Is Male Circumcision Harmful?

Resources used to support "no"

Circumcision has been established as a common practice among many cultures for several centuries. Among the reasons parents give to justify a child's circumcision is due to religious affiliation, traditional practices, hygiene, etc. Infant circumcision in the United States began primarily for social reasons and as an attempt to prevent or cure masturbation, among other medical diseases. Reardless of its origin, however, the decision to circumcise or not to circumcise should be left to the parents. This practice has been supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the medical community, but only after weighing its benefits against potential complications.



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