Who discovered that circumcision should be done?

Circumcision predates Judaism.
Circumcision predates recorded history.
Circumcision originated in east Africa.

Circumcision SHOULD NOT be done.

I feel one should not be allowed to cut parts off of someone's body without their informed consent, be it the mother or the father irrelevant of their intentions. It is an irreversible process. How will the child view your decision when he grows up? See this video: http://video.yahoo.com/video/play?vid=13...
By forcing the procedure onto him, you are denying him his human rights of bodily integrity.

It's perpetuated by culture, just as FGM in other areas and the majority of people who force it on their children do not know the true facts.

It should be the choice of the victim as to whether or not they want to undergo the procedure. There are many men who try to undo the damage done to them every year: http://www.norm.org/
It is wrong to force an irreversible process onto them that they may not undergo as a adult if they still had the choice.

No medical institution in the world actually recommends the practice.
Let's have a look at medical associations in the developed world. The British Medical Association, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Canadian Paediatric Society, American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, Australian College of Paediatrics and Australasian Association of Paediatric Surgeons. Every one of them recommends AGAINST performing the procedure. Their positions on the procedure can be found here: http://www.circumcision.org/position.htm...

Here is a video of the operation. Watch it if you want to learn more. Please do watch it.
Or this video:
It is not just a little snip here and there. Watch the above video of a circumcision in progress.

The foreskin keeps the glans soft and moist and protects it from trauma and injury. Without this protection, the glans becomes dry, calloused, and desensitized from exposure and chafing.
Specialized nerve endings in the foreskin enhance sexual pleasure.
The foreskin may have functions not yet recognized or understood.
[ http://www.nocirc.org/publish/pamphlet7. ]

"The glans of the circumcised penis is less sensitive to fine touch than the glans of the uncircumcised penis. The transitional region from the external to the internal prepuce is the most sensitive region of the uncircumcised penis and more sensitive than the most sensitive region of the circumcised penis. Circumcision ablates the most sensitive parts of the penis." Circumcision cuts off the five most sensitive points from the penis [Touch test sensitivity experiment, British Journal of Urology 2007, copy of report: http://www.nocirc.org/touch-test/bju_668... ].

The foreskin reduces the force required by the penis to enter the vagina while circumcision contributes to vaginal dryness. [ http://www.circumcision.org/studies.htm... , http://www.cirp.org/library/sex_function... ]
The foreskin also increases the sexual enjoyment of the female partner. [ http://www.cirp.org/library/anatomy/ohar... ]

Performing circumcision on a child can and does result in the deaths of children due to blood loss and/or failure of the immune system.
Approximately 230 American males die every year because of circumcision. [ http://www.sexuallymutilatedchild.org/de... , http://www.cirp.org/library/death/... ] This is a meaningless and very sad loss of life.

It can and does result in very significant scaring.
It can and does result in sexual problems later in life.

Circumcised males have a much higher rate of sexual dysfunction and premature ejaculation. [ http://www.cirp.org/library/sex_function... ]

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) "there is little evidence to affirm the association between circumcision status and optimal penile hygiene." [ http://www.circumcision.org/aap.htm... ]

Hygiene and prevention of disease are among the commonest reasons cited for performing male circumcision. This directory contains references that examine the validity of these claims in detail: http://www.cirp.org/library/disease/...

Circumcision does not make you less prone to STD's, cancer, giving females cancer or anything else. Read the literature library I have referenced. It includes information from National Health Administrations like the American Cancer Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Actually God commanded to Abraham that circumcision be done, to symbolize the covenant that He was establishing with Abraham's descendants who would later become the nation of Israel.

Genesis 17:9-11

9 And God said to Abraham: “As for you, you shall keep My covenant, you and your descendants after you throughout their generations.

10 This is My covenant which you shall keep, between Me and you and your descendants after you: Every male child among you shall be circumcised;

11 and you shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskins, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between Me and you.
God told Abraham. It is what the Hebrew males were to do as a covenant between them and God for all generations to come.
It should not be done! There is no real reason to mutilate baby boys against their will. 85% of the males on earth are not circumcised and they will get along just fine for their entire lives, and they will be able to fully enjoy sex with all the pleasure a man is supposed to feel with his mate.

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