My husband is British (thus uncircumcised) and we first started
dating when I lived in Britain about 11 years ago. At the time, he
was very reluctant to have sex and I couldn't figure out what was wrong.
After a year he finally 'fessed up that he had a problem with his
foreskin being too tight and that sex was very painful for him. After
much embarrassment, he finally went to a doctor about it and a few
months later was checked into a hospital and circumcised under anesthetic
(sp?). He went through months of excrutiating pain at the time. He
also learned from friends and his own father that several of them had
experienced some medical problems as children and young adults and
as a result had to go through the same extremely painful procedure
at some time in their lives.
As a result, he would rather have his son circumcised at birth than
possibly suffer the same pain he did later on in life.
And as all of this transpired in Britain, I find it rather difficult
to believe that they would consider banning circumcision. If they are,
they are crazy because they must be aware how many British men end
up drawing on the NHS as adults for a procedure that could have been
performed at much less cost and suffering when they were infants.
Such subjective feelings develop very frequently, -- why circumcise
or nothing? why these routine questions and answers? surely it would
be sensible to check kids and if they need treatment then this can