March 19, 2009 at 4:33 pm 10 comments

When my sister came up with the idea to get all 3 of both our sons circumsised this year, I thought I should start telling Imtiyaz about it, eventhough I am not certain if it is the right time to do it this year. šŸ™‚

I guess I scared him out of his wits by saying all boys need to have their penis cut! Hahaha. Tried to explain using the simplest term and it’s not easy, you know!

I did say if he had his ‘penis cut’, he’ll be able to follow both his Babah and me go solat in Makkah. As if he’d understand! šŸ˜›

He was quiet for a while, deep in thought. Then he asked,

Mama, cut with what?


Not scissors, maybe just a shot of laser lights… but only a little bit. But you can’t do it yourself ok, only doctors can do it!

I had this fear he might attempt ‘cutting’ it himself! Hehehe.

That was a few days ago.

This morning, in the car, he woke up and was quiet for a while. No mention of penis, or scissors whatsoever from either side. But suddenly, he said,

Mama, I don’t wanna cut my penis.

Uh-ohhh… a nightmare, perhaps? Now I really wished I’ve had it done when he was born… that would be so much easier!


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  • 1. Ms B  |  March 19, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Oh no!!! I’m sure he sounded adorable when he said that. Maybe when he gets older, he’ll be more prepared….?

    bUt yeah…i think a nightmare could hv triggered it.

  • 2. Amoi  |  March 19, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Poor boy…

  • 3. Mark Lyndon  |  March 20, 2009 at 1:46 am

    Hardly anyone needs to have their penis cut. I’m 43 and I’d rather have my ears cut off than be circumcised.

    Circumcision is one of the worst ideas ever.

  • 4. ida.z  |  March 20, 2009 at 8:53 am

    Thankfully my boy had already passed this stage..selamat buat when he went for hernia operation..thus 2 in 1…hehe..nvm Nina, he’ll be ready when he’s ready..hehehe

  • 5. momster  |  March 20, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Ms B,
    I think so too… should wait when he gets older šŸ™‚


    Mark Lyndon,
    Try having your ears cut off then! šŸ˜‰

    There’s a lot of research done on the benefits of circumcision, you know (and it’s not biased on certain beliefs and faith).

    Maybe it’s high time you do more reading on that than coming to your own conclusions immediately. Just my two cents!

    lucky you!

  • 6. wani  |  March 20, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    I thot imtiyaz said I wannd go and see doctor to cut my penis?
    ke i dont wanna? hehe
    xigt plak šŸ˜€

  • 7. hani  |  March 20, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    we toyed with the idea when daniel was a few months old…we toyed, and toyed and toyed…and sampai la ni tak execute lg the idea…kekeke…

    i think i yg takut for him kut…hahah… so, maybe when he’s old enough…but then, when is old enough eh? hahaha…

  • 8. Mark Lyndon  |  March 20, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    I’ve done plenty of reading on circumcision. So have these organizations:

    Canadian Paediatric Society
    “Recommendation: Circumcision of newborns should not be routinely performed.”
    “Circumcision is a ‘non-therapeutic’ procedure, which means it is not medically necessary.”
    “After reviewing the scientific evidence for and against circumcision, the CPS does not recommend routine circumcision for newborn boys. Many paediatricians no longer perform circumcisions.

    RACP Policy Statement on Circumcision
    “After extensive review of the literature the Royal Australasian College of Physicians reaffirms that there is no medical indication for routine neonatal circumcision.”
    (those last nine words are in bold on their website, and almost all the men responsible for this statement will be circumcised themselves, as the male circumcision rate in Australia in 1950 was about 90%. “Routine” circumcision is now *banned* in public hospitals in Australia in all states except one.)

    British Medical Association: The law and ethics of male circumcision – guidance for doctors
    “to circumcise for therapeutic reasons where medical research has shown other techniques to be at least as effective and less invasive would be unethical and inappropriate.”

    National Health Service (UK)
    “Many people have strong views about whether circumcision should be carried out or not. It is not routinely performed in the UK because there is no clear clinical evidence to suggest it has any medical benefit.”

    Drops in male circumcision:
    USA: from 90% to 57%
    Canada: from 47% to 9.2%
    UK: from 35% to about 5% (less than 1% among non-Muslims)
    Australia: 90% to 12.6% (“routine” circumcision has recently been *banned* in public hospitals in all states except one, so the rate will now be a lot lower)
    New Zealand: 95% to below 3% (mostly Samoans and Tongans)
    South America and Europe: never above 5%

  • 9. Jaja  |  March 21, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    hi nins!both my sons dah selamat..did it when they were 70days old!i insisted coz i dont want to go through the pujuk2 and explaining,hassle nk jaga pantang etc…
    good luck with imtiyaz ye!

  • 10. noordinarymomster  |  March 23, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    I’ll do the same too from now on! šŸ˜€

    Mark Lyndon.
    I appreciate your feedback, but I’d rather look on the positive side of circumcision. Thanks anyway! šŸ™‚

    urmmm.. tu kena tanya daniel sendiri! hehehe…


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