Originally Posted by suprgrl
Our Dr. said that about 99% of boys are circ'd in central VA.
I have my work cut out for me!
Not to argue, but I seriously doubt that. I know of areas all around Virginia that have rates far below that and Virginia is not a third world country plopped down in America. I suspect the doctor was doing a subtle selling job on you.
I would have thought my area would be a fairly high rate area but this past weekend, I worked a kids fair and was most pleasantly surprised. It quickly became evident that most of the attendees would not/did not circumcise.
99% is an extreme number and I doubt that rate is true anywhere in the country. A study done in Iowa back in the 1980's which was and still is an area with a high circ rate only showed a circumcision rate of 82%. A statement that the rate is 99% anywhere in America these days is suspect and anyone who hears such an extreme statement needs to analyze why such an extreme statement is being made. It is almost impossible that it's true.
Now, 40 years ago, it was certainly true in some areas where doctors circumcised every male baby without asking the parents. A 1973 lawsuit brought that to an end when a doctor circumcised a Jewish baby without consent and that caused a problem with his Bris.