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How can I convince my boyfriend that circumcision is wrong?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: You can't

Your boyfriend is entitled to his own opinions, especially as regards his body.
Circumcision is not necessary, but is still widely practiced.

In brief: You can't

Your boyfriend is entitled to his own opinions, especially as regards his body.
Circumcision is not necessary, but is still widely practiced.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Dr. Paul Cohen
You shouldn't! Unsure if you're referring to him; or perhaps a newborn??? There are health reasons for a circ; and religious ones depending upon your faith...but ultimately this is something you should discuss together and decide; whatever decision you make will be the right one for you both.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Circumcision is not "wrong". It is a decision that should be made together as he says. It is widely practiced and either choice is a good one. While there are health and religious reasons for doing it, it is ultimately a personal decision made by the parents.
Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Tell you prefer not

Depends upon why he wants to be circumcised.
A freely retractile foreskin poses no problems and is easily cleaned. If so, tell him that you like him the way he is and that sex may be more pleasureable for both if he remains uncircumcised. Support his decision if foreskin is tight, causing pain or discomfort. Frenum can be divided without circ, if this is tight and cause of discomfort.

In brief: Tell you prefer not

Depends upon why he wants to be circumcised.
A freely retractile foreskin poses no problems and is easily cleaned. If so, tell him that you like him the way he is and that sex may be more pleasureable for both if he remains uncircumcised. Support his decision if foreskin is tight, causing pain or discomfort. Frenum can be divided without circ, if this is tight and cause of discomfort.
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