If you've been surfing the net to find information on the topic of male circumcision you have probably come across many anti circumcision web pages and very few that tell the other side of the story.

You probably wondered why so much negative information is written about this topic even though the vast majority of North American males are circumcised and very happy and grateful for it, and that most parents request this procedure for their newborn sons.

So, why is there so much anti-circ info on the net? Well, the answer is quite simple! Many people find it hard to believe but there are actual anti circumcision groups and organizations that have formed over the past twenty five years. They write books, appear on talk shows, protest outside of doctor's offices and medical establishments, spend countless hours writing letters to politicians, newspapers, magazines and medical groups. So it's no big surprise that these people have also saturated the Internet with their own, many times, fanatical points of view containing much misinformation regarding medical, sexual and psychological aspects of circumcision.

Over the past ten years there have been a number of studies showing advantages to this procedure which, of course, created frustrations among anti-circumcision groups and individuals. Now, more than ever, they are trying to turn the world against this procedure, and any doctor or lay person who don't share their point of view.

Very few doctors or medical establishments recommend infant circumcision on a routine basis, but at the same time they recognize there are benefits and avantages as well as disadvantages and risks. Therefore the decision to circumcise or not should be left to the parents.

Both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Pediatric Society realize this and have come to similar conclusions:

AAP Statement, March 1, 1999.
"Existing scientific evidence demonstrates potential medical benefits of newborn male circumcision; however, these data are not sufficient to recommend routine neonatal circumcision. In the case of circumcision, in which there are potential benefits and risks, yet the procedure is not essential to the child's current well-being, parents should determine what is in the best interest of the child.

To make an informed choice, parents of all male infants should be given accurate and unbiased information and be provided the opportunity to discuss this decision.

It is legitimate for parents to take into account cultural, religious, and ethnic traditions, in addition to the medical factors, when making this decision.

Analgesia is safe and effective in reducing the procedural pain associated with circumcision; therefore, if a decision for circumcision is made, procedural analgesia should be provided. If circumcision is performed in the newborn period, it should only be done on infants who are stable and healthy".

American Academy Of Pediatrics, Information For Parents.

Canadian Pediatric Society, March 16, 1996
"The overall evidence of the benefits and harms of circumcision is so evenly balanced that it does not support recommending circumcision as a routine procedure for newborns."
"When parents are making a decision about circumcision, they should be advised of the present state of medical knowledge about its benefits and harms.Their decision may ultimately be based on personal, religious or cultural factors."

Canadian Medical Association Journal, March 15, 1996; 154 (6)

After you read the majority of anti-circumcision literature on the Internet and read the information from this site I hope you will be able to make a more educated decision.


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