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Newborn Circumcision: Be Informed

Newborn circumcisions are primarily elective and should be performed as safely, humanely, and correctly as possible. Parents deserve the best information to make the correct decision for their child. Here we provide useful information not easily found elsewhere, as we strive towards safer and better circumcisions for those who choose the procedure.

Newborn circumcisions are different from those performed on older children and adults. Careful consideration should be given to newborn procedures. We neither encourage nor discourage circumcisions, but rather seek to provide information for parents and care providers who are faced with the decisions, techniques, and care of infants undergoing circumcision.

We discuss the correct techniques of newborn circumcision, safety and care procedures, and possible outcomes. Helpful resources and links are also provided to help parents be more informed.

We are not providing medical advice; if you need advice, please consult your child’s physician or care provider regarding personal concerns, risks, outcomes, or other advice.