I have never had the privilege of seeing an uncircumcised penis in person, pictures yes, in the flesh no! I assumed that most (meaning like 95% of men were circumcised) but I was way off. When my son was born it was a no-brainer for us, he was going to be cut. I don't regret it and I would do it again for the next one too. But there seems to be a declining trend in circumcision which I was totally not aware of.
The rate of U.S. babies being circumcised before leaving the hospital has gone from 85% in 1965 to only 57% in 2004. In the Midwest, 80% of boys are circumcised compared with 59% in the South and 32% in the West.
Wow, that is crazy! I really assumed that everyone had their son's circumcised. Is circumcision a form of genital mutilation? In Africa, woman have their vagina's sewn together to ensure virgin marriages, and that is just disgusting, but are we doing the same thing to boys by cutting off their foreskin? What is the purpose of foreskin anyway? Since I am a Midwesterner, most of our boys are cut, but in the South, just under 1/3 are. I know that there are medical reasons to circumcise because of infection, but at the same time it is a seemingly unnecessary cosmetic surgery that were are putting the baby boys through that risks infection anyway.
Just curious what everyone's opinion on circumcision is!