Infant Circumcision – How Parents can Make a Decision on Their Own

Most infant circumcisions are performed shortly after the birth of a boy. Circumcision Brisbane procedures usually done at birth or at the age of four weeks, are now considered as newborn circumcises. The procedure is less likely to cause complications in children who have had it done before the age of four weeks. It is also recommended for male babies, as it can help prevent certain types of life-threatening diseases.

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There are two main areas of infant circumcision, which should be included in a parent’s decision making scale. These are the benefits as well as the risks. Parents should consider these when considering whether to have their children undergo the procedure. They are also told to seek counseling before going through with it. There are many centers that offer infant circumcision, but those that specialize in it are the best.


The incubation period begins 6 days after the baby is born. During this time, the infant can’t make any health decisions. Parents should discuss the issue with their pediatrician before deciding to circumcise their child.


The American Academy of Pediatrics conducted a study that compared circumcised boys with non-circulated boys. It found no difference in the incidence of complications or infections. However, some doctors believe that the results may have been underrepresented as there are many doctors who may not have submitted their patients for circumcision. Google Scholars, a medical association, has created an interesting online poll to help parents make informed decisions about infant circumcision.


The poll questions were “Do you support or oppose infant circumcision based on the fact that it creates a psychological divide between parents and babies?” and “On the one hand, doctors are saying that the surgery provides protection against uncomplicated diseases, but on the other hand, some people are saying that it causes problems like post-traumatic stress disorder.” In the end, Google Scholar came out with the results which clearly shows that there are strong opinions both for and against infant circumcision. Only 3% of respondents said they were for the surgery and the rest were against. The doctors who conducted the research preferred the latter position because they believed that many of these children could have been avoided if this method was used.


How would parents be able make informed consent decisions? Forcing parents to take their kids to a surgeon against their will seems to be a very undesirable situation and even a violation of their right to privacy. But this is exactly what is happening nowadays. Some parents are not willing to take the risk of infant circumcision. They travel to countries where the procedure is more socially acceptable.


But is it really a choice that they should make? One thing we should not forget is that the most important reason why parents should have their kids circumcised is the prevention of infection caused by unhygienic conditions. This can only happen through foreskin enlargement using natural penis-enlargement methods. Furthermore, the circumcised penis will provide better sensitivity during sexual intercourse and will not come off easily as a result of friction.


And so, we come to the final phase of this article, the enacted decision tool. The original question is still valid in this phase. Are parents allowed to decide for themselves whether their children will undergo circumcision? This phase is a clear indication that the consensus seems to be in the affirmative.