It's not impossible at all. I was cathertised very quickly and easily in an American hospital once. You simply roll the foreskin back; takes all of two seconds. Older men come in with infections because of poor hygeine? So what about older women? Should we circumcise girls at birth in order to make your job more convenient?
Maybe more effort should be spent on preventative health-care and education, rather than the ignorant and commercial way the US treats its patients. You live in one of the most unhealthy cultures on the planet and then you blame nature for your problems.
An older man should not have phimosis. This is a relatively easily treated condition and should be addressed in youth. Unfortunately many (if not most) doctors in the USA have no idea how to treat phimosis without circumcision, because there is a large deficiency of knowledge about penile anatomy and treatment in circumcising countries such as the USA.
Let us not forget that older men (and women) have been around for thousands of years, just like the operation we call circumcision. Why hasn't this procedure ever been advocated for health reasons prior to 20th century USA?
I just have zero problem with my dick at present
That you know of... of course, since you don't know what it's like to be the way nature made you, really, you simply don't know.
Foreskin is part of the penis which is, like the eyes, an acute sensory organ; the penis for feeling and the eyes for seeing. Like the eyes the penis has a natural protective covering to help preserve moisture and sensitivity, amongst other functions. To remove the foreskin is akin to removing the eyelids. One man circumcised as an adult compared the difference between intact sex and circumcised sex to the difference between colour television and black-and-white television.
There are a lot more than "one or two" men on this planet who wish they had never been circumcised. The internet is full of the lamentations of such individuals which number in the thousands. There are even organisations such as NORM for men trying to restore their foreskins. Not only have you not taken a poll but you don't seem to have done any research on the matter whatsoever.
The issue of vaccinations is also a controversial one. I would be very hessitant to give children vaccinations. There is a large body of evidence contesting the validity of the theory on which vaccination is based. It is well known that many of the ingredients in common vaccinations are toxic, such as mercury as a preservative. Virus strains can be harvested in diseased animals or even cancerous tumors.
I am suspect about much of conventional allopathic modern western medicine for good reasons. But let us assume that there are situations where properly prepared vaccines have value, I would still never give them to a new-born child because their immune system is too young. And even if I was forced to do this to a baby or child, the point is that you are not amputating healthy functional tissue. You are introducing a serum into the body. Just as you might administer medicine orally or rectally, you are injecting it into the muscle. There is no loss of tissue. Circumcision is an amptuation, a permanent amputation of valuable healthy functional erogenous tissue.
The foreskin of an infant helps to Guard Against Infection. It is a specialised opening that allows urine to exit the penis but does not allow anything to enter. Cutting it off not only removes this natural protection but also actually *exposes* the penis to infection by cutting it open and leaving a wound (which must then heal in a dirty diaper). This is madness.
Where do you draw the line on doing things to infants without their consent? Simple: at amputating natural healthy body-parts. You wouldn't do this to your daughter for precisely this reason, and yet things seem to change when your son's genitals are concerned. Why the double-standard? Surely what's good for the goose is good for the gander?
Parents should be taught by doctors and nurses that the original penis is a natural penis and a normal penis, and if it is a healthy penis then nothing needs to be done to it, absolutely nothing.
I don't really understand what you mean by "common sense" in this regard. I would have assumed common sense to dictate that if its illegal for girls then it should be illegal for boys. I think common sense would say that foreskin on either gender is not a birth-defect, that babies are born complete and perfect. I think common sense would be that removing healthy functional erogenous genital tissue will have a negative impact on sexuality. I think common sense would suggest if it ain't broke don't fix it!
Common sense tells me that this is a surgery he can choose to have at any age so why foist it upon him before he can decide for himself? Common sense would conclude that since most of the world's male population is intact and doing just fine that this is an unnecessary procedure. Common sense would say it's his body, is penis, his rights. But there's a problem with common sense which you have just demonstrated: it ain't that common!
And here we are back at the old 'gym class locker room' argument. My gosh. First of all, the rate of circumcision in the USA is dropping and intact penises are becoming more and more common. By the time today's toddlers are in highschool it will probably be about 50/50. But even if this were not the case that is no reason to go depriving boys of their natural God-given right to intact genitalia for the sake of 'fitting in'.
This is a decision made out of fear to conform in a country that was based on the noble ideas of individual freedom and personal liberty! Teach your son to be happy and comfortable with himself and you will go alot further to addressing any potential bullying (which can occur for ANY reason, not just circumcision status) than by changing what he is.
There are many intact american boys who, whether they experienced any teasing or not, are happy with their foreskins. One shining example is Jamie Stroud who's circumcision video can be seen on youtube, and whose story shows that being confident and comfortable in your own skin (so to speak) is what matters. He was teased for being intact but he responded with information and education, even demonstrating how it all works. Eventually the teasing stopped and boys even confided in him their regret at having been circumcised.
And by the way if you want to know what they do in Europe and other countries just google it! You will quickly discover that an intact penis, just like an intact vulva, is very common in other countries. Most men in the world are intact and the majority of circumcised men are Muslim.