Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Male Circumcision: What Would Newborns Say?

W. Gifford Jones, M.D.


Why are so many male circumcisions still performed when we all agree that female circumcision is a barbarous act?

Now, the American Academy of Pediatrics says the benefits of male circumcision outweigh the risks. But, if newborns had a say in the matter, they would use the following reasons to shout a big “no” to this mutilating procedure, unless religious or cultural reasons require it.

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