when i was pregnant with Aaron I did a little research on circumcision. The most helpful site i found was http://www.circlist.org - it seemed to be the most non-biased site i could find.
I really didn't know what to think about circumcision at first - i knew that most of my partners had been circumcised, and i really wondered about what the effects of it really were. My partner was all for having his son circumcised, but our main deciding factor was cost - in Ontario and the rest of Canada, healthcare is free. Circumcision, being a cosmetic surgery, is not covered by our healthcare plan.
I felt that if the government had deemed it a 'cosmetic' surgery, it meant that it wasn't necessary. I left the decision until after my son was born - and just looking at him - i knew he was perfect just the way he was.
good luck on your project!
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Been getting some weird looks from the Timming while I've been looking over it. Gotta check it out when the boy-thing's not here. I think it makes him nervous.
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Hey! Good luck on your project! I never read much about circumcision, because I have a daughter, so I can't help you there!
As far as breast vs. bottle feeding goes in my mind there is *no* question that breast feeding is the best option for mother, baby, planet and society. It saves money for the family (since it's FREE!), breastfeeding is empowering because you dont have to rely on man-made products, it helps moms lose the weight they gain during pregnancy, it is of course the healthiest option for feeding babies. Lol! Ok, enough ranting out of me! If you need some info about breastfeeding, check out: http://www.breastfeedingonline.com - there is link with advantages of breastfeeding, and bottlefeeding as well (there are very few, though ;P .. not because the site is biased or anything, there just are very FEW good reasons to bottlefeed..). Good luck!!
I like the site, because it doesn't lean towards either side. I found that it had information based on fact, and personal opinon, some of which had the op at a later age.
It seemed balanced to me, but without the harsh overtones of the nocirc sites i looked at.
When i was looking at circumcision sites, i felt like i was getting more the vehemence behind the emotions connected. I felt that the site i posted had more of a relaxed approach, and posted information that was valid from both sides?
it's just my opinion.
(FTR - i didn't have my son circumcised. i didn't feel right making a decision that was so personal to him)
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