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New Circumcision Recommendations

Possible Policy Change Regarding Circumcision

Should the government help decide if your son is circumcised? Ten years after the American Association of Pediatrics issued a policy statement suggesting that circumcision of newborn boys is not necessary if they are taught proper hygiene, the Centers for Disease Control is considering making the procedure routine in an effort to prevent the spread of HIV.

After studying the effectiveness of circumcision in reducing the spread of HIV in Africa, US officials are looking into changing their recommendations by the end of the year. The biggest obstacle in their decision is that "there is little to no evidence that circumcision protects men who have sex with men from infection."

lilsugar readers have talked about their views on circumcision, but would a new CDC recommendation and a reversal of the AAP policy change your mind?

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