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I was hesitant at first, but when I looked at the studies, the choice was clear. Plus, read why one father chose not to circumsize his sons.By Heather Aimee O'Neill I was so anxious about the idea of circumcision that I actually hoped for a girl. I didn't get a girl. I got two beautiful boys instead, and therefore had to make the decision twice. Though our sons were born four years apart, my partner Abbie and I gave equal consideration to the question of whether of not to circumcise with each one.
With our first son, Tommy, I had nightmares that if we chose circumcision, the doctor would make a mistake. I knew the statistics were low, but that rarely soothes an anxious mom-to-be. I worried the procedure was obsolete. When I looked around the room at my friends' sons, many if not most were uncircumcised.
About a month before Abbie was due to give birth to Tommy, we visited my parents out on Long Island. At dinner, we talked aboutRead More »from Why I Decided to Circumcise My Sons