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08-17-2008, 07:54 AM

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hahaha, was about to comment on what you said
I then realized it was the OP that made that comment.
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08-17-2008, 07:55 AM

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Are you a parent?

Do you have boys?

Trust me, this is a testy issue in the States with some people.
But Japan isn't the US...
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08-17-2008, 01:04 PM

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But Japan isn't the US...
....I'm well aware.

Another reason I ask, aside from pesky folks, is because of doctors here in the US.

When my son was born, we were asked about 20 times if we wanted him circumcised, despite the fact that our birth plan stated "NO CIRCUMCISION." Every nurse and doctor kept asking, "He's not circumcised. You don't want him circumcised?"

And then pediatricians feel the need to advise me that my son is "more at risk".

I'd just like to avoid this circumcising mindset.
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08-17-2008, 01:09 PM

There are a few health reasons that make the procedure a must in my opinion. But you have to weigh them against the cultural issues, as well.
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08-17-2008, 01:17 PM

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There are a few health reasons that make the procedure a must in my opinion. But you have to weigh them against the cultural issues, as well.
Unless a health issue arises I don't see the point in it. If I have a son he wont be circumcised. In the US, insurance will no longer cover it and people have to pay an extra $300-800 to circumcise. Japan doesn't cover it begin with. If he wants to be circumcised he's paying for it himself.
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08-17-2008, 01:26 PM

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Unless a health issue arises I don't see the point in it. If I have a son he wont be circumcised. In the US, insurance will no longer cover it and people have to pay an extra $300-800 to circumcise. Japan doesn't cover it begin with. If he wants to be circumcised he's paying for it himself.
There are health reasons enough that it should be done as preventative care. Also, if it's to be done, it should be done as an infant. At an older agee there are more complications to the procedure.
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There are health reasons enough that it should be done as preventative care. Also, if it's to be done, it should be done as an infant. At an older agee there are more complications to the procedure.
Meh, I'll agree to disagree. I've learned enough that this is not a debate that can end nicely. The pregnancy forums are filled with them.
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08-17-2008, 01:32 PM

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Meh, I'll agree to disagree. I've learned enough that this is not a debate that can end nicely. The pregnancy forums are filled with them.
I have no dog in this fight.
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08-17-2008, 01:33 PM

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I have no dog in this fight.
Lol I was talking more along the lines of other people joining. I don't see us turning it ugly
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08-17-2008, 02:07 PM

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There are health reasons enough that it should be done as preventative care. Also, if it's to be done, it should be done as an infant. At an older agee there are more complications to the procedure.
Without wanting to turn this into a big debate thread, the health "benefits" are all outweighed by the rate of complications.
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