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Circumcision is the removal of the foreskin, which is the skin that covers the tip of the penis. In the United States, it is often done before a new baby leaves the hospital. There are medical benefits and risks to circumcision. Possible benefits include a lower risk of urinary tract infections, penile cancer and sexually transmitted diseases. The risks include pain and a low risk of bleeding or infection.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) found that the medical benefits of circumcision outweigh the risks. They recommend that parents make this decision in consultation with their pediatrician. Parents need to decide what is best for their sons, based on their religious, cultural and personal preferences.

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  1. Circumcision (National Library of Medicine)  
    Circumcision is the removal of the foreskin, which is the skin that covers the tip of the ... hospital. There are medical benefits and risks to circumcision. Possible benefits include a lower risk of urinary ...
  2. Sexual Problems in Women (National Library of Medicine)  
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  3. Circumcision (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... doctor and consider some of the issues. About Circumcision Boys are born with a hood of skin, ... back over the head of the penis. The Circumcision Decision After reviewing multiple studies on circumcision, the ...
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  5. Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin of the penis . ... cream. There are several ways to perform a circumcision. Most commonly, the foreskin is pushed from the ...
  6. Circumcision (American Academy of Family Physicians)  
    MENU Return to Web version Circumcision How do I decide about circumcision? Deciding whether to have your newborn son circumcised may be difficult. You will need to ...
  7. Circumcision Care (InteliHealth) (Harvard Medical School)  
    ... Child Through The Infant Year 29010 Infant Care Circumcision Care Circumcision Care htmCircumcisionCare Find out how to take care of your baby after he's had a circumcision. 334663 InteliHealth 2011-05-29 t InteliHealth Medical ...
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  9. ClinicalTrials.gov: Circumcision From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
  10. Circumcision (Male) (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
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