Why Are Latino Men Uncircumcised?

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Anonymous answered
In latino culture circumcision is not a thing to do, most latinos are catholic, which do not recommend or encourage circumcision. Its is a american thing or jewish thing to do. Even the latinos born in the united states are left uncircumcised. There is nothing wrong with being natural and intact, I prefer it that way anyways.
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Anonymous commented
I have to disagree. Talking about religion, Catholic practice circumsizing the men, why? It was mentioned in the bible. Some country do prefer to have their babies circumsized. It is a practice of cleancliness.
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John Nawrocki answered
Probably because their parents had better sense than let some butcher slice off their foreskin.
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John Nawrocki commented
Sorry about poor, but that is how I feel. You'd probably think so too if you heard a baby scream while being mutilated.
mike carlsen
mike carlsen commented
I agree with you.
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Anonymous answered
Not Being circumcised ...pays dividends down the road..so, if you want your son to have nice complements from females..in bed...don't do it...In the U.S maybe latino's do it because they do it here in this country..but is not a procedure practiced regularly in our home country...  For some reason..that foreskin..makes the arousal on females during intercourse more pleasurable...take my word...and my experience....
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Because circumcision is a religious thing ..it comes from Jewish and Islamic ways and it has been pushed on people here in the US..Most Latinos don't follow the Jewish or Islamic faith so therefore do not circumcise ..even in other parts of the world like europe circumcision is not practiced..it has been shown to be an unnecessary risk to the baby.
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See above for reasons why the rate is lower. However, actually, according to a study I read based on data from the U.S. National Health & Social Life Survey of 1993, 54% of the U.S. Born Latino men WERE circumcised. In my own limited experience, it's pretty widespread in at least the U.S., for Latina/o parents to have their son's "cut". I think it's important not to over generalize...
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Anonymous answered
It could be a religious thing, en.wikipedia.org
Or it could have just been the parents decision, depends on the persons beliefs moral or religious.
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The World Health Organization has PROVEN that circumcised men have a LOWER chance of contracting AIDS. Circumcision is not only cleaner, but safer for women. The World Health Organization also says that women who have circumcised partners have a lower chance of getting HPV/cervical cancer.
Furthermore, tts hard enough to get little boys to wash their hands. Forget about getting them to clean under their foreskin. Smegma (the medical word for dick cheese) develops. Get your kids circumcised
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mike carlsen answered
I would say it's probably more a cultural rather than medical reason, though the word is getting out to more and more people that circumcision is a very unnecessary procedure in modern times. Back in the bronze age with limited bathing and clean water circumcision was a good idea but it's practicality has long since passed.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sean Buendia answered

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 supĆ³t 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.

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You really can't put everyone in one statement, I'm latino and born in America and I was circumcised. Everyone is different and thinks different in the latin countries they most likely not circumcise but its different in America

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