I wondered and asked questions as to why circumsion was needed and was truly thinking and debating on getting it done. BD said that the desion was mine and mine alone. I wasnt sure why it was done or if there was a good reason for it. Thankfully i decided to look here. I know now there is noway i could do that to my son.
My little boy is due in december or this year.
Just to add .. the Australian percentage is now about 5%, and it is very difficult to find someone who will do circs unless it is a religious or medical reason ...
I just wanted to add that this is not neccisarily true. When my son was circ. in the states it was done in the hospital as a standard procedure (that I do not regret), and I'd assume it works that way in most places in the USA? In Australia it's a procedure done after leaving the hospital by a pediatrician, but I would not say it was difficult to find someone to do it, not in NSW anyway. It is not the norm in Australia, though.
With my first son, the nurse told me that they were taking him to be circumcized, and I replied that we weren't doing that, and that was the end of it. With my second son, at the same hospital three years later, it was never mentioned. Two of my friends had their sons circumcized earlier this year, and some sort of ring was used--one said it went fine and that she had no regrets, the other said her son got an infection and she wouldn't have had the procedure performed if she had realized that it wouldn't be done with a scalpel.