by Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins
Episode #75: Benefits,Risks and ethical considerations of Newborn Male Circumcision
I have received quite a few requests to talk about newborn male circumcision on the podcast, so in this episode I'm walking through what circumcision is, the benefits and risks of the procedure, and the reasons why some families might decide to have this elective procedure performed on their babies.
Newborn male circumcision has been the norm in the United States for a while, but is on the decline. There are a lot of opinions about circumcision out there, so this can sometimes be a controversial topic.
In this episode, you'll learn about different tools and techniques for circumcision, which medical providers perform circumcisions, and the circumstances in which your provider may recommend against circumcision for your newborn son. There are also some ethical questions you may want to consider before choosing to have your baby circumcised, so I talk about those too. And I share a little bit about how my own thinking around this procedure has changed over time.
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Pregnancy, birth, newborn, male, circumcision, ethics