Circumcision Benefits

Making the Best Choice

Benefits of the Circumcision Procedure

The American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Circumcision stated in 2012 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 also endorsed this statement.