Do you believe in circumcision?

United States
September 2, 2012 2:25pm CST
Some people believe in this because of religious views, some believe in it because of cleanliness, and then some don't believe in it at all. What and why do you believe?
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12 responses
@jaiho2009 (39079)
• Philippines
2 Sep 12
Here in my country, circumcision is a part of tradition. Setting aside the tradition- scientifically basis, this is more hygienic for men. So this circumcision is very much observed here in our country. By the time the boy reaches 10 to 12 years old, they goes for this circumcision process- it's like the ritual to make them a complete man.
• United States
2 Sep 12
I saw a YouTube video about a country that does that not long ago. It was very educational considering I never thought of it as something a boy would have to deal with after the baby years, but that vid told me different. I can see it being better as a baby because you more than likely wouldn't remember it, but at the age of 10 - 12 it would definitely be a memory you would be stuck with.
@jaiho2009 (39079)
• Philippines
3 Sep 12
at the age of 10 - 12 it would definitely be a memory you would be stuck with. As I wrote above- it is a tradition here in our country- and also the age. Here, circumcision during early age is not common, so, regarding "memory you would be stuck with" -this is nothing to be scared for. I have two sons, and having circumcision is an exciting stage for them because that marks their complete youth and manhood.
@bellis716 (4807)
• United States
4 Sep 12
I had my child circumcised for cleanliness. Also, I thought that if God said it was good for the Jews, it whould be good for us.
@asdomencil (4276)
• Philippines
3 Sep 12
I do believe in circumcision due to health benefits as well as for the tradition here in our country. Some says that this is one of the measurement for males to be in their manhood years already.
• Indonesia
3 Sep 12
Yes I believe in circumcision because circumcision can sustain us in order to become more grateful more than fulfilling their mandatory thing.
@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
3 Sep 12
No, I don't and it is not because of any religious views. I don't believe in it, as I can still hear my newborn nephew screaming in pain after they did it and I don't think he or any of his brothers are in any way better because of it.
@rubyroy (824)
• India
3 Sep 12
What God created we needn't cut or make it better,just dedicate him or her to the maker,he will do whatever required for that person with his guiding spirit.We have to circumcise our heart from bad feelings rather than any physical skin.Then we will always have good relationship,happiness and health.
@deazil (4605)
• United States
3 Sep 12
My ex-husband was not circumcised. When I was pregnant he told me if we had a boy (back then there was no way of telling - 44yrs ago) to get him circumcised. My ex-husband had many problems because he was not. It is a health as well as a cleanliness issue. He went through some extremely painful episodes and it was very unpleasant for him, to say the least. One of my father's brothers was, for some reason, not circumcised until he was 13-14 (early 1920's) I don't know the reason for this, but my father told my mother after they were married that if they had any sons to make sure they were circumcised right after birth. He said his brother suffered excruciating pain going to the bathroom and just pain in general from having it done. I don't know now how they do it to babies and I would not like to think of a baby experiencing that pain. But the other choice, to me, is a lifetime of pain and problems that could be avoided.
• United States
2 Sep 12
I personally do not believe in it. I think a person should only have their body mutilated by choice and I can't see any child choosing to have that done.
• Jacksonville, Florida
2 Sep 12
I did have my son circumsised. But the doctors did it wrong and now my poor son is smaller than he should be there. I feel guilty and horrible for getting it done but I heard it was so much cleaner and healthier in general. I did what I thought was the best for him, maybe it can be corrected one day. He had his done as a baby.
@_sketch_ (5711)
• United States
2 Sep 12
It doesn't really matter either way, as long as it is done in a sanitary and safe way. I don't like this traditional practice of rabbis sucking off the skin with their mouths. Too many babies got herpes from that. It's horrible. It's nonsense though. Why teach children that our bodies need to be altered? Strange world.
@josga2008 (321)
• Canada
2 Sep 12
I don't believe in circumcision. I think it is a mutilation of the human body. There are those who believe in circumcision because of religion and it is difficult to have a debate because religious reasons are personal and so you can't really argue based on facts. But for those who believe that circumcision is a good idea simply for cleanliness reasons, then I have to say that this is a myth. I have looked into this topic from a cleanliness point of view and found no evidence to support it.
@Yheart (497)
• Indonesia
2 Sep 12
I believe human should do circumcision. I read some articles which stated that circumcision is good for us.