Neonatal circumcision

Peter Lee, Michael J. Rieder, John M. Goldenring, Ronald J. Kallen, David Scott Trochtenberg, Michael R. Soper, Edgar J. Schoen, Ronald L. Poland

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Abstract

To the Editor: The Sounding Board articles by Schoen1 and Poland2 (May 3 issue) are impressive summaries of the medical evidence for and against routine neonatal circumcision. It appears that the risks of circumcision are minimal, whereas the benefits seem to be potentially greater, but this is not yet clear. Nevertheless, it seems apparent that preferences concerning circumcision are cultural or social, with health issues being only one factor. Poland is therefore on target when he suggests that the ultimate decision of parents concerning neonatal circumcision (“a procedure to be performed at the discretion of the parents”) “may hinge on.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1204-1207
Number of pages4
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume323
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 25 1990

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    Lee, P., Rieder, M. J., Goldenring, J. M., Kallen, R. J., Trochtenberg, D. S., Soper, M. R., Schoen, E. J., & Poland, R. L. (1990). Neonatal circumcision. New England Journal of Medicine, 323(17), 1204-1207. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199010253231711