There are both benefits and risks to newborn circumcision. The decision whether to have a baby circumcised is often based on the personal preference of the parents.
Some older boys and men need circumcision to treat problems with the foreskin of the penis or for swelling of the tip of the penis.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||John Pope, MD - Pediatrics|
|Last Revised||November 1, 2012|
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