The American Academy of Pediatrics has left a decision regarding getting an infant circumcised routinely on parents, a recent report finds. Since criticisms by many have left it helpless to make the new guidelines worldwide recommendable, these are only meant for Americans.
The suggestions as per the findings published recently in the journal Pediatrics are being made on the basis of a review of some 1, 000 scientific articles. The reason is the evidence that the procedure helps in reducing the possibilities of the occurrence of urinary tract infections.
It is being said that not only children are able to fight penile cancer with the help of circumcision. But, they also become powerful enough to defeat the arrival of any kind of sexually transmitted diseases in them, including the human papillomavirus or HPV or HIV. It thus saves them from cervical or other form of cancers also caused by these viruses.
However, the Canadian Paediatric Society is condemning the same saying routine circumcision is not necessary, unless and until medically asked. It is to hold a study reviewing medical literature so as to reach a conclusion.
"The overall evidence of the benefits and harms of circumcision is so evenly balanced that it does not support recommending circumcision as a routine procedure for newborns", said CPS.