[PDF] Canadian Urological Association guideline on the care of the normal foreskin and neonatal circumcision in Canadian infants (full version)

Source:
Canadian Urological Association
Publisher:
Canadian Urological Association
Publication date:
01 December 2017

Abstract

Circumcision is the oldest planned operative procedure in the history of the human civilization, but there continues to be a lack of consensus and strong opposing views on whether universal neonatal circumcision should be adopted as a public health measure. The recent American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guideline on male circumcision (MC) reversed its prior stand, stating that the “health benefits of newborn male circumcision outweigh the risks,” and justify access to the procedure if the parents so choose.1 This recommendation was primarily based on the impressive results from African trials demonstrating the protective effect of MC against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).