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My friend is having a baby. Should the baby be circumcised or left natural?

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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

This should be discussed by the mom and the babies father and the babies doctor. There are strong feelings on both sides of the issue.
Millions of babies are left natural and few have problems. Millions of men (particularly in the usa) are circumcised and most (99.99%) have no problem, but there are rare complications . Have the mom talk to the baby doctor.

In brief: Depends

This should be discussed by the mom and the babies father and the babies doctor. There are strong feelings on both sides of the issue.
Millions of babies are left natural and few have problems. Millions of men (particularly in the usa) are circumcised and most (99.99%) have no problem, but there are rare complications . Have the mom talk to the baby doctor.
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
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Dr. Addagada Rao
Yes , also other school of thought ,other than religious reasons, no need to do circumcision, it is not totally risk free
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Controversy

Assuming that you do not have reigious issues at play here, it is one of playing odds and of averting long term issues.
The majority of males in the us are circumsized and boys like to look alike. There is a higher incidence of certain illnesses in uncircumsized such as aids and penile cancer. The risk is small. There are powerful advocates on either side of this issue; parents have to choose.

In brief: Controversy

Assuming that you do not have reigious issues at play here, it is one of playing odds and of averting long term issues.
The majority of males in the us are circumsized and boys like to look alike. There is a higher incidence of certain illnesses in uncircumsized such as aids and penile cancer. The risk is small. There are powerful advocates on either side of this issue; parents have to choose.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Parents to be should

Decide. There are arguments for and against.
Unless father to be has been circumcised present pendulum has swung against routine neonatal circumcision. There is no cogent medical reason to be circumcised in n.America or europe. My advice is for parents-to-be to decide, go with the wishes of the parent with the strongest opinion either yea or nay.

In brief: Parents to be should

Decide. There are arguments for and against.
Unless father to be has been circumcised present pendulum has swung against routine neonatal circumcision. There is no cogent medical reason to be circumcised in n.America or europe. My advice is for parents-to-be to decide, go with the wishes of the parent with the strongest opinion either yea or nay.
Dr. George Klauber
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