Why is it about babies that makes doctors bring out the knives? It starts with Caesars and episiotomies, then clamping and cutting the cord and if you have a boy, circumcision.
Parents with intact sons need to be strong enough to tell doctors to leave their son’s penis alone in the unlikely case of an issue with the penis. Most penile problems are solved with patience and time, and those that aren’t are remedied with means other then the surgical removal of the foreskin. More information about penile problems and circumcision can be found here at the Physicians guide to the normal penis – http://www.doctorsopposingcircumcision.org/info/physiciansguide.html
The foreskin is a normal functioning part of the male anatomy. Without a foreskin an infant is more prone to infection, and rubbing of the head of the penis against the inside of the nappy.
Circumcised males can experience a loss of sensitivity.
The foreskin eventually separates from the surface of the glans. During erection, the penile shaft elongates, becoming about 50% longer and the separated foreskin covers this lengthened shaft. It develops to accommodate the penis, which is capable of a marked increase in diameter and length. Removing the foreskin leads to tightness, discomfort, and even penile curvature.
In addition to its function in normal erection, the foreskin makes masturbation, now recognized as completely normal activity, easier and much more pleasurable.
The foreskin makes it easier for the male to enter the female. During entry, the foreskin slides back, as nature intended. This function may be compared to the rolling on of a condom. No one tries to pull an unrolled condom on. The friction is too great.
Also from the Physicians guide to the normal penis.
Above all my biggest reason for not circumcising our son was that his body and his penis do not belong to me, so short of medical necessity I have no right to make decisions for him regarding alterations to his body. Same as I wouldn’t get my daughters ears pierced just in case she wants them done, I won’t get his foreskin snipped just in case he doesn’t like it when he’s older.
You can’t undo a circumcision, if I chose to get it done for him and he doesn’t want it when he’s older it’s not something he can undo. It doesn’t grow back.
I wasn’t allowed to get my ears pierced when I was a child, for good reason, I wasn’t old enough to take on the responsibility of caring for them when I was 8 or 9. I got them done at 12, I was old enough to chose and although it did hurt it was my choice.
That’s another thing, the pain, of course circumising a baby will cause it pain! This isn’t done with pain relief, studies show it causes considerable pain. The penis is one of the most sensitive parts of the body.
As for kids being made fun of in the locker room. Ask any man about where is eyes are at the urinal. They’re not browsing that’s for sure! Hubby told me the most conversation two men have in a bathroom is this, “how’s it going” and even that is awkward.
Nope, my son’s penis is normal like 94% of all other males, no one is snipping it and if he decides to snip it when he’s older then that’s his choice.