Baby boys are not born defectiveWe UP'd, so we didn't know the sex of our baby until he arrived. In the interest of being prepared for anything, I studied up on circumcision. I had been opposed to it anyway--to me, having a science background and a good grasp on evolution, if something is useless it will go away eventually. And over the course of millions of years, all the mammals still have foreskins. Only humans think they should cut it off. As to what purpose the foreskin serves--I learned a lot at www.nocirc.org. I won't attempt to digest it here. You'll just have to read it yourself.
When we were pregnant with our daughter, I asked dh what he thought of circ, his response then was, Why not, so he'll look like me and everyone else. Three years later, I asked him again, and he responded as if I had just suggested we sell our home and move into a cardboard box--No way! Why should we? That's what I wanted to hear.
The fact is, most of the world doesn't circ. And more and more American parents are realizing that circ is not necessary. It offers no health benefits and carries risks that would not exist otherwise. With ordinary care and cleanliness, the uncirc'd penis is no more problematic than your fingernails, plus that foreskin will bring my son a lot of pleasure he wouldn't have without it--both while he's young and just playing with himself and later when he matures sexually.
So, it's a win-win situation for everyone, both now and later!