Academy sitting on the fence over circumcision?

Lawyers, paediatricians and ethicists have questioned the AAP for suggesting the health benefits conferred by circumcision outweigh the risk and complications, yet apparently the benefits are not sufficiently compelling to recommend the procedure be adone routinely.

The US has both the highest rate of circumcision and the highest rates of HIV and STIs in the industrialised world, “so a claim that the first can prevent the other two seems highly implausible”, they wrote in a journal commentary.

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