Circumcision started in 1945, the year of Korean independence and American Military Trusteeship. In our studies, out of >5000 interviewees, only 2 were circumcised prior to 1945.



Bulletin board

World-wide Trend

Far-East Trend

South Korean boys'...

Another classroom

An intact boy...

Circumcision age

Older men

Exact Trend?

Circumcision age


Circumcision started when?

Circumcision rate






 If you look at this picture, each "dot" represents actual people of a particular age group who got circumcised at the specific calender year.

Note that prior to 1945, there are hardly anybody who got circumcised. In our interview group, more than half were born prior to the year 1945. So South Korean circumcision started at around 1945!!