If your baby is a boy, you'll need to determine if he'll have a circumcision procedure. Knowing the latest health information can help you make an informed choice. The procedure involves surgically removing the foreskin of the penis to expose the tip. But it also comes with potential side effects—the most common of which are bleeding and infection. In a task force report , the American Academy of Pediatrics AAP determined that the medical benefits of circumcision outweigh the risks. Ideally, you should decide about circumcision before your child is born , so you'll have time to find a practitioner you trust and consider whether you want to be in the room when it takes place.
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The Circumcision Procedure: What To Expect When Baby Gets Circumcised
At 20, Siphelele Zweni was ridiculed in his village. But early in the last century, the traditional ways were lost in some areas as local rulers stopped circumcisions. Swayed by the peer pressure, Zweni would have had his operation earlier but for the lack of traditional surgeons, who had disappeared during those long years of no circumcisions. Medical research has shown that circumcision sharply reduces the spread of HIV and other diseases.
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