Just regarding the previous post about circumcising being banned. Some people mentioned hygeine aside, there is the religious aspect. What about religions that promote female circumcision? We view this as barbaric, yet some forms of Islam promote it, as well as some Etheopian jews, and various African tribes still practice.
Just playing devil's advocate, why is one religion's ceremonies viewed as more horrific then others when both are circumcisions, just different sexes? If you say it is because one is less invasive and painful than the other I understand. However some doctors are doing sterile FGM (female genital mutilation - let's call it what it is), there is even a new procedure that is basically the same as male cir, it's where they take off the clitoral hood and that appeases the family but doesn't have the lifelong repercussions of the traditional FGM.
I am against both circumcisions and DH is not circumcised (he's from Norway and doesn't know of any Norweigan's that do it). When I mentioned it to my MIL (when we didn't know if we were having a girl or boy) she thought it sounded crazy.