Congratulations! It’s a boy! Your head is spinning from all the advice from friends, relatives, and even good-intentioned strangers at restaurants. You stayed up late last night comparing a dozen different parenting books on Amazon. You’re both excited and overwhelmed by the bundle of joy coming into your life.
Now what about circumcision? Dr. Oz was on TV the other day making a compelling case for it, but something inside you has doubts about asking a doctor to clamp down a perfectly healthy 6 pound newborn boy and cut off part of his penis on his first day of life.
You’re correct to be your concerned! There is absolutely no need to circumcise a healthy newborn boy. In this section, we’re going to cover all the details to help you make an informed decision about your newborn son.
Here are some question topics of interest to expectant parents:
- Circumcision to Look the Same As Dad. Should your son be circumcised so his penis will look the same as his father’s? Of course not. Find out why that’s not a good reason to justify circumcision.
- Circumcision to Prevent HIV and STDs. Should you circumcise your son as a future preventative against HIV and other STDs? No, you should not. When he is old enough, you should have an open conversation with him about the importance of wearing a condom, which is the safest and most reliable barrier against HIV, STDs, and unplanned teenage pregnancy.
- Circumcision Mix-ups at the Hospital. Will the hospital make a mistake and circumcise your baby after you told them not to? Relax, this is extremely unlikely. Read about the entire process from a Dad who recently went through it.
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