Circumcision was once considered routine procedure for most newborn males in the United States, but as with most routine procedures, parents are beginning to question if circumcision is really necessary for their babies. Mothers often agonize about this decision, feeling, “I’m going to great lengths to bring my baby into the world as gently as possible. Circumcision just doesn’t seem to fit the scene.” Fathers often feel, “I want my son to have a maintenance-free penis.” The following are the most common questions we are asked about circumcision. The answers are intended to help you make an informed choice.
- Being Uncircumcised: Will He Feel Different?
- Caring for Circumcision
- Cleaning a Circumcised Penis
- Does circumcision prevent disease?
- How a Circumcision is Performed
- How Do We Care for Foreskin if Left Intact?
- Is a Circumcision Painful?
- Is a Circumcision Safe?
- Medical Reason for Circumcision
- Should You Get Brothers Circumcised?
- To Use Anesthesia During Circumcisions or Not?
- What Happens if We Leave Baby’s Foreskin Intact?