A 46-year-old member asked:

What do you think about male infant circumcision?

4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Well: My mom always said that if i cannot say anything nice, don't say anything at all. For some, however, they are done as part of a culture or religion.
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
OK if father circ'd: Then no explanations necessary as to why father and son are different if only one is circ'd. Circumcision is always best performed, with least morbidity in infancy. Howeever there is no real meical indication for circumcision and thus is primarily a personal, family or social decision. Either way both decisions, whether to circumcise or not to circumcise are correct & neither is wrong.
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Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Prevention: Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin, a small flap of skin that covers the tip of the penis, generally performed in the days after birth. Examination of scientific studies between 1995 and now shows links between circumcision and decreased risks for urinary tract infections, some kinds of cancer, hpv, hiv, and other sexually transmitted diseases. There is a preventative effect.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
So he looks lk daddy: Personal choice is the main issue behind circumcision today. Most of my parents who chose to or not to do so because daddy went thru the procedure. Frequency varies over the world. 30% france/australia 10% britain (not covered on nhi plan)~80% us with regional variation. The only boys i see with uti's are not, but that is uncommon. There is some data suggesting less risk of std's.
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A member asked:

How long does it for male circumcision to heal in a toddler and in an infant?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Month vs wk or so: A circumcision done around the time of birth is usually well healed by the 2 wk visit & usually requires only local anesthesia. In a toddler they usually require a general anesthesia, a different method and 4 to 6 weeks for healing.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
What's wrong with perfoming circumcision procedure on an infant after 6weeks?
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Wrong ?: The simple methods used in the newborn & first weeks can be done under local anesthesia & rarely have bleeding issues. The older infant become... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Please tell me the infant circumcision rate in the united states in 2012/13 and is it trending upwards or downwards?
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Variable: This varies with the part of the country, ethnic and religious practices and insurance coverage.Since it is not covered by medicaid in about 17 states... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Should infant circumcision be banned? Does it have any adverse health effects?
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Why ??: It has been practiced as a religious ritual for thousands of years. The proof is out there for those who choose to look at it. For those who scoff at ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked about a male:
Is it true that if the infant is over ten pounds the they can not do an in office circumcision for a urologist? Or does it depend on the doc?
Dr. Natalie Geary
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Circumcisions: Usually circumcisions take place in the hospital after delivery. If the baby is already home then the circumcision ail be done by a urologist. The wei... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Why does infant circumcision with mogen clamp leave more inner foreskin than other methods? Also does scar halfway down penis mean aggressive circ?
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes ; possibly yes: Mogen clamp leaves more inner foreskin because technique requires pulling freed foreskin over glans penis ; applying clamp beyond tip f glans thus av... Read More
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