c: ric

Still think circumcision is "healthier?"

Out of 100 Circumcised boys:
75 will not readily breastfeed post-op
55 will have adverse reactions from the surgery
35 will have post-op haemorrhaging to one degree or another
31 will develop meatal ulcers
10 will need to have the circumcision surgery repeated to fix prior surgical problems/error
8 will suffer infection at the surgical site
3 will develop post-operative phimosis
2 will have a more serious complication (seizure, heart attack, stroke, loss of penis, death)
1 will require additional immediate surgery and sutures to stop hemorrhage
1 will develop fibrosis
1 will develop phimosis
1 will be treated with antibiotics for a UTI (urinary tract infection)
1 will be treated with antibiotics for surgical site infection
Of those who do receive pain medication for the surgery (about 4% of those boys undergoing circumcision in the U.S.) some will have adverse reactions to the pain medication injected

Out of 100 Intact boys:
2 will be treated with antibiotics for a UTI (fewer if the foreskin is never forcibly retracted)
1 will be told to get cut later in life for one reason or another (fewer if the foreskin is never forcibly retracted)

I’ve been told by each of my parents that my intact son will be upset with his body, angry with me for leaving him intact. That he will be bullied because of his intact penis. It’s certainly a possibility but my hope is that in such an instance could serve as an opportunity to teach my child to love his body the way nature intended it to be.
On the odd chance that he is bullied for his intact penis I hope to teach him to rise above the opinions that others have of him.
In the case that a lover rejects or mocks his intact body an opportunity to teach that if someone cannot love and accept him the way that he is then that person is not deserving of his attention, affection and most certainly not of his love.
I did not have him circumcised. I refused to be the first person to shame his body. As his mother I believe that he was born into an absolutely perfect body in which nothing needed to be altered. I hope that he can learn to love himself as I love him, wholly and unconditionally.

Arguing with someone on Facebook who’s biggest argument is “My boyfriend has a foreskin and its unclean and gross and he hates it and wants it removed it also gets in the way during sex.”
Maybe he doesn’t wash and is bad at the sex?
But no, you’re right, only 1 in 500 adults get electively circumcised but I’m sure every one of them just haven’t gotten around to it.

Just amputate flesh from infants. We dont want to give them a decision to make as an adult.

Now excuse me, I’m having my daughters labia removed. It cuts the rate of UTIs and STIs by a lot, its easier to clean, and its so much more attractive! Labia look so gross! Besides, tons of women get labiaplasty as adults, I’d rather she not remember the pain!