I would like all the expecting parents to know that the U.S. is the only country in the world that circumcises baby boys for no reason.
No one in all of Europe circumcises unless they are Jews or Moslims.
I work in a hospital maternity ward and I see so many baby boys still being circumcised and I wonder why? The baby is born exactly the way God or nature intended him to be. There is no reason to do surgery on a brand new healthy infant.
Of course doctors make good money from the sugery. And the foreskin is sold for profit.
But those poor babies. I see them being tortured by this procedure. There is no real anaesthesia to prevent the pain. I know that for a fact.
They tell the parents the surgery is minor and necessary to prevent cancer. But circumcised males can still get cancer. And that is so rare, that it would make more sense to remove all the breast tissue of a baby boy because there is more breast cancer in boys than penile cancer. Imagine that!
HIV/AIDS is not contracted by the foreskin. The majority of European males are genitally intact and there is far less HIV/AIDS in Europe than in the U.S.
Urinary Tract Infection is another reason doctors say is a reason. But baby girls get three times more UTI than baby boys and we don't do surgery on them. Just breast feed.
Cleanliness is a stupid reason to do surgery for. After all, the foreskin is tightly attached to the head (glans) until the boy is about 5 years old and it should never be pushed back. It protects from bacteria, dirt, germs, etc. When the foreskin get loose, the boy can rinse under it while he is in the tub, just like he would rinse his eye lids or behinde the ears, or any other body part.
I see circumcisions done so often and they are not pleasant to watch. The babies scream and it is clear that it is very traumatic to the infant. Some babies are so frightened that they are literally terrorized. They quit breathing or vomit or go into shock. Sometimes the cicumcision causes so much bleeding that the wound has to be cauterized. It is awful! The babies are stapped to a board and can not help themselves. The only thing they can do is scream for mercy. Some babies have too much skin cut off, they will look mutilated when they are grown ups. And 229 babies die each year in the U.S. as a result of cicumcision. It is the darkest secret of the U.S. medical data base but be verified on www.cirp.org
Before anyone does that to their child, they should really go and see a cicumcision for themselves.
Please research it. There are some great web sites. www.mothersagainstcirc.org