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Circumcision ... is it necessary ???

Discussion in 'Infants' started by rosary, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. rosary

    rosary Gold IL'ite

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    I have heard it is good for boys to get circumcised ..( for medical reasons )

    how many of you have got your kids circumcised ?
    is it good to get boys circumcised at birth or should wait till they are little older .
     
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  2. mridusudha

    mridusudha Silver IL'ite

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    I did not get my son circumcised...

    If you decide to get it done they you need to get it some atleast by the end of his first month. Penis undergoes a growth spurt in the first few months of life..So if you wait longer then it will hard to retract the foreskin.

    Check out this link
    Is Circumcision Necessary? - DukeHealth.org
     
  3. DevikaS

    DevikaS Senior IL'ite

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    It should be done as soon as possible after birth..

    I asked my DH if he would like our son circumsised.. He said NO.. so we are not.. men know better about this topic.. ask your DH / doctor
     
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    minivara Junior IL'ite

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    No, we did not get our son circumcised. And no, the previously thought "medical benefits" have been proven not to be that beneficial. Most boys in europe are not circumcised. We did quite a bit research..the only reason we were considering was due to the locker room factor. as DS grows and he will inevitably be changing in the locker rooms and we did not want him to feel cornered or teased about him being different. (At that age, any lecture on "self esteem" or "hold your own" may not work ) But then we figured tht a growing majority is not being circumcised and DS will have to learn to accept the fact that most Indians are not circumcised and live with that!

    hope this helps
     
  5. rosary

    rosary Gold IL'ite

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    we too have decided against getting our ds circumcised .thank you for all your replies
     
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    Confused211 Gold IL'ite

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    No and I think only a third of baby boys are now circ.-ed in the us.
     
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    rosary Gold IL'ite

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    thank you confused211 for your feedback
     
  8. Priyaalagu

    Priyaalagu Silver IL'ite

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    We did it for my DS as he was getting affected with urinary infection frequently doc had adviced him to do so & we did it when he was 2yrs. After that he never had that prob:)
     
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    rosary Gold IL'ite

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    hi priya ,
    i too know a boy who got circumcised as a child because of medical reasons .
    this is the reason why i thought it would be better to get it done when kids are very young , apparently they might suffer less ( at least thats what I feel ) .
     
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    Priyaalagu Silver IL'ite

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    Hi rosary,

    I think it can be done only if req (like medical reasons) otherwise no need to put the child into this turama:)
     

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