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How is circumcision done?

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If your son is circumcised within a few days of birth, it’s usually done by a doctor. They’ll numb the area so that your baby won’t feel any pain. If you wait until a few weeks after delivery, usually a specialist called a urologist will circumcise your baby and give him drugs to sleep through the procedure.

In some religious groups, a doctor or a specially-trained person performs the circumcision.

From: The Circumcision Decision WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE:  "Circumcision statement," American Academy of Pediatrics. Pediatrics 103(3); March 1999.

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on June 25, 2019

SOURCE:  "Circumcision statement," American Academy of Pediatrics. Pediatrics 103(3); March 1999.

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on June 25, 2019

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