As a Jewish woman who opposes circumcision, it's true that families who say yes to circumcision will have support from the Jewish community. But what happens to those who decide to keep their sons "intact" (i.e., not to circumcise them)?
Hippies were some of the first to want to keep their sons "natural" by not circumcising them at birth. In the last couple of decades, this idea of challenging accepted wisdom has gained considerable traction.
In recent weeks, a controversial Jewish circumcision practice gained the national spotlight after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that New York infants contracted genital herpes following ritual circumcision.