I do not know about circumcision rates in the German-speaking part of Switzerland, but my grandson, of British/German parents, had a protective circumcision done in Zurich at 3 moths. His mother and I thought this was the right option. All it took was a phone call to the pediatrician in the hospital where he was born. There was no questioning or debate, just "Sure. When do you want to bring him in". It was expertly done, removing as much foreskin as was safe, using a Plastibell clamp. Cost £150. It would not be that easy in UK.
Brief (and by no means complete) description of circumcision standards and situation in Switzerland. As you might guess, English is not my first language. Nevertheless I hope my writing be understandable and reasonable.
Basically, routine circumcision is unknown here. This seems quite astonishing, as Swiss show an extreme affection towards putting everything to the safe side and reliability: Every precaution that can be taken normally will be: Insurance, social security, almost every medical precaution one can think of are on high levels; even trains, buses and tramways depart on the minute, and everyone is annoyed if it is 2 minutes late. There is some form of fearing the unknown, not regulated, or inexperienced.
Obviously, American studies showing the preventive character of circumcision lack importance to Swiss medical people, otherwise, it would be standard. However, there are few cases of circumcision: For religious or medical reasons. Jewish and Moslem communities stick to their customs here as everywhere.
Checkups during school (compulsive every 3 years) include a test on phimosis and thus reveal any medical reason that needs attention. I recently read an article in a newspaper quoting the circ rate to be at approx. 2% overall male population. Following my own observations, this number seems to be appropriate.
Unlike in the U.S., circed boys and males make the exception here. However, for these ones there is no big deal about it: I do not remember any teasing or hassles in school towards my cut colleagues, and I do know families with one boy circed and the other not. The subject is never ever mentioned at all.
The whole circ subject obviously is considered to be of no importance, because Switzerland is accustomed to the uncirced penis, and knows to handle it by any means.....
As you might recall, I'm from Switzerland and I am UNcut. As a matter of fact, Circumcision is not very common here (except for religious or medical reasons).
My older brother was circumcised, as he was born in a hospital where, at that time, baby boys were cut right away. But this practice did not last for more than about two or three years.
As you can see, my cock was always different from the one of my older brother, but it didn't bother neither me nor him. But that's maybe why I knew about circ from the very beginning. My first interest in the matter realy only started when I was 10. A boy in my school had finally no other choice than to be cut because of his phimosis. As he was one of my best friends, I knew about it before he was humiliated, that is, one day before he had to go to hospital (and the day before the long summer holiday), his mother came to school with him, stripped him in front of the whole class (and it was certainly not a single sex class either!), showed and explaned us exactly what was going to happen to him and why. I couldn't believe he let her do it. I certainly would not have let my mother do this. On the very first day after the summer holiday, he came to school again with his mother, who was very delighted to show us the result.
Then, about ten years later, my younger brother had to admit, that he had to have his done as well, because his first attempt to have sex with a girl was a very painful unsuccessful experience. He was 17 at that point. He felt sad of loosing the, what he was convinced, nicer look of his cock, but he realy wanted to fuck his girlfriend. He was two days at the hospital and out of business for about three weeks, but the was quite happy with the result.
By the way, circs in Switzerland are done under full anesthesia, but do not require an overnight stay at the hospital. Most people who get it done still stay overnight, because cost is paid by the health insurance anyway, but it is not mandatory any more. I don't know what practice is used, but the circ is usually fairly tight with the frenulum cut away. For about a year after my second brother had his cut, I thought about getting mine done as well, but I never made it there.
Living also in Switzerland, I can confirm that routine circumcision is not popular here. I am a naturist and as such, I would say that among the male naturists in Europe, about 50% of them are circumcised.
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