The CDC is considering making a statement recommending routine newborn circumcision for babies in the US to prevent HIV/AIDS. The American Academy of Pediatrics does not support routine circumcision.
Intact America, an organization that is against circumcision, doesn't agree with making the recommendation. The science doesn't back such a recommendation.
There was a large study that recommended circumcision in Africa. However, that study did not recommend routine circumcision in the US because circumstances are very different between Africa and the US.
The baby boys we circumcise today won't be sexually active for over a decade. Should we do unnecessary surgery and pay for that surgery to possibly prevent a disease that may not even be a problem in 10-20 years when the boys will become sexually active?
The question is, should the CDC make the recommendation?
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