Benefits of circumcision outweigh pain, risks

December 3, 2014 12:43 AM

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Medical evidence supports having the procedure done, the CDC said, citing benefits such as less risk of HIV, STDs, penile cancer and infections

NEW YORK U.S. health officials released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision Tuesday, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done, despite opposition from advocates who decry the pain, bleeding and risk of infections to newborns.

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