After reviewing the evidence, the American Academy of Pediatrics last year revised its policy on circumcision.
The pediatricians’ group now takes the position that the health benefits of newborn male circumcision outweigh the risks.
But the statement it released last year stopped short of recommending circumcision for all males, leaving it to the parents to weigh the risks and benefits.
Dr. Robert Wiskind, a leading Atlanta pediatrician, discusses the health benefits of the procedure in a new Doctor’s Corner column.
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