Benefits of Male Circumcision
Risks of Male Circumcision
There is currently inadequate evidence to recommend routine circumcision of all infants in Australia. As a result, the choice whether to circumcise or not is personal. Each individual/family is free to make their own informed decision based on research, beliefs, and discussions with a health care provider. Below is an excerpt from the Academy of Pediatrics' Circumcision Policy Statement issued in September 2012 that might help families make an informed decision:
Evaluation of current evidence indicates that the health benefits of newborn male circumcision outweigh the risks and that the procedure’s benefits justify access to this procedure for families who choose it. Specific benefits identified included prevention of urinary tract infections, penile cancer, and transmission of some sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has endorsed this statement.
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