After a comprehensive review of the scientific evidence, the American Academy of Pediatrics found the health benefits of newborn male circumcision outweigh the risks, but the benefits are not great enough to recommend universal newborn circumcision. The AAP policy statement published Monday, August 27, says the final decision should still be left to parents to make in the context of their religious, ethical and cultural beliefs.
Links to more information are below.
AAP Policy Statement on Circumcision
AAP Technical Report on Circumcision
AAP news release: “New Evidence Points to Greater Benefits of Infant Circumcision, But Final Say Is Still Up to Parents, Says AAP”
AAP News article: “Health benefits linked to newborn circumcision” (log-in required)
Speaking points on circumcision for AAP members (log-in required)
• Should the Baby be Circumcised?
• Where We Stand: Circumcision