There’s definitely one big question that parents who are having a boy will get asked, that does not come up for parents getting ready to have a girl.
Will you be circumcising or not?
This has been a question Lucas and I have been tossing around for the last 3 months since finding out we’ve got a little man on the way. And I apologize if this is kind of a weird blog topic, but this is something that is a big question for us right now and I’d love to hear any comments or advice.
We had originally thought we’d be circumcising Logan, but after doing some research on it, we’ve started to question our decision.
Here’s the pros to circumcising:
-less chance of UTIs
-can reduce the risk of penal cancer and STDs
-easier to keep clean
-seen as more visually appealing
And the cons:
-risk of surgery
-can be very painful
-might reduce sexual sensation
With all this being laid out there’s still nothing in the pros that’s a 100% guarantee, so that’s why we’re starting to question our original choice. And in all fairness, the rates of circumcised babies is really starting to decrease over the years. More and more parents are deciding not to have the procedure done. In 1999 there were 63.5% of boys being circumcised that rate fell to 56.3% in 2008.
Our biggest thought is that if there’s no real proof as to why circumcising should be done, then why put the little man through the painful procedure.
Do you have a little boy? What are your thoughts on circumcision?