Having a son means, he must get his foreskin removed.
Circumcision -‘foreskin is the hood of the skin covering the penis, which can gently be pulled back.’
Is your son circumcised?
This can be a very controversial topic, as it is mainly done for three reasons: religion, hygiene or medical.
Many people have a strong opinion about the topic, when they don’t know what the benefits are.
Here is why it’s a good idea to have the penis circumcised according to NHS (National Health Service).
Please click on the link.
In my case not only do I personally agree with the pros, I agree that foreskin should be removed.
My son had his foreskin removed when he was 2 weeks old, by a registered GMC (General Medical Council ) doctor.
The process has 3 simple steps
1- Book Doctors appointment
Under the NHS, the circumcision is NOT free unless it is done for a medical reason. Non NHS service can range from as little as £100 to £1000+ (Depending on age, private healthcare or service package.)
Where should I go?
You can ask at the hospital you gave birth at, or ask family&friends if they can recommend anyone or ask your GP. I was recommended to see a GP, who has a circumcision clinic on Saturdays. I was happy with my decision because I knew someone who had already been their.
2- Getting the circumcision done
The process of getting the foreskin removed is straight forward and is left to the medical profession ONLY. So, all I did was watch over in anticipation until it was all done.
How is it performed
A little anaesthetic is given, then to remove the foreskin the doctor uses a scalpel, scissor or a surgical clamp. In my case my son had a ‘ring’ attached around to his ‘manhood’ before the skin was removed. So once done, we just needed it to heal and wait for the ring to slide off. Tip – Put Vaseline directly onto the ring and everytime you change the nappy re-apply. Before you know it the ring will slid off.
After it was done, I gave my son some paracetamol (Calpol) as he had a little temperature, soreness, redness and was little swollen. I was advised to place his penis down when placing the nappy on, as it would rub against his penis (glans). All of the above are normal symptoms BUT if any bleeding, long term swelling or problems passing urine occur get medical assistance fast.
What are your views on this topic? Do think it is clean to leave it on? Would you ever get your son circumcised ?
If you have an opinion on this topic please comment.
Thanks for reading,