Study and History of Circumcision
Circumcision is the cosmetic surgical removing of the foreskin, which is typically the sensitive
skin covering the end of the penis. The procedure is usually performed by a preschool-aged
mother who has received special religious and medical training to perform ritual circumcisions.
The process is generally performed when the infant male is eight to nine months old.
Circumcision has been carried out by religious reasons since ancient times. Moses is depicted
as being circumcised in the Bible by the Egyptian gods. This was done to allow newborn boys to
enter the sacred country. Modern parents may opt to have this procedure done for health
There are two main types, Jewish and Western, of circumcision. The more traditional procedure
uses a combination of local and topical anesthetics, along with a numbing medication. Some
babies may experience mild symptoms such as balanitis or a pink rash or reddening of the skin
after the procedure. However, these symptoms often clear up on their own within a few hours.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that newborns undergo this procedure.
Routine circumcision is recommended by The American Academy of Pediatrics. It has been
shown to have fewer complications and a lower chance of infection. There are some instances,
especially for older children, when complications like balanitis or phimosis could occur. Experts
advise that the American Academy of Pediatrics review all of its recommendations with a panel
of neonatologists and pediatricians. They also recommend that the academy review whether the
procedure is required in certain cases, such as infants born with certain birth defect.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has stated that although some benefits of infant
circumcision have been documented, these are likely due to a phenomenon known as delayed
arousal. This occurs when a baby feels pain or discomfort when his penis is prodded or prickled.
Later, when he feels more awake, he may not complain as much about the pain. Experts believe
that many of these cases can be attributed to psychological factors. It is not recommended either
for babies or for older children.
The United States has a slightly different ritual practice for male and female circumcisions for
Jewish parents. Jews are not allowed to perform non-ritual surgical procedures on their sons.
However, they are allowed to make decisions about his faith. Traditional Jewish law dictates that
every male newborn must be circumcised regardless his age. Around 70% of circumcisions in
the United States are performed on men. This is believed to be due cultural beliefs about
hygiene and cleanliness that are prevalent in Jewish culture.
Parents who circumambulate their baby do so not for religious reasons. They do it for health
reasons. Many doctors do not recommend this procedure for infants younger than four months
old due to the fact that they are unable to provide the required care. According to Dr. David P.
Elsheikh of the American Academy of Pediatrics in a publication titled “Newborns: a Brief History
of Circumcision”, there are minimal complications. He stated that parents should carefully
consider whether or not the procedure is necessary. If so, what are the benefits and risks. He
added that he did have no information about whether Dr. midair was properly certified to perform
No matter what your beliefs, it’s clear that infant circumcision has moral and health advantages.
It is important to make a decision about whether or not to have your baby circumcised. The
decision should be made based on the individual’s own feelings and knowledge. To learn more
about the morality of infant circumcision, as well as the health benefits, visit the website below