For further information about the benefits of circumcision, go to the website of one of foremost and well known medical researchers Prof. Brian Morris circinfo.net.
Circumcision and Religion
Those who oppose circumcision often argue that circumcision is "barbaric" or a "violation of human rights". Opposition to circumcision can be a part of an opposition to religion in general and those religions that practice circumcision in particular, i.e. may be ant-Semitic or anti-Islamic. Since circumcision rates are high in the USA opposition may be based on anti-American sentiment. In the Bible we read
God's Covenant with Abraham
And when Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him,
I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect... my covenant is with thee,
and thou shalt be a father of many nations. Neither shall thy name any more be called
Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee...
and I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their
generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after
thee. And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art
a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.
This is my covenant, which you shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised... he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed. He that is born in in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must need be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.
Recent medical evidence has provided convincing and clear support of this ancient teaching.