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Circumcision, Consent, informed, Neonate, male



  1. Kaufman, Melissa W. MAJ, PhD, CETN
  2. Clark, Joseph Y. LTC, MD
  3. Castro, Candice L. COL, MD, FACS


Neonatal circumcision is a frequently performed elective surgical procedure, and is one of the oldest known surgical procedures. Neonatal circumcision may be performed for medical, cultural, or religious reasons. This article provides current information from the literature regarding the risks, benefits, and concerns about neonatal circumcision.