11 Important Decisions to Make During Pregnancy
7 of 12
Should My Baby Boy Be Circumcised?
Choosing whether to circumcise your male baby is a not-so-fun decision. Circumcision, the surgical removal of the foreskin that covers the tip of the penis, has various pros and cons. The American Academy of Pediatrics doesn't go as far as recommending the procedure for all newborn boys, but their latest policy statement (August 2012) acknowledges that the health benefits of circumcision outweigh the risks of the procedure. Learn more about the pros and cons of circumcision.