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Anti-circumcision web sites constantly try to convince you that circumcision is on
a rapid decline throughout the world. They usually site America and point out that
fewer and fewer parents are having their children circumcised. In support of this
claim they point to hospital records that show a big decline in the number of babies
being circumcised in the hospital just after birth. This is true. They make out that
this is because of the success of their campaign to inform the general public of
the evils of circumcision. However, what they don’t tell you is the real reason for
The real reason is that until fairly recently most American health insurance policies
included free circumcision for baby boys. Because the insurance paid, hospitals put
up the rate so much, that eventually the insurance companies realised they were being
taken for a ride and discontinued the cover. This meant that the parents had to stump
up the inflated cost.
Naturally, parents started to look elsewhere for a cheaper alternative. Some went
to their own doctor who only charged a fraction of the hospital rates. Also private
specialized circumcision clinics started to grow up and fill the gap, at much more
reasonable prices. However, parents having their baby boys circumcised in a private
clinic, generally did not have their newborn’s medical records to hand.
Consequently, the baby left hospital with his medical records stating that he hadn’t
been circumcised. So it appeared that fewer parents were having their baby boys circumcised.
They were just having them circumcised in some place other than the hospital they
were born in. Just as many were being circumcised. In fact the numbers still continue
Another case where the statistics can be misleading is where a survey is taken. Take
California for example. There are large numbers of Mexican immigrants in the State,
both legal and illegal. Many of these people are very poor and simply can’t afford
to have their children circumcised. For similar reasons most of the parents themselves
are not circumcised. Yet other immigrants are Chinese or Vietnamese who traditionally
don’t circumcise their children.
So in any survey in this sort of area, it would appear that the circumcision rate
has dropped from the national average of about 90%, to a figure of about 60%. The
anti-circumcision movement point to this 60% figure and say that less and less parents
are having their children circumcised. This simply isn’t true. Sometimes they will
extrapolate this figure to cover the entire country, which is utter nonsense.
Because they now feel American, most second generation immigrants end up going with
the American way and have their offspring circumcised. After all, circumcision is
the norm, virtually all baby boys are done, so there is considerable social pressure
for their children to be normal. So, a large influx of people who are not circumcised
is only a short one generation blip, and does not constitute an overall reduction
in circumcision rates. The fact is the rate is still on the increase, not in decline
as they would have you believe.
Fortunately, despite decades of doing their damndest, they have failed to persuade
sensible American parents from doing what is best for their children, having them
circumcised. Had they succeeded, it would have caused all those children so much
unnecessary suffering. The anti-circumcision movement only has the support of about
1% of the population, so does not in any way constitute mainstream opinion.
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