Circumcision: To Snip Or Not To Snip?

To snip or not to snip is the question for many parents with newborn boys. In the US, circumcision rates are down--from 90% in the 1960's to 65% today--and Blacks and Hispanics often have the lowest rates of the procedure. ESSENCE.com spoke with four moms to find out which side of this hotly contested debate they stand on. Find out what they had to say. Read More: Commentary: Hiding Herpes From Your LoverDC is First City to Distribute Female Condoms Commentary: Action is Better Than Apathy Here's what you had to say: Restoring Tally commented: I was circumcised shortly after I was born. I do not like it. Thanks to the Internet, many young men are learning about the harm of circumcision and wish that their parents had left their sex organ alone. Sure Did wrote: [Circumcision] was a choice my husband and I made because my husband was circumcised and it for us it was the normal thing to do. I do know grown men who ended up getting circumcised in their 30s because of hygiene issues and they wished their mothers had it done when they were babies.

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