I'm in New England and unless you seek out similiar minded people all babies and toddlers seem to be mutilated. Unless you are actively surrounding yourself with like minded people you will always see that horrific sight.
It get's to the point that I really fear for some kids as soon as I hear if a certain couple has a boy.
It always blows my mind how people that are actively trying to do things there own way- even home birth, drag their sleeping babies into some office to have their genitals mutilated. One friend in particular blew my mind. She was so prepared, so ready to go, begged me to show her my slings and wraps, read every book on my shelf- and than wham, circed. I nearly fainted, I didn't know. The baby was only a couple of days old and according to the Doc it was healing "just fine". JUST FINE?? That was such a sick sight.
I really resent a lof of people because I KNOW they do that to their children. Especially when I know they circed their first- I hear they are pregnant again- I feel awful for the kid. Everytime I hear, "it's a girl", I am relieved.
I will be so glad to be in Europe one day where you don't have to worry as much whether a sweet newborn boy had been just mutilated and who's "welcome gift" from his parents was being skinned alive.
Yes, circ also happens in Europe but not in the form of RIC.