If there is one dead horse that I will beat over and over again it's the don't circumcise your son horse.
I get it. You have your reasons for circumcising and you think they are completely valid. In my eyes the only valid reason for circumcision is religious purposes, I still don't understand it but they are doing it for their faith. I do not understand the reasons such as wanting your son to look like his father (do they really spend that much time together naked? If your son asks why his penis is different can't you just explain that some men have a foreskin and some do not? It's like telling your child that that person is black and that person is white because people come in all colors, shapes and sizes. Like penises!), or that they are "cleaner" (they aren't, and last time I checked cleaning with plain water as not hard,no retraction required!), or the countless other reasons that have been proven untrue in the past few years.
I've written an anti-circumcision post before, but I am really heated right now because I have read so many articles today on the subject that have made me cry and wonder, WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO YOUR SONS!?
I made the mistake of watching a circumcision video when I as pregnant. I was anti-circ then, I'm not sure why I watched it, but it was so heart wrenching and emotional, just awful. Today I made the same mistake again, I watched a video that was on Peaceful Parenting. It made me cry, it made me feel sick, I had to stop not even halfway through. If you are thinking about circumcising your son then watch the video for yourself (I urge you, in fact, I think all parents that choose to circumcise should have to watch a video prior to the procedure) and tell me that it doesn't break your heart.
Baby boys die from circumcision. According to the Peaceful Parenting article I just read, it only takes 2oz. of blood for your baby to die. The baby of these people died from this procedure, they couldn't even tell anything was wrong with him or that he was bleeding too much. This sick thing is that they would do it again.
Hospitals are not required to report deaths due to circumcision.
Yup, you read that right. No one can really be sure how many babies die per year due to circumcision since it doesn't have to be reported. The current statistics are that 230 baby boys die every year from this unnecessary procedure. It is believed (and I sure do believe it) that the real number is at least double. That's a HUGE amount of babies that don't need to die.
If someone amputated your arm or another part of your body, or performed surgery without your permission for no medical reason, would you be upset? Don't even say no because no person in their right mind would be ok with that. Stop cutting of a part of someones body that is not yours. Just because you are a parent does not give you the right to deform their body, and yes it's deformation. If the foreskin wasn't meant to be there then no one would be born with one.
LEAVE NATURE ALONE PEOPLE!