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Is radical circumcision still recommended nowadays?

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Dr. David Sherer
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
No: Circumcision today id totally optional and in line with religious of other cultural beliefs. Opinions vary.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Radical ????: Your question yields your bias. Circumcision in infancy is simple, well tolerated under a local anesthetic & heals in less than a week with few if any complications. Urinary tract infections in male infants are almost limited to (95%) uncircumcised males. Rates around the world range from 10% britain, 30% australia & france , >80% us. They reflect parent choice.

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