Originally Posted by Rain Boy
Judging from some things I have read on the web, it seems that in some hospitals, they are sneaky about it and don't discuss it. They put a consent form in a stack of papers parents are signing, or they come down and more or less take the infant away to do it, as if it is just a normal part of their day.
I can see why you would be pissed off about that, it's not a good system. Overall I think it should not be done automatically to boys. OTOH, I am uncircumcised and think foreskin has its pros and also downsides, so having one does not mean you attain penis nirvana
The hospital can't do it without the parent's consent. They just don't do it otherwise they can get themselves in serious trouble.
Either way there's nothing anyone can do if you're cut and there are so much more things you should worry about. At the end of the day it's just a piece of skin.