An informed decision
However you weigh the evidence for and against the procedure, circumcision remains a highly personal issue that parents should discuss with their pediatrician.
“My bias is that if I had a son, I would not circumcise him,” Brandt says. “It’s medically unnecessary, and there are some risks associated with it. However, there’s nothing wrong with it — in our society right now, it’s acceptable. It’s a cosmetic procedure, like ear piercing.”