To circumcise or not – a mother’s dilemma

The mother of a newborn boy describes how they struggled to make a decision about circumcising their son. She and her husband looked for convincing arguments and significant benefits, but did not find definitive advice from health professionals or the AAP. Polling friends and searching the internet, they discovered some interesting reasons (one of them bizarre) to choose circumcision, and also reasons not to. Ultimately, they decided that either decision was OK.

The circumcision wars. Shawnee Barton, 2013