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About 2 out of 3 boys in the U.S. are circumcised. The decision is usually based on your family’s religious beliefs or cultural norms. It almost never is a medical decision, although circumcision can slightly lower the chances of urinary tract infections in boys and STDs in men.

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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