AAP to release new policy on circumcision

I just received notice that this Monday the American Academy of Pediatrics will be releasing a new policy on infant circumcision. A tough choice for any parent, circumcision is a controversial topic that demands careful thought and consideration.

If you have a good idea of your plans, you will be in the best position to make your informed decision once your child is born. My reading and research all leads me to believe that circumcision is best left to personal decision-making; there are benefits and drawbacks to the procedure. Here are a few links to articles regarding circumcision and to the updated policy statements. The AAP links may not yet be accessible, as the policy statements have not yet been released.

From Health Day News – which suggests that the AAP’s policy statement will likely favor circumcision

Link to the AAP Policy on Circumcision – Available on 12:01 a.m. on 8/27/12

Link to the AAP Technical Report on Circumcision Available 12:01 a.m. on 8/27/12

Kellymom’s Resource Page on Circumcision (tons of useful articles)