[PDF] Circumcision policy statement

American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatrics
Publication date:
31 August 2012


Task Force on Circumcision (2012) Circumcision policy statement. Pediatrics 130: 585-586.

Male circumcision is a common procedure, generally performed during the newborn period in the United States. In 2007, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) formed a multidisciplinary task force of AAP members and other stakeholders to evaluate the recent evidence on male circumcision and to update the Academy’s 1999 recommendations in this area. Evaluation of current evidence indicates that the health benefits of newborn male circumcision outweigh the risks and that the procedure’s benefits justify access to it for families who choose it.