Influences for Circumcision
Other factors that may influence parent’s decision to choose baby circumcision may include:
- concerns about hygiene
- individual preference
- social factors (such as wanting their son to look the same as his father, brothers or peers.
If any of those factors are important to you, they deserve serious consideration.
You should also consider both the benefits and risks of baby circumcision. Knowing and understanding the risks involved and the potential health benefits can help you make an informed decision. Before you make a decision as to whether or not to have your son circumcised, you should read as much as possible about circumcision and talk to other parents about the decision they chose and why. Also, it’s very important to talk to your baby’s doctor about the pros and cons. You should talk to his doctor about the procedure itself and discuss what pain control measures are used at the place where the baby circumcision would be done. All parents of newborn boys should be given accurate and unbiased information and offered the opportunity to discuss their decision with their baby’s doctor, to help them make an informed choice.