The only two reason why circumcision persists is due to ignorance and sexual perversion. The link between circumcision preferences among women and circumcision status of their sons has been very well established both factually and through enormous amounts of anecdotal evidence. Consider how many times you have seen a woman post in one thread how much she "prefers" circumcised men and then in another discusses how happy she is that she had her sons circumcised. Women like this also effect the views that men have as well. If a man has been told by his partners that they are happy he is circumcised or reads and/or hears how much women like circumcised men over men that are not circumcised (and therefore how much they like his penis) than he is going to be far more adamant about having his son circumcised, regardless of what his partner at the time may think. (Many of you here have experience in dealing with this type of situation)
I have heard many state that the motivation of circumcision of males in some is similar to that done to females in that many women prefer circumcised partners in regions where it is practiced and many men in regions where the genital cutting of females is practiced prefer circumcised women. Except that this is not true. Men in these regions or not allowed to take absolutely any part in the procedure or in indoctrinating girls into thinking they have to have it done. This is done solely by women to women, to preserve the honor of the mother, grandmother and so on by ensuring she never humiliates them by breaking the great taboo of infidelity in these regions. Genital cutting of males is the only form of genital cutting where the sexual preferences of the opposite gender play any part at all.
Ignorance is through a rejection of the fundamental basics of evolutionary biology. All of the countless hundreds or perhaps even thousands of "reasons" given over the years by physicians and random individuals have only been excuses used to cover up their true intentions in order to not look bad. The same reasons apply to those who supposedly have greater reasons to have their sons circumcised, but i am aware that this goes beyond what is allowed to be discussed here.
This is the conclusion that i have reached after studying this topic very heavily for several years. Now i would like your input. Do you believe that it is only really these two reasons for the continuation of circumcision of males around the world and if you do which one plays a greater part?