From the NHS Policy on Circumcision 2013: Circumcision is considered a low priority treatment and will only be provided for a small number of therapeutic reasons.
From the Royal Australasian College of Physicans Policy Statement 2010 : “After reviewing the currently available evidence, the RACP believes that the frequency of diseases modifiable by circumcision, the level of protection offered by circumcision and the complication rates of circumcision do not warrant routine infant circumcision in Australia and New Zealand.” This has been a consistant policy statement since 1973.
The British Medical Association statement:
“Unnecessarily invasive procedures should not be used where alternative, less invasive techniques, are equally efficient and available. It is important that doctors keep up to date and ensure that any decisions to undertake an invasive procedure are based on the best available evidence. Therefore, to circumcise for therapeutic reasons where medical research has shown other techniques to be at least as effective and less invasive would be unethical and inappropriate. “Male circumcision in cases where there is a clear clinical need is not normally controversial. Nevertheless, normal anatomical and physiological characteristics of the infant foreskin have in the past been misinterpreted as being abnormal. The British Association of Paediatric Surgeons advises that there is rarely a clinical indication for circumcision. [Go to reference 5] Doctors should be aware of this and reassure parents accordingly.”
Canadian Paediatric Society 1996- CPS recommends that “Circumcision of newborns should not be routinely (i.e.,in the absence of medical indication) performed.”
Finland, Norway, Netherlands, South Africa, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Bulgaria, Ireland, and German all have similar policies.
It is also encouraging to read that some countries are pursuing legal changes to ban circumcision (Australia, Canada, UK) for non-medical reasons due to it being a human rights violation.
There is also a lot of psychological research being conducted (Australia, Demark, UK) around men feeling violated by their parents choice to circumcise.
But of course American thinking is the only right thinking. The rest of the free thinking world must be wrong. And the US still continues to wonder why people from other countries shake their heads at them.