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Is circumcision necessary?

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Circumcision for medical or health reasons is an unsettled debate. The American Academy of Pediatrics says newborn boys may benefit from the surgery, but not so much that it recommends that all babies get it. Circumcision may be recommended in older boys and men to treat phimosis (the inability to retract the foreskin) or to treat an infection of the penis.

Talk to your pediatrician about the benefits and risks of circumcision. Other factors, such as your culture, religion, and personal preference, also may play a role in your decision.

From: Circumcision Basics WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Pediatrics. 

The American Urological Association.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 13, 2018

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Pediatrics. 

The American Urological Association.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 13, 2018

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