US circumcision rate by age/area ....

Discussion in 'The Healthy Penis' started by matelalique, Sep 19, 2011.

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How has circumcision rate in the US changed through the years?

Poll closed May 11, 2013.
  1. I'm under 18 and shouldn't be here.

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  2. I'm 18 and cut

    4 vote(s)
    3.9%
  3. I'm 18 and whole

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. I'm 19 and cut

    3 vote(s)
    2.9%
  5. I'm 19 and whole

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. I'm 20 and cut

    6 vote(s)
    5.9%
  7. I'm 20 and whole

    3 vote(s)
    2.9%
  8. I'm 21 and cut

    2 vote(s)
    2.0%
  9. I'm 21 and whole

    2 vote(s)
    2.0%
  10. I'm 22 and cut

    4 vote(s)
    3.9%
  11. I'm 22 and whole

    5 vote(s)
    4.9%
  12. I'm 23 and cut

    4 vote(s)
    3.9%
  13. I'm 23 and whole

    3 vote(s)
    2.9%
  14. I'm 24 and cut

    3 vote(s)
    2.9%
  15. I'm 24 and whole

    4 vote(s)
    3.9%
  16. I'm 25 and cut

    3 vote(s)
    2.9%
  17. I'm 25 and whole

    2 vote(s)
    2.0%
  18. I'm 26 and cut

    4 vote(s)
    3.9%
  19. I'm 26 and whole

    3 vote(s)
    2.9%
  20. I'm 27 and cut

    2 vote(s)
    2.0%
  21. I'm 27 and whole

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  22. I'm 28 and cut

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  23. I'm 28 and whole

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  24. I'm 29 and cut

    4 vote(s)
    3.9%
  25. I'm 29 and whole

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  26. I'm 30 and cut

    3 vote(s)
    2.9%
  27. I'm 30 and whole

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  28. I'm 30-40 and cut

    17 vote(s)
    16.7%
  29. I"m 30-40 and whole

    10 vote(s)
    9.8%
  30. I think this is a stupid discussion.

    5 vote(s)
    4.9%
  1. matelalique

    matelalique Active Member

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    A friend of mine claims a huge drop off in circumcision rate around 1985 based on his experience. I'll do the survey US-wide, but say where you are from, in case we get enough responses - and if we do, I'll post regional numbers too.
     
  2. D_Miranda_Wrights

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    There are publicly published statistics on this. Yes, it did start dropping off around 1985 and has continued since.

    Is the "cut"/"whole" thing necessary? I'm against infant circumcision mostly to avoid making people feel bad about their bodies. Actively trying to disparage them seems totally messed up to me.
     
  3. matelalique

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    young native, I totally agree about people feeling badly about their bodies. I grew up in South Africa when we were about 70/30 in one city and 50/50 in another, and I relate to the "weird looking guy in the locker room". My dad is cut (and English), and I was made fun of in the locker room (uncut in a majority cut environment). ... as were the cut guys when they were in the minority.

    I post this to see the statistics. Cut dads need to learn to love their uncut boys and teach them to peel and wash (when they are old enough - like about 8). And based on my experience, there are going to be a lot of those cut dads with uncut sons. And based on my experience with uncut boys in their 20s, they have never had a discussion about foreskin with their dads, because their dads didn't have one.

    So this poll isn't about loving cut or uncut, it's about trends in the US, allowing predictions about cut/uncut rate. There are plenty of other threads about the ethics and medics of circumcision. This one is purely about the numbers, and I hope it remains so.

    Europeans - butt out - we know you are uncut, and we don't need you to insert your biases. And if you've read this far, I"m a European, so go and fuck yourselves.

    Matthew
     
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    There are people over 40 on this board who don't think this is a stupid discussion, but asking men with/interested in big penises is not a way to get the rate in the general population. (What if men's interest in big penises in/decreases with age?)

    And refining it down to the year will need a hell of a lot of responses to get anything statistical. (Leaving the poll open for 8 months but asking age instead of year of birth introduces another inaccuracy.)

    I agree with Young Native that terminology should be neutral.
     
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    Good grief the usual circumcision fanatics all present and accounted for. We are cleared for take-off. :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm in complete agreement with Snozzle here. I don't understand why the poll is so focused on guys in their 20s when most of the membership is older than that.
     
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    I'm 22 born in 88 and I'm not circumcised. Neither is my older brother born in 87 and my younger brother born in 89. How ever my two younger brothers (20, 18) were born in the 90's and they're the only cut ones in my family. Even my dad was uncut.
     
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    Well over the age groups available in this poll and uncut.
     
  9. Snozzle

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    Another substance-free post from Sargon.
     
  10. D_CountdeGrandePinja

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    How about using the word - natural - instead of uncut. Is this not the natural way males come into this part of our existance?
     
  11. matelalique

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    Since I (a) created a terribly flawed poll, and (b) provoked a controversial issue, a (c) duplicated an existing poll, I thought I would shut this one down, and refer you all to http://www.lpsg.org/266561-biased-terminology-uncut-whole-uncircumcised.html which deals with the terminology which is a central criticism of the debate. (and as a statistician, I'm appalled that I asked for ages instead of years of birth, and hang my head in shame - I'm not embarrassed about lots of years, since I can group and get stats. And about the 20centric nature - it was about the question. I know that if I see a US born cock older than 30 that it is going to be circumcised and I don't care whether it is 4 or 7%. That is not an interesting question, and that is why I didn't ask it in this poll. If someone wants to do a poll for guys 60+, do your own poll.

    My poll sought to find from this site a significant drop in circumcisions in the mid-80s in the US (actually I was hoping to find a result that showed that in 198x you can see that this was when the boys stopped being cut), and my poll has failed dismally. There are no meaningful results from the poll at all.

    I might talk to manhunt about it - which has its own statistical issues.

    Good night - and let me know if you have plans for questions ....
     
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    60
    Cut
    San Diego, CA
     
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