Before Anyone has a child they should really take the time to read this page http://www.mothersagainstcirc.org/ We really need to stop the outdated practice of circumcision it has a much higher rate of complacations than any possible benifits very similar to what used to be the case with the rutine removal of tonsils.
Below is a quote from Doctors Opposing Circumcision.
The Benefits of Being Intact
No national health organization in the world recommends routine infant circumcision. The United States is the only country in the world that circumcises a majority of its newborn sons without a religious reason.
In the United States, circumcision is on a big decline, from 90% twenty years ago to 59% in 1995.
1. The foreskin is the natural protective covering for the glans, or head of the penis. It prevents the surface of the glans from becoming thickened and desensitized.
2. The loose foreskin covers the longer shaft of an erect penis. It is long enough to slide back and forth, facilitating intercourse as nature intended.
3. The foreskin plays an integral part in sexual pleasure. Recently described in the medical literature, a series of tiny ridged bands on the inner surface of the foreskin contribute significantly to sexual pleasure.
4. An intact man can choose as an adult, with fully informed consent, whether or not he wishes to have his foreskin removed. A man circumcised in infancy has no such choice.
5. An intact male does not suffer, as an infant, the pain of circumcision.
6. An intact male does not have to wonder why someone else removed a normal, useful part of his sexual organs.
7. An intact male has skin to cover his glans penis which, in all mammals, is an internal organ.
8. An intact male will never have to consider spending years trying to stretch what skin he has over his glans penis.
9. The overwhelming majority of intact men thank their parents for keeping them intact.
10. Intact men do not have their basic human rights (to an intact body) violated. By not having him circumcised, you can give your son a gentle beginning, the gift of his whole body, and all the sensitivity and feeling that nature intended.
Doctors Opposing Circumcision, 2442 NW Market, Seattle WA 98107
Please take the time to research this subject before subjecting your son to this harmful procedure.