  I feel that circumcision is a violation of their bodies, without a doubt. Many people that I know that have had boys just automatically do it without so much a thought.  It has been so engrained in society. The foreskin is a...
    Egoberd Egoberd
    31-35, F
    12 Responses Sep 27, 2009

    So i know this is a very controversial topic

    but i am one who believes all boys should be left intact unless something is wrong that would cause discomfort or medical issues later on. I think it was put there for a reason and if parents educate the kids on cleanliness then there is no problem! Besides, it not only looks...
    goodnites22 goodnites22
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Jan 20, 2015

    Informed Consent!

    Look, the male foreskin holds about 30% of the nerve endings contained in the penis.(See edit below) While there are health arguments to be had for circumcision, the fact remains we're removing a nerve-laden tissue...in essence genitally mutilating our infant males. We are doing...
    hylierandom hylierandom
    41-45
    12 Responses Nov 19, 2012

    This is wrong. There is nothing wrong with

    their penis, and circumcision can cause sexual distinction. They are free to chose as they wish.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jan 23, 2015

    I understand that for some,

    it's apart of their religion but I personally would not circumcise my child. The child isn't able to object or agree. I would rather leave it up to the child when they reach of age.
    euphorian euphorian
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 19, 2014

    Penectomy

    i lost all of my penis to cancer at an early age, it was to me have all removed and just happy the way it has turned out, i have girls that like to look and even say it looks great
    coolfeet coolfeet
    51-55
    1 Response Jun 21, 2013

    Saw a few folks protesting today.

    ... How do you feel about this?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    27 Responses Apr 11, 2015

    This debate started between me

    and a friend last night. A little background story to how we were defending our views actually started with our dogs. We both have had Great Danes my partner and I were looking to getting another one because our house just doesn't feel like home with out our big goofball...
    scarredspirit scarredspirit
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Dec 8, 2013

    All reasons are bad but these are some of the

    worst. 1. just to do it. 2. to look like dad or other family members 3. so he'll look like other boys in the locker room. 4. because it cleaner. ( Have you no running water ) 5. because it looks nicer. (No it doesn't you are just used to seeing penises with parts missing)
    Katie0101 Katie0101
    26-30, F
    9 Responses Jul 15, 2015

    Just as I would not mutilate the genitals of a

    female child, I also would not mutilate a male child's genitals for any superficial reason - aesthetic, religious, or otherwise.
    rebekahanastasia rebekahanastasia
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Feb 7
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Nov 5, 2015
    Ilikedrpepper Ilikedrpepper
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 6, 2015

    hi I'm trying to people

    why not to do this to boy and ive convinced alot of people but how can I be more convincing to oher can people help and/or teach me please?
    guitarguy549 guitarguy549
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Mar 31

    Born Intact, Circumcised Against My Will At 12 Years Old

    When I was 12 became ill with an infected Appendix. My mother requested that I be circumcised when under anesthesia for the Appendix removal. They circumcised me and botched the job. Part of my glans was severed and they had to call in a Urologist to re-attach it. The re...
    painofshame painofshame
    36-40, M
    8 Responses Nov 23, 2012

    My Son Had One

    i thought thats what you were supposed to do. i thought it was to ensure cleanliness around the area. i later found out that pediatricians are now frowning upon the idea because it has been proven that circumcising your child desensitizes the head of their penis. and there is no...
    antiyou antiyou
    26-30, F
    39 Responses Apr 2, 2008

    Information For American Females About Routine Infant Male Circumcision (RIC) In The USA

    This is something I send to American females who ask me about routine infant male circumcision (RIC) in the USA. I have written it in a way that is understandable to a female who does not have a penis by comparing the male foreskin to her clitoris hood and the male penis to her...
    Spockk Spockk
    70+, M
    3 Responses Jun 30, 2013
    Ilovetorun123 Ilovetorun123
    36-40, F
    14 Responses Mar 30

    Some Links On Circumcision

    Here are some links you may want to check out. http://m.psychologytoday.com/blog/moral-landscapes/201109/myths-about-circumcision-you-likely-believe http://www.moralogous.com/ http://circumcisiondecisionmaker.com/foreskin-facts/foreskin-animation/ http://m.youtube.com/watch...
    Spockk Spockk
    70+, M
    Jul 10, 2013

    FUNCTION of the Foreskin

    From http://research.cirp.org/func1.html   FUNCTION OF THE FORESKIN The foreskin occupies a prominent position on an important organ. The foreskin’s location and structure indicate that it is the most important sensory tissue of the penis. Its persistence over...
    Lazarus42 Lazarus42
    46-50, M
    11 Responses Apr 12, 2008

    An Outdated Practice

    The history of circumcision is very old and very complex but seems to have begun in Egypt and may relate to primitive views of sacrifice. I suspect that the cutting off of the tip of the foreskin to get blood to flow was a substitute for Child sacrifice to the Gods. From there...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 12, 2013

    I don't blame my parents

    for having me circumcised, since it was almost unavoidable when I was born if you were born in a hospital. In fact, if they hadn't wanted me to be circumcised, I'm not sure that would have been possible as it was done as a matter of course at that time. However, today we...
    HazelMotes HazelMotes
    51-55, M
    1 Response Oct 31, 2015

    I don't think it's natural,

    I mean it was meant to be there for a reason, don't cut it off. It's just a little extra cleaning. I will never circumcise my son.
    countrygirlISTaylor countrygirlISTaylor
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Jul 30, 2014

    It's perfectly natural to have a foreskin.

    There is no good reason to cut it off.
    Bobbie1952 Bobbie1952
    61-65, M
    5 Responses Nov 17, 2015

    I Think It Should Be Banned!

    It should definately be banned because that baby cant speak for himself when he is born. It should up to every man whether he wants his penis sliced up. Just saying its a cosmetic procedure not medical.
    Meanderinghearts Meanderinghearts
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 11, 2012

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