Why are we even having this discussion ? Do you have earlobes cut off because your ears MAY get infected ? You remove a very large amount of skin and nerve endings when getting this procedure done. To find out more simply type in Circumcision into your web browser and read the effects of this surgery paying special attention to the botched ones ! Read about the infant who got wound infection and ended up having all the skin removed from the pubic area, his scrotum and part way down his thighs, then tell me you will have your sons ‘snipped’. Read about the Dr who decided it would be quicker and easier to use a diathermy device on a newborn infant and had it set way too high. He cauterised the entire penis off then convinced the parents it would be best to ’ change him into a girl !’ FFS !! How deranged is that ? If it ain’t broke DON’T fix it ! You do not have ANY unnecessary parts. Everything we have we need, including that other little dude, your appendix ! This operation is becoming less popular in the US due to successful court action by some men who sought compensation from doctors who perform this procedure, thereby sending insurance premiums through the roof. Are you aware over 300 male infants die every year in the US from botched circumcisions ? How do the doctors explain that to the parents ? Patrick.