I posted this anon, but it's not showing up, so whatever, bring on the criticism
DS's father wants him circumcised. He always has since he was born. I've been against it from the beginning. He keeps bringing it up though. I mean, I would've thought that after almost 4 years, he would stop asking. Do doctors even do that to kids his age???
I don't know what I want out of posting this. I guess just to hear that I'm right? That it's not needed, and there's no good reason to do it, especially at this point.
His dad says he's at higher risk of infections/STD's if he's not circumcised, which is either not true or inconclusive from what I've read.
His dad also wants DS to be like him, who is circumcised. He says to me "who's going to teach him how to clean it?" I guess he just thinks that if he's different from him he won't know how to talk to him about it. But, IMO, that is no reason to do it.
He also thinks that DS will be different from his friends, although as far as I know, most boys in Canada are not being circumcised these days.
And he thinks he needs to be circed for religious reasons--which make absolutely no sense to me.
I've tried so many times to talk to him about this, to show him my reasons, etc. But he is stubborn and doesn't appear to be changing his mind at all.
What do I do?