And why your wife, Cain, is making this such a huge issue just boggles me because circumcision is NOT part of mormon doctrine, and is not required in any way. It's just a freaky vestige of victorianism. If you wanted your daughter circumcised, she would raise all kinds of holy hell about it and all of society would rightly back her up and stop you from abusing the child.
It's not even that. Almost no American men were circumcised before WWII. The U.S. military brought in a bunch of "experts" to routinize and bureaucratize inscription with checklists for new recruits, and they began to routinely circumcise men going into the military. It became a cultural "given" that men *should* be circumcised. The shift was so powerful that, combined with post-war cultural conformism (arguably the strongest it's ever been in American history), an entire generation of American men had their sons circumcised. There had been a small but growing pro-circumcision movement in the medical community (panopticon and discipline of bodies through knowledge...Foucault was right about a few things!) before WWII; WWII lent it legitimacy and a means to spread through the culture. [There had also been a small group of "purity" doctors who believed that circumcision would curb sexual "deviance" such as nocturnal emissions and masturbation (that's where the victorianism comes in, for sure).]
The easiest way to see that male circumcision is purely culture is to step out of your own culture for 10 seconds and stand back and look at the breadth of human societies through time. I have never seen a single, rational argument for widespread circumcision anywhere, ever. I have seen rational arguments for individual cases where a man probably should be circumcised, but those cases are rare medical anomalies.
And clearly billions of human males have lived happy, normal, healthy lives with the foreskins in tact for the nearly all of human history until a couple of cultures decided it would be cool to lob them off for no other reason than tribal identification (and probably high-cost signaling). The whole hygiene argument just pisses me off. That's like saying, "I might get an infection on my finger at some point in my life if I cut it and don't clean it, so I should just chop it off." Whatever. Health problems related to foreskins are rare and when they occur they are just like any other health problem.
The majority of American parents now choose not to circumcise (i.e., mutilate unnecessarily) their children.
P.S. I think it's funny that this comes up about once a year on FLAK. I wonder why Mormons seem especially attached to the notion that men should be circumcised.