Would you have your baby circumcised depending where you come from?

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Would you have your baby circumcised depending where you come from?

  1. Yes, I come from Canada and I'd have my baby circumcised

    2 vote(s)
    4.5%
  2. No, I come from Canada and I'd leave my baby intact

    1 vote(s)
    2.3%
  3. Yes, I come from U.S. and I'd have my baby circumcised

    10 vote(s)
    22.7%
  4. No, I come from the U.S. and I'd leave my baby intact

    9 vote(s)
    20.5%
  5. Yes, I come from Latin America and I'd have my baby circumcised

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. No, I come from Latin America and I'd leave my baby intact

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Yes, I come from Europe and I'd have my baby circumcised

    5 vote(s)
    11.4%
  8. No, I come from Europe and I'd leave my baby intact

    7 vote(s)
    15.9%
  9. Yes, I come from Africa and I'd have my baby circumcised

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. No, I come from Africa and I'd leave my baby intact

    2 vote(s)
    4.5%
  11. Yes, I come from Asia and I'd have my baby circumcised

    1 vote(s)
    2.3%
  12. No, I come from Asia and I'd leave my baby intact

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Yes, I come from Australia&Oceania and I'd have my baby circumcised

    2 vote(s)
    4.5%
  14. No, I come from Australia&Oceania and I'd leave my baby intact

    5 vote(s)
    11.4%
  1. B_tiger1111

    B_tiger1111 New Member

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    Please I ask you if you answer the poll honestly.
     
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    I'm from the US and if I ever have a son he will be circumcised. The man I am with now will be my future husband and we have discussed this before and this is what was agreed upon. It is not about any religious reasons moreso because it is tradition in both of our families.
     
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    American and No -- I'll leave that up to him when he's older.

    It was a tradition in my family too, insofar as my dad is circumcised and my mother is nominally Jewish. Why shouldn't I have gotten a chance to decide if I wanted to be a part of that tradition? It's not exactly a family bonding activity...I don't understand why it shouldn't be the child's call.
     
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    Canadian and I am not sure. In quebec, majority are uncut, so having a baby cut makes hi minority here. But I think cut is better. It would depend on the wife.
     
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    Uh, does the owner of the penis get a say?
    Or is tradition more important than him getting to decide which healthy body parts to keep?
     
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    I don't understand why "tradition" even gets a look in here.

    * A tradition is something handed down. This one is unusual in that hardly anyone ever gets to see if it has been.

    * Most traditions are pretty value-neutral, like genuflectiing to an altar (to show respect), throwing coins in a particular fountain and making a wish (to bring good luck), or wearing particular clothes on certain days (to express identity and solidarity). They at least have purposes. Circumcision for "tradition" is without a purpose. We don't cut or tie or clamp a baby's umbilical cord (or leave it, in a "lotus birth"), depending on which is traditional in our family, we do it on the basis of what we think is best for the baby. (I don't think circumcision is best, but at least doing it "for" the baby is better than doing it "for" - for what? Tradition in and of itself just isn't a reason.)

    * And of course there is only one other permanent, invasive, reductive surgery on a baby that is carried on for "tradition", and that's female genital cutting.
     
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  7. vibrator

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    No, what's the point. You were born with it for a reason.
     
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