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US Circumcision Rates Drop

What's Your Opinion on Circumcision?

When it comes to circumcision, recent American parents have a clear-cut opinion: they overwhelming oppose it. In 2009, only 32.5 percent of baby boys born in America we're circumcised, down from 56 percent in 2006. While the data presented at the international AIDS conference last month has yet to be published, officials say it does represent a sharp downward trend.

Those who favor the procedure worry that more men will be at greater risk of contracting STIs and HIV, although the health benefits of circumcision have been disputed. The anti-circumcision camp has welcomed the trend against what they call non-consensual genital mutilation.


Despite the trend, today 80 percent of American men are circumcised, one of the highest rates in a developed country (compare that to two percent of Spanish men). So if you live in the US, it's likely that the majority of your partners have come sans foreskin. When it comes to your guy, do you care if he's circumcised or not? If you had a son, would you join the movement against circumcision or would you go through with it for cultural or health reasons? Do you think it makes more sense to let adult men choose to undergo circumcision, rather than let parents decide? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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danakscully64 danakscully64 6 years
edo deweert - Your message was so ridiculous that no one will EVER come to your side because people will write you off as an offensive wacko. Calm down, take a breath, and think before you post.
danakscully64 danakscully64 6 years
Circumcision has NOTHING to do with being a better lover.
2Eazy 2Eazy 6 years
Ok, Im the anonymous one above metoning that i have not had the operation and have not had any complaints or hygiene issues. Further more id like to add that this is also issue with Hospital resorces being wasted at tax payers expence i huge price for false vanity. As the Aussie doctor mentioned above and shares the same view as my stepfather who is also a doctor in NSW Australia dose make a valid point that in rare cases it may be nessasary. In some cultures of tribes etc it is a milestone going into manhood. I don't feel like less of a man. I fly my flag with pride.
vabeachbum vabeachbum 6 years
If I have a son I will, but it is for religious reasons. My husband is, and we plan to continue the tradition.
weffie weffie 6 years
I know in my experience, it's a dying trend... 10 years ago I'd only ever been with 1 uncut guy, but in the last couple of years I've seen a lot of 20-year-old peens and maybe 30% of them were circumcised. I am seriously shocked that so many people are still grossed out by the male form in its natural state... I remember making the silly toque/helmet comments in high school (mainly just to my bf at the time, who was the 1 I'd seen lol) but it was really just because I was immature and inexperienced sexually. Nowadays I appreciate many shapes and sizes of dick :)
matzsmith matzsmith 6 years
First coming from religion, the the norm. If the Dad is in the picture, I think it should his choice to chop or not to chop. I've never been with anyone who wasn't. If I had a son, I'd like it performed shortly after birth, by an expert in the field, I believe my OB is qualified but I wouldn't trust the doc on call.
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