Abstract Title:

Routine circumcision of the newborn infant: a reappraisal.

Abstract Source:

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1978 Jan 15;130(2):125-9. PMID: 413435

Abstract Author(s):

D A Grimes


Prompted by the continuing controversy over routine circumcision of the newborn infant, this review of the limited available literature suggests that the operation may facilitate hygiene of the penis and perhaps decrease the risk of carcinoma of the penis. On the the other hand, the operation frequently features illogical bases for patient selection, neglect of the requirement to obtain informed consent, an inappropriate operator, a needlessly radical technique, disregard for pain, dubious objectives, and unknown cost-effectiveness. Long-term prospective studies are needed to evaluate routine circumcision of the newborn infant. However, until the benefits of the procedure can be proved worth the risk and cost, medical resources should probably be allocated to health measures of demonstrated value.

Study Type : Human Study
Additional Links
Anti Therapeutic Actions : Circumcision : CK(73) : AC(0)

Print Options

Key Research Topics

Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2022 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.