snoman wrote:This is something I've often wondered about. Do you/ do your friends have parents who come from non-circumcising countries and what influenced their decision to circumcise or not?
I think back to my childhood in Australia where it felt as though i was the only uncut kid in my whole school. Of course that wasn't the case - all but 2 of the greek boys were uncut - but in my peer group I was the lone foreskin.
Yet, I had friends whose parents came from Ireland, from Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Italy..and they were all circumcised.
I often wondered what their parents attitudes must have been. If they allowed themselves to be convinced by the doctors, went along with the doctors happily or just didn't know.
I don't know anyone with foreign parents, I think. But, I do know a woman from Ireland who moved to America a few years ago, and then she met a guy who she had a kid with. He's American, so he convinced her to circumcise their son. She was indifferent, but he was adamant.