I recently received this question from a reader through Twitter. I thought this would be a great subject that will hopefully inspire you to share your opinion, readers:
Dear Dr. Meg: What’s your opinion on circumcision?
As a pediatrician. I advocate circumcision for infant boys. Here’s why. Some studies show that circumcision reduces the risk of urinary tract infections, perhaps meningitis and it lowers the risk of penile cancer. There are other reasons that circumcision can help boys and this is more of a social issue. Most boys in the US are circumcised and as they move into junior high and high school, they shower together. Some boys feel strongly about wanting to fit in and therefore like being circumcised.