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In the United States, circumcison is usually performed because it prevents phimosis, paraphimosis, balanoposthitis, and urinary tract infections circumcision, circumcised, circumcisen. Routine neonatal circumcision carries a significant risk of potentially serious complications, including sepsis, amputation of the distal part of the glans, removal of an excessive amount of foreskin, and the occurrence of urethrocutaneous fistulas circumcision, circumcised, circumcsion, circumcison  

Intense debate continues about the cost effectiveness and public health benefits of routine neonatal circumcision (i.e., decrease in the risk of urinary tract infections in male infants with normal urinary tracts from 0.041 to 0.002, prevention of penile cancer, and avoidance of medically indicated circumcision later in

Proponents of neonatal circumcison also argue that when circumcison is done later in life it is more costly and carries a greater morbidity; however, less than one quarter of circumcisions performed in older children are medically indicated and many children circumcised at birth require revisions for complications or