these threads always get too hot.......so all I'll say is no way I would ever submit my child to such an unnecessary procedure......I believe it's ******** and has no place in modern society.
Despite what one poster says, I don't believe the trend is anything like 50% of country boys and 20% of city......legitimate surveys show it's more around 12-15% these days and falling. I work as a nurse and there is no way that 50% of boys coming in are circ'd.........very rare to see it these days in boys under 15-20 yrs.
When we were in hospital after having our bub a circ was done on a baby in the treatment room up the hallway (We knew that what is was as I went for a walk and heard the dr ask if they were all set up for the circ ready to go......) Frankly, it was horrific to hear the baby scream like that & several other parents came out of their rooms to look in fright........my hb and I both started crying and I get tears in my eyes just recalling it.......my hb is circ'd and wonders how his parents could have let it happen.
It is no longer recommended by the Paediatric society in Aust or UK & that has to tell us something? esp as most doctors are male and would certainly understand the pro's & con's of keeping their penis healthy & happy