Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Tiger12 | 2009-01-13


Circumsizing my baby boy

Hello all,

Let me start from the begining, we are adorpting a baby boy at the end January, the lady is having the baby at coronation Hospital and they have advised her that they will only circumsize the baby after 5 years?? but we want him circumsized, where can I take him, when must I take him and what is the cost.

Can I take him to a doctor or hospital...

Please help?

Expert's Reply



Circumcisions are usually only done when there is a good medical reason for the operation.You will need to speak to your paediatrician when your baby is born.

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Posted by: Fred | 2009-01-15

When my boy was born, I had not yet decided on proceeding with his circ or not. But when I held him in my arms for the first time - there was no way I was going to hand him over to anyone to cut his perfect body.

Circ is extremely painful - irrespective of the age of the child. No way could I put my son through such an ordeal, not for any reason under this sun.

Even though I am cut (as a baby), I am proud to be the dad of an intact and fully functional son.

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Posted by: Callie | 2009-01-14

We also have an adopted baby boy who was already 2months old when we got him. We consulted a paed. who advised that we could have him circumsized when he was a year old, but then it does require full anesthetic. If the birth mom is willing, ask for him to be circumsized while in the hospital, she would prob need to sign consent.

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Posted by: Mom to 2 boys | 2009-01-14


I just wanted to add that both my boys were circumsized. Both were done when they were between one and two weeks old.

There were no complications. It is so much easier when they' re small cause newborn babys sleep more often and they wouldnt feel the pain as much as an older child. They also wouldnt remember the ordeal.

Make sure that the child is healthy and choose an experienced doctor.

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Posted by: NOCIRC | 2009-01-14

Circumcision for non medical conditions is not required as the medical benefits do not outweigh the risks and damage caused by this procedure.

Circumcision is also a painful and violates your adoptive son' s rights to an intact body.

Please research this carefully before making this lifelong decision on behalf of your son.

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