Medical Q&As

Circumcision - routine in Ireland?

We are US citizens moving to Dublin this summer. Our son is adopted from Russia and is not circumcised. My husband is circumcised. We want him to be similar to the culture he will grow up in. As a general cultural practice, are boys circumcised in Ireland?

Circumcision is not a routine procedure in Ireland. Members of the Jewish and Muslim religions undergo circumcision for religious and cultural reasons but in the remainder of the population the procedure is only preformed on the basis of medical need. The majority of Irish males are not circumcised.