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I Am Against Infant Circumcision

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    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 11 Responses Nov 19, 2012

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    I Had No Voice

    I don't blame my mother or father for the circumcision they where tricked by bad science and doctor that wanted to make a few extra dollars, I think this outdated act should be out right illegal to force this on a infant but that is not the world we live in, for better or for the...
    Webzone Webzone 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 4, 2012

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    My older brother was circumsized,

    my twin and I are not (There was some discussion on circumsizing one of us to tell us apart) My younger brother is not. It makes my older brother feel out of place. There is no need for it. My brothers and I practice good hygiene
    JamesandJohn JamesandJohn 22-25, M 2 Responses May 5

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    We Will Not Circumcize Our Child

    We don't know if we're having a boy or a girl now. We're not going to find out until the 20th week, but we've already made up our minds. My brother was uncircumcised, and his son is uncircumcised, and my boyfriend was circumcised but he's said that he wished he'd had a choice. We...
    adventureolive adventureolive 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 22, 2012

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    Consequences Of Infant Circumcision In Adulthood

    The negative consequences of infant circumcision in the adult male and his adult partner are best explained by going to these 3 sites. These 3 sites describe the negative consequences of infant circumcision on adult male / female sexual relations. Please give me your feedback and...
    Spockk Spockk 66-70, M 6 Responses Mar 24, 2013

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    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 2 Responses Sep 23, 2013

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    I've never heard of 'infant circumcision'

    until I came across this topic. I don't know who in the ******* blue moon would want to do that to an infant. I'm definitely against it.
    Samaccino Samaccino 16-17, F 8 Responses Jul 20

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    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

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    Can I Ask Somthing.

    Okay. So say I had a baby boy.. An d I live in the U.S. Could the basterds cut the sons foreskin away forever If they never asked me? Or do I have to make it clear to the staff, before the baby is born, that I don't want this, for them not to just assume to do this?
    Sangblade Sangblade 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 12, 2012

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    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 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Freedom70

    No-one, absolutely no-one, has the right (outside of individual medical advice) to mutilate the genitals of a child. The fact that Male Genital Mutilation has been granted respectability by calling it 'circumcision' is totally irrelevant. It is nothing short of child abuse. That...
    freedom70 freedom70 41-45 5 Responses Nov 6, 2010

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    Why Are We Putting Our Baby Boys At Risk?

    Newborn male circumcision is the most common surgical procedure performed in the U.S. Many people believe that there are tangible health benefits to male circumcision, but the truth is no medical society in the world recommends it. In fact, the American Medical Association...
    aroserises aroserises 51-55, F 12 Responses Apr 13, 2010

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    My Two Sons

    I first want to say that I respect everyone's belife's on personal issues. However i have two sons and both are circumcised because its my personal opinion that it's better for them an healthier,because i know several men including my ex who are not circumcised and they all have...
    CRIEE CRIEE 31-35, F 8 Responses Jul 25, 2012

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    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 20 Responses Sep 27, 2009

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    We Will Not Circumcize Our Child

    We don't know if we're having a boy or a girl now. We're not going to find out for another week, but we've already made up our minds. It was a no brainer for both of us. My brother was uncircumcised, and his son is uncircumcised, and my boyfriend was circumcised but he's said...
    adventureolive adventureolive 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 6, 2012

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    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 46 Responses Apr 2, 2008

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    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 66-70, M Jul 10, 2013

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    Double Standard!

    Why is female circumcision called GENITAL MUTILATION but male circumcision is still widely accepted. Have ALL children that come into this world stay "whole". unnecessary surgery should be thought of with the same disgust for both boys and girls.
    meme111111 meme111111 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 18, 2013

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    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 22 Responses Sep 16, 2011

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    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 66-70, M 3 Responses Jun 30, 2013

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    Not against it, but not for it...

    My brothers are circumcised, so Ive been told, so I'm not against it at all. However, I feel that if I were to have a son I probably wouldn't go the circumcision route, and my fiance feels the same way as he himself isn't circumcised.  I dont think I could put my baby and...
    sarahleigh sarahleigh 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 3, 2008

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    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

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    This Is A Tough One

    I did have my boys circumcized.  I felt horribly guilty as they recovered from the procedure.  Now that they are healed, they really do not care.  My oldest son was upset with me when he found out that I let the doctors perform this procedure.  Thankfully...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters 31-35, F 20 Responses Oct 8, 2009

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    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...
    usarmyrangers usarmyrangers 13-15, M 13 Responses May 21

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    I Wish I Wasn'T Circumcised

    My parents had it done to me when I was an infant. I hate it. Aside from the fact that the area normally protected by the foreskin has always been tender and prone to irritation during continuous movement, it's really annoying. Circumcising someone removes nerves and causes a...
    Rennn Rennn 18-21, M 7 Responses Mar 6, 2013

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    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 18-21, F 9 Responses Aug 26

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    Love My Little Boy!

    The big decision every parent has when they find out they're having a boy to circumcise or not! His father isn't! I really don't think I would mind either way! I watch a documentary on a man who was circumcised, he became depressed because of lack of sensation and invented a...
    NoRain3 NoRain3 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 10, 2012

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    Well if you dont get curcumsized.

    . Aren't you more likely to contradict infections? I think circumcision goes beyond religious beliefs and values.. Its also can affect your health.. And risks of infections.
    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 28

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    Why Would You?

    why would you submit a healthy newborn baby boy to the pain of unnecessary surgery with medieval tools and no anaesthetic. A boy comes into this world complete with foreskin why remove it? 10 years ago our baby boy came into this world and I would never subject him to the pain...
    meme111111 meme111111 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 21, 2013

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    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 7 Responses Nov 23, 2012

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    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 1 Response Jun 11, 2012

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    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 6 Responses Mar 17, 2011

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    I dont want a grown friggin person taking a

    knife to my baby and cutting 300 ft of blood vessels is dr malpractice !!!
    Yungbug Yungbug 18-21, F 8 Responses Sep 19

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    LibbyLikesJelly LibbyLikesJelly 16-17, F 7 Responses Jan 1

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    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 29 Responses Apr 2, 2008

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    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 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 4

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    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 13 Responses Jan 27, 2010

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    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 22 Responses Oct 31, 2008

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    A Great New Way For Adult Males To Get Circumcised

    For those who are against INFANT circumcision and say it should be up to him to decide when he is older - wonderful.  And for them when they are older now there is a fantastic, painless, easy way to become circumcised as ADULTS.....  Because this experience is about INFANTS not...
    pdqsailor1 pdqsailor1 51-55, M Jun 7, 2013

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    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 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    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 4 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    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 5 Responses Feb 11, 2012

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    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 14 Responses Apr 3, 2008

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    Adult Circumcision Vs. Infant Circumcision

    Please don't circumcise your precious baby boy under the grossly mistaken idea that it is easier on him than it would be later on when he is an adult.  This states it well from THE CIRCUMCISION REFERENCE LIBRARY at  http://www.cirp.org/library/anatomy/garcia  by...
    aroserises aroserises 51-55, F 6 Responses Nov 16, 2010

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    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

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    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...
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M 1 Response Jul 12, 2013

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