Circumcision: Yes or No?

December 13, 2014 Swedish Blogger

On December 2, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a draft of its proposed recommendation that doctors should counsel all males (including parents of all male children) on the benefits and risks of circumcision.  This comes after a policy statement was published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in 2012, stating that the benefits of infant circumcision outweigh the risks. 

The federal regulation has sparked a national debate, which I thought would be a good time to remind families about the pros and cons of the procedure.  In this video, I explain the controversy over male circumcision and details regarding the AAP’s statement. 

I urge all parents, especially those of boys, to watch.  The CDC's draft recommendations are open for public comment for 45 days, and you may want to weigh in!

Previous Article
Seattle rain? You can still play inside!

In the last few years, I’ve taken note of various national campaigns encouraging improved health and wellne...

Next Article
Support siblings when a child is in the hospital

Anytime a child is admitted to the hospital, it’s a scary and stressful experience for the entire family, i...