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When and why do non jewish americans start to circumcise their infants?
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
4 doctors agree
In brief: General MacArthur
Many uncircumised us troops stationed in asia during 2nd world war developed penile infections which interfered with their soldiering.
Thus general maca ruled that any troops heeding for asia had to be circumcised. Troops were indoctrinated that circumcision is healthier and cleaner. Certainly true if men are wading thru unclean rivers and can not bathe. These men wanted their sons circd etc.Etc.

In brief: General MacArthur
Many uncircumised us troops stationed in asia during 2nd world war developed penile infections which interfered with their soldiering.
Thus general maca ruled that any troops heeding for asia had to be circumcised. Troops were indoctrinated that circumcision is healthier and cleaner. Certainly true if men are wading thru unclean rivers and can not bathe. These men wanted their sons circd etc.Etc.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Subir Mitra
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Don't know
This is purely by parental choice.
I do not try to sway parents one way or another. Circumcision in the office can be done by your OB or pediatrician in the first 2-3 weeks of life.

In brief: Don't know
This is purely by parental choice.
I do not try to sway parents one way or another. Circumcision in the office can be done by your OB or pediatrician in the first 2-3 weeks of life.
Dr. Subir Mitra
Dr. Subir Mitra
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Dr. Michael Blum
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Newborn
Most circumcisions are performed in the hospital before a child is discharged.
There is evidence that a circumcision will decrease the chances of infection in the first year of life. The reduction of adult infection and also some forms of cancer are other reasons.

In brief: Newborn
Most circumcisions are performed in the hospital before a child is discharged.
There is evidence that a circumcision will decrease the chances of infection in the first year of life. The reduction of adult infection and also some forms of cancer are other reasons.
Dr. Michael Blum
Dr. Michael Blum
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