I‘m pregnant and we just found out that it’s a boy. My fiancé and I got into an argument about circumcision. We are not Jewish, so I don’t understand why he wants to do it. He says that most American boys get circumcised and if we do it my way our son will get made fun of. Is it really that important?
I think boys should be able to decide for themselves when they are old enough to understand it.
Most Helpful Guy
Your fiance is incorrect. As of 2010, only 30% of American baby boys were circumcised. The number used to be much higher - 85% were circumcised 25 years ago, which is probably why your fiance believes it's so common.
Bodily integrity is a fundamental right. It's wrong to cut off a functional, protective, sensitive body part without his informed consent. It's your son's penis, and circumcision is his choice, when he's old enough to understand the significant consequences of doing so.4
Most Helpful Girl
I agree with you. And fewer and fewer American boys are having it done, so there will be less and less making fun of.7