The World-WIde trend of male circumcision









<Map; courtesy of Hugh Young>



As we all know very well, and as documented by the above map, circumcision practice in the world is not universal. In fact, those who practice circumcision are far out-numbered by those who don't. It can be estimated that about 20% of world male population are circumcised, the majority of whom are Moslems. The non-Moslems who practice wide-spread circumcision can be classified: Americans, some ancient tribes, South Koreans and Filipinos.

South Koreans!? Why? Well... more later...