I recently caught wind of a on the Lutherville-Timonium Patch. It began with the story of a mother who opted not to circumcise her two boys, only to be plagued by issues, which required their youngest to have the procedure performed as a toddler.
When my husband and I asked our obstetrician and pediatrician about circumcision, neither offered a definitive medical recommendation. While they provided pros and cons, they ultimately declared it “a personal choice.”
Both sides of the case seem to have merit—perhaps because there is no right answer? As a parent, we love our children and want to do what is best for them on all accounts. When we make a decision, we tend to stand firm and hold our ground. But I wonder, if there were a clear medical answer, instead of just research and recommendations, would it be such a highly debated issue?
What do you think? Why is circumcision so controversial? Is this only "a personal choice" for parents?