(03-27-2016, 10:53 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:(03-27-2016, 10:22 PM)Jim Rat Wrote:(03-27-2016, 10:17 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:(03-27-2016, 10:04 PM)Jim Rat Wrote:(03-27-2016, 08:00 AM)AC Wrote: Circumcision has never been mandatory in any US state.
The CDC, in the last year, simply parroted the AAP's line on circumcision. The AAP is basically the US trade association of pediatricians.
The overwhelming consensus in western medicine, is that not only is routine infant circumcision unnecessary, it's actually constitutes harm.
Medical Organization Official Policy Statements
Circumcision was mandatory in the State of West Virginia, at least.
That is not correct, although I will quadruple check that claim and get back to you. I cannot say that I am 100% correct, but I'll check and see.
It is quite interesting that you mention that, because West Virginia currently has the highest RIC(Routine Infant Circumcision) rate in the US, at around 85-86%.
It was 86%, as of six years ago, it might be at 85% by now, because the national, consistent downward trend in RIC has been impacting West Virginias numbers in the present day, only proportionately less than other state RIC rates.
If it's not correct, my parents have some 'splainin' to do
It's possible that your parents were lied to. It's happened many times. It happens frequently (docs and nurses in hospitals, lying in some capacity about 'circumcision').
It really is a crap-shoot in 2015, in terms of whether you will retain your entire penis and the most important factor/demographic of all is WHERE you will be born a boy in the US.
If a boy's parents are 'on the fence' so to speak about whether or not they will cut their baby boy and are awaiting a physician's advice, statistically speaking, that boy has almost 8 times more of a chance of leaving the hospital with his whole penis, than he would in a hospital in West Virginia.
I meant to state that ia boy in a Washington State hospital would have almost an 8 times better chance of retaining his whole penis when he left the hospital, than a baby boy would in West Virginia.
Washington State RIC rate is approx. 11%
West Virginia RIC rate is approx. 785-86%