Or it could have just been the parents decision, depends on the persons beliefs moral or religious.
Latino men don't cause its irrelevant in their culture. Those who said circumcision has benefits it also carries risk.
I am 16 and circumcised and upset like hell about it, so when you are telling people about the risks try to involve a bit of human decency and rights into it would you? Who gave you the power to cause PERMANENT damage to your son? Did he give you permission? You see there might be benefits but also risks and trust me I hate it, get depressed about it and hopefully will go kill myself somewhere cause of my dumb parents. How about allowing your kid to have a say and choose if he wants those benefits and risks cause its not your decision to make, it's his.
It's true that hygiene is a factor, so does that mean that women should get their labia removed for "cleanliness"? Unless medically necessary due to phymosis or religious beliefs, leave the prepuce alone. It's meant to be in place to protect the glans. When cut many nerve endings are removed and the glans develops a much thicker skin reducing pleasure during sex. It's big business for doctors and rates of STD's in the US where the majority are cut men is the highest in the world.
Not always true. I am of Mexican decent and my father, myself and all of my sons are circumcised. Although most Mexicans in our area are not, I have believed strongly in this. It is not religious just felt that this was right for our sons.
Some men in Asian countries are circumcised. Here in the Philippines, it's part of our tradition and is considered a rite of passage. Boys who have not undergone the ritual are labelled supót and face ridicule from their peers. Most boys get circumcise during puberty (10-14 years). I myself undergone the traditional circumcision wherein the traditional circumciser would tell the patient to chew guava leaves and then simply cut off the foreskin of the boy with a sharp knife (no anesthesia!). It is then wash off in the cold waters of a nearby river and to apply the masticated guava leaves as a poultice on the wound.