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Do you think circumcision is necessary to a new born baby?

16 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology
7 doctors agree

In brief: No

Circumcision is completely optional.
Some studies show circumcision lowers the rate of HIV transmission but these are all done in high risk populations. No medical organization recommends routine circumcision.

In brief: No

Circumcision is completely optional.
Some studies show circumcision lowers the rate of HIV transmission but these are all done in high risk populations. No medical organization recommends routine circumcision.
Dr. Jesse Mills
Dr. Jesse Mills
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Again,the Data

Analysis of all the available research data by the american academy of pediatrics demostrated a benefit of doing it versus the detriment of the risk.
The benefit was described as "small", but this does mean there is an advantage to performing it than the risk of not.

In brief: Again,the Data

Analysis of all the available research data by the american academy of pediatrics demostrated a benefit of doing it versus the detriment of the risk.
The benefit was described as "small", but this does mean there is an advantage to performing it than the risk of not.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Newborn circumcision is purely elective unless you are jewish or muslim. Although immediately after birth is best time to be circumcised if it is ever required.

In brief: No

Newborn circumcision is purely elective unless you are jewish or muslim. Although immediately after birth is best time to be circumcised if it is ever required.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

I like to compare the "medical necessity" of circumcision to that of, for example, doing a surgery to take out your appendix as an infant just so you never have the "risk" of having appendicitis (it wouldn't make any sense).
If circumcision follows religious belief, or even family tradition i think it is ok to do it... But not necessary. I don't oppose it, but want pts to realize it is a choice.

In brief: No

I like to compare the "medical necessity" of circumcision to that of, for example, doing a surgery to take out your appendix as an infant just so you never have the "risk" of having appendicitis (it wouldn't make any sense).
If circumcision follows religious belief, or even family tradition i think it is ok to do it... But not necessary. I don't oppose it, but want pts to realize it is a choice.
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Necessary? NO!

Circumcision is rarely medically indicated.
It is often medically contraindicated. There is a littany of pro's and con's for doing circumcision. Most boys are circumcised for religeous or cultural reasons along with "societal" reasons. You should do much research, talk about it alot and then decide what you will do to or for your baby. Remeber, your baby has not choice if you decide. Be wise.

In brief: Necessary? NO!

Circumcision is rarely medically indicated.
It is often medically contraindicated. There is a littany of pro's and con's for doing circumcision. Most boys are circumcised for religeous or cultural reasons along with "societal" reasons. You should do much research, talk about it alot and then decide what you will do to or for your baby. Remeber, your baby has not choice if you decide. Be wise.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. James Lin
Urology

In brief: Debating ...

The debate on necessity to circumcise a newborn has been going on for decades with a back-and-forth change and evolution on its merits among various organizations.
So, talk with Doc about such so you may make a reasonable - not best - decision for your precious male baby. Best wish ...

In brief: Debating ...

The debate on necessity to circumcise a newborn has been going on for decades with a back-and-forth change and evolution on its merits among various organizations.
So, talk with Doc about such so you may make a reasonable - not best - decision for your precious male baby. Best wish ...
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin
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