Circumcision is one of today's most controversial parenting topics. For some families, religious or traditional reasons make circumcision an obvious choice, but for others, it can be a tough decision. Unfortunately, it's nearly impossible to have an educated discussion about this procedure, because of all the different, heated opinions on the subject. But without neutral, bias-free information for parents outlining circumcision pros and cons, how can any of us make an informed choice about whether or not to circumcise our babies?
In that spirit, here are some facts about the procedure, as well as information about the risks and benefits of circumcision, according to physicians and medical organizations.