NewsThursday 19th August 2010
Despite a massive campaign by the circumcision lobby, recent figures from CDC (Centers for Disease Control) show parents in the United States rejecting forced circumcision as a routine procedure for their sons with the rate almost halving since 2006.
The New York Times has described a precipitous drop in circumcision, to just 32.5 percent in 2009 from 56 percent in 2006..
And popular womens magazine Cosmopolitan declares, Part of the reason why: it causes a whole hell of a lot of pain to newborn baby boys.
Cosmopolitan says that part of the reason why the US circumcision rate has dropped so far is that it causes a whole hell of a lot of pain to newborn baby boys
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