Thursday, May 6, 2010

Re-Post - Circumcision

It's been a while since I've posted, I know. I really hate excuses, so I'm not going to give any! :) Until I can blog again, I'm going to re-post some old blogs of mine. I promise to get back to blogging soon!

This story below that I have linked to is a good read, even if you disagree with me, so take a look at it.

I came across a blog today that I wanted to share and I have posted a link to it below. It was an incredibly interesting story about circumcision that I think everyone should read regardless of your choice in the matter. My husband and I had discussed this issue (To circumcise or not to circumcise) before we ever new we were having a boy and so when that time came it was a no-brainer what we wanted to do. We chose NOT to circumcise.

We strongly believe that it is completely unnecessary and just horribly sad. We had our Dr. confirm that it is not a necessary procedure, but is mainly performed because of religious beliefs and just by popular demand. Parents want their child to look like their father or don't want them to be self-conscious in gym class. As much as I don't want that either, it's still not enough for me to want to mutilate my child. We do not mutilate our daughters do we? Well in some places they do and we call this mutilation, but this is not how they see it. The blog in the link below talks more about this.

I certainly do not place any judgement on the decisions or beliefs of others, this is just how my husband and I personally feel about the subject and it is the best thing for us.



  1. Hi Amy,

    Thanks for speaking out on this matter! It gives others courage to do the same. One note, though: your link doesn't go anywhere.

  2. I've known several families who have chosen not to circumcise. I'm with you that it is a personal choice. For our son we did circumcise because he had a penis-related medical problem and circumcision was strongly recommended. We had a horrible experience with his circumcision (it wouldn't stop bleeding and they had to cauterize ...) but for him, it was necessary :(

  3. Thanks Caroline! I usually check on those things and didn't this time. Got it fixed. It's a great story if you guys want to go check it out now!

    Reagan - Yikes that sounds terrible! I'm all for people doing it, I just think there are so many that are not properly informed on the subject and don't realize they even have a choice in the matter. It's nice for people to know they have other options. That's so sad, your poor little boy :(