Proposed circumcision of four-year-old Florida boy leads to legal battle.

Who made the decision about your foreskin and if you were going to keep it or lose it?  For many parents, the decision is a cultural or religious one.  Others believe it is the right medical thing to do.  Recently, there have been several stories shared where men in their 20's, 30's, and 40's have chosen to get circumcised.  But what if your parents did not make the decision before, during, or soon after your birth?  What if it took them three or four years to decide?  Should they be allowed to then make the decision?  What age is the age where the parents should lose the right to choose and then what age should a boy be able to make the decision. 

What about the three year old boy.  And what if the battle for the right to circumcise a son takes over a year and now the child is 4? This legal battle in Florida has gained international attention.

Volumes of court filings tell the story: Hironimus and Nebus had a six-month relationship that resulted in a pregnancy, the birth of a boy named Chase, and a fight over nearly everything since. Nebus sued to prove his paternity and to get partial custody of the boy and the couple whittled out a parenting plan outlining everything from his surname to his legal address, to whom he calls mommy or daddy and, notably, what becomes of his penis.

In that document, the circumcision of the child was agreed to by both parents. When it came time to schedule the procedure, though, the mother resisted, having researched the subject further. The matter wound its way through circuit court, which ruled in Nebus' favor, then to the Fourth District Court of Appeal, which refused to overturn the lower court's ruling. Hironimus could ask for a rehearing in the appellate court, but has made no further legal filings.

"Just the normal thing to do," the father said of circumcision, according to the court files. "To me, it's not worth it to put my son's life at risk for a cosmetic procedure," the mother said. – NYDailyNews.COM

So the boy is scheduled to have the surgery even though the parents now disagree.  It seems that Nebus (father) has fought from day 1 to have a role in his son's life and now he his overriding the son's mother in this circumcision battle.  Are parents choosing to not circumcise their children?  What is the current trend?

Though circumcision rates have fallen in the U.S., a majority of boys still undergo the removal of their foreskin. A 2013 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found 58.3 percent of newborn boys were circumcised in 2010, down from 64.5 percent in 1979. (The data excluded babies who were circumcised after leaving the hospital — many Jewish boys have the procedure during a ceremony called a bris, eight days after birth.) Meantime, a bubbling anti-circumcision movement has grown. – NYDailyNews.COM

And what about adult circumcision?   Why is there a growing number of stories where men are electing to get cut?  For one not so inspiring story check this story out. 

I had inherited some money after two of my grandparents had died, and I decided to use it for the procedure. As I wanted to do it properly, I asked around and got the number of a reputable urologist in Cape Town. His receptionist told me that he was fully booked until the end of the year, but recommended another urologist who shared the premises. He was suspiciously available for the whole of the following week. I should have seen the red flag. – MAMBAONLINE.COM

Instincters, any of you trying to make the decision to get cut?  Any of you gone through the process?  What about foreskin regeneration?

11 thoughts on “Proposed circumcision of four-year-old Florida boy leads to legal battle.”

  1. Circumcision is a religious

    Circumcision is a religious act, not a medical act. Jewish doctors flooded into America as WWII approached. America did not circumcise before then except for Jews. If you believe tobacco companies, cigarettes don't give you cancer. If the excuse for cleanliness and disease was a medical reason to circumcise, then cut off the ears of newborn babies because they can get dirty and infected. Cut off fingertips as fingernails get dirty and can carry germs, pull all teeth out, as they might need brushing or get dangerous cavities. Sew armpits shut too as they can get stinky. No, there is no reason to mutilate baby boys for medical reasons. If there is a problem with a tight foreskin, it can be loosened by normal care, washing and growth.  And if one thinks it is ok to mutilate a baby boy, why is it not alright to cut out the clitoris on female babies in America, as has this female circumcision been banned in African tribes?? It's a religious act, folks. And Nature's wisdom should trump religious butchery. Put a band-aid on your finger for a day or two, than take it off and you can feel the very air when you move your finger. Try leaving a warm protective foreskin on a nerve-filled head-gland of the penis ALL the time it is not in use, and imagine the sensation Nature gives. Circumcised men need K-Y, butter, or spit to take away the irritation and pain of intercourse that a foreskin's sleeve action provides. You cut off the foreskin, you mutilate the penis of it's sensitive triggering abilities and you have handicapped men all done with sex in short order…and women still awaiting. Babies hear and recognize your voice in the womb, just like a bell. And of course they know pain at birth…and remember at the deepest levels of their biological identity being butchered. Then there is the sad fact that circumcised American dads since WWII want their baby boys to look like daddy, so I guess if daddy lost a leg in Iraq, he better cut off his son's leg, too? That would be barbaric, right? Well, so is circumcision. And any caring mom, rather human, dog, cat, or elephant, would do anything to escape her baby from harm. To hell with ignorant judges, and hurrah as the medical mal-practice and lies of circumcision is gradually coming to an end in America.

  2. In my country philippines its
    In my country philippines its a cultural thing:to be circumcised when a boy reaches the age of puberty.a man is considered unclean if he is uncut.if its not done by a doctor in a clinic,most circumcision “rites”are done oitdoors.say near a river or a rocky beach.in this procedure no anesthetic is used and the cut is made by a sharp knife or a shaving blade.the only antisepti used is the juice from chewed guava leaves,spat unto the cut.i myself was circumcised twice.when i was 9 and i had it done again when i was 25yo.

  3. I couldn’t be happier that my

    I couldn't be happier that my parents made a point of keeping my penis fully intact.  I love having my foreskin!  Also prefer a partner who is uncircumcised, though not the reason for being with them in the first place.  I have never had a problem with a "smelly" penis.  Simply wash each day, and there is no problem.  I find it ridiculous that a parent has the right to have this ELECTIVE SURGERY done to their son at all.

  4. I was circumcised at the age

    I was circumcised at the age of 35.  Best decision I ever made.  I have more sensitivity and my husband loves my clean and non-smelly penis.   Everyone should get circumcised it avoids many infections and also helps prevent HIV transmission.  I have to end with this statement that the sex is now explosive-I could not be happier with my decision.  No longer am I called anteater!!!

  5. A few years ago, one of my
    A few years ago, one of my friends, who has 30 @ the time, decided to have the procedure because he was getting infections too often, regardless of being very hygiene obsessed. When he was little, my brother, the only one of us not circumsized, had terrible issues with infections. Point being, there does seem to be a valid medical reason for doing it.

  6. Although I’m glad it wasn’t

    Although I'm glad it wasn't done to me, I know there might be reasons for an adult man to have it done.  What we have here, though is a four year old who is being treated as though his own feelings and trauma are superseded by his parents' squabble. He's not an infant who won't even remember what happened and he's old enough to deal with his own hygiene.  It should no longer be up to his parents to just randomly decide to cut something off of him.

  7. It should never be a parent’s

    It should never be a parent's "right" to cut their boy!  I didn't have a say in the matter, and all these years later, I really hate that I was cut and deprived of pleasure.

  8. I was circumcised at 25 and

    I was circumcised at 25 and have never looked back- best decision I have made. I always had issues with sensitive skin when my foreskin was back so wanted to fix that and also just always preferred the look of a circumcised penis. There was absolutely no degradation in sensitivity – I believe it is actually better as I find myself lasting longer during sex and experience a more satisfying sensation being circumcised. I believe it is good to have the choice to do it or not, but urge anyone thinking about it to research properly before doing it as everyone's experience will be different. I am loving it though 

    • Yes, but do not forget that
      Yes, but do not forget that you were not only well past puberty but also past or nearly to full sexual maturity. That is likely to play a large physiological role in terms of sensitivity.

      Also, from a legal, ethical, and moral standpoint you were able to make a fully informed medival decision about your own body. Absent pressing medical necessity there are lasting implications for what it means to intrude on a man’s autonomy in this way. Many would see such intrusion in a female’s life as abusive and immoral, yet do not apply the same standard to males. That is discongruous philosophuly and anti-femminist.

      My personal view as a (Christian) male who was circumcised without consent because my parents “wanted [me] to look like everyone else” is that should have been given the choice as an informed young adult.

      • Yes I completely agree, boys

        Yes I completely agree, boys and men should have the choice to do it or not. I am so glad my parents left me uncut as a baby, but getting cut as an adult was the best thing I have done. My decision, my life. I feel great with my big, cut cock! 

         

  9. Why would an uncut man want

    Why would an uncut man want to get cut?  I realize some foreskins can be pretty long, and that may be a reason.  Some foreskins do not retract all the way, and that can create pain for the uncut man.  I am perfectly happy being uncut, although as a result of short foreskin I can actually "look" cut.  I think this race to circumcise males is outrageous.  Europe, Asia and Latin America do not circumcise most of their males unless by religious dictate.  (I seriously question if God came down to Abraham, instructing Abraham to circumcise all the males in his tribe.  I suspect this was a gimmick Abraham conjured up to make the Jewish males different from the Gentiles.)  As to foreskin restoration, I have not read or heard of any great success stories with that one.  I do know from my own studies on this topic that in Ancient Greece Jewish athletes sought out foreskin restoration because they looked so different from the Greek athletes who were uncircumcised.  (Athletes performed their feats in the nude, in case anyone is wondering.)

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