CIRCUMCISION: The Current Debate

One of the most common questions I am asked by parents adopting a baby boy is "Does my baby need to be circumcised?"

The answer is not easy and evokes a lot of emotion. Last year in San Francisco, there was a proposal to place on the November election ballot a ban on circumcision of males under 18 years of...

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Circumcision: To Snip or Not to Snip?

Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin of the penis. It is part of religious custom for Jews and many Muslims, for reasons that have been lost to history. The popularity of circumcision in other groups of men has waxed and waned depending on prevailing notions of health, cleanliness and parental preference. For example, the percentage of US men...

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