AAP Circumcision Policy Statement
"Existing scientific evidence demonstrates potential medical benefits of newborn male circumcision; however, these data are not sufficient to recommend routine neonatal circumcision. In circumstances in which there are potential benefits and risks, yet the procedure is not essential to the child's current well-being, parents should determine what is in the best interest of the child. To make an informed choice, parents of all male infants should be given accurate and unbiased information and be provided with the opportunity to discuss this decision. If a decision for a circumcision is made, procedural analgesia should be provided."
No major medical organization endorses circumcision. The trend is now obviously favoring leaving your sons intact, with fewer and fewer parents making the decision to circumcise their sons- something with which I agree.
Information on how to care for your boy (depending on your decision) is found here.
updated April 10, 2007