Newborn Circumcision: Everything You Need to Know

Congratulations! You’re having a baby!

As first-time parents, in the excitement of planning for an addition to your family you probably didn’t think about circumcision. Until, that is, you found out you were having a baby boy.

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Now you want to learn all you can about circumcision, the pros and cons, so you can make the best decision for your baby. We’re here to give you the facts you need to help you decide – facts not easily found elsewhere. Our mission is to make the procedure safer and better for those who choose to have their baby circumcised.

Male circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin, a layer of skin covering the head of the penis. Newborn circumcisions are primarily elective, and should be carried out as safely, humanely, and correctly as possible.

What should you consider?

  • There are several correct techniques for newborn circumcision.
  • What about safety and care during and after the procedure?
  • What is the best outcome?
  • We include lots of helpful links for further research.

Circumcision is a personal decision, and may be based on health, religious, cultural, or other traditions. We neither encourage nor discourage circumcision. We are simply presenting comprehensive information for parents and care providers faced with the decisions, choice of techniques, and care of infants undergoing circumcision.

Once you have all the facts, you can feel confident about this decision you must make for your baby!

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