It's Worth the Snip

The American Academy of Pediatrics has said that the health benefits of circumcision outweigh the risks


(CNN) — Scientific evidence shows that the health benefits of circumcising baby boys outweigh the risks, America's top pediatrics group said Monday.

But the "benefits are not great enough to recommend routine circumcision," the American Academy of Pediatrics said in a policy statement, and the decision to circumcise should be up to the parents in consultation with the child's doctor.