Neonatal Circumcision Analytical Essay

Neonatal Circumcision
A look at the controversy surrounding neonatal male circumcision as a medical procedure.
# 113857 | 945 words | 6 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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This paper examines the advantages and disadvantages of infant circumcision. First, the paper reviews the research supporting neonatal circumcision and the reasons for parents' decisions to circumcise their child. Secondly, the paper looks at the disadvantages of circumcision and possible reasons for parents to decide against having their child circumcised. Lastly the paper presents the author's personal viewpoint on this very controversial practice of neonatal circumcision.

Table of Contents:
The Pros of Circumcision
Cons of Circumcision
Author's Opinion of Infant Circumcision

From the Paper:

"Consistent introduction of bacteria results in contamination of urine in uncircumcised boys, which can sometimes necessitate the use of more invasive procedures, such as catheterization, to attain a valid urine specimen from boys who are uncircumcised. Sometimes on an uncircumcised penis the foreskin may be difficult or impossible to retract (phimosis) which can lead to inflammation of the head of the penis, which can create difficulties urinating and in adulthood can make sex very uncomfortable."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Task Force on Circumcision. Circumcision policy statement. Pediatrics 1999; 103: 686-693.
  • deMeo, J. (1989, July). The Geography of Genital Mutilation. The Truth Seeker, pp. 9-13.
  • Goldman, R. (1999). The psychological impact of circumcision. BJU International, 83(Suppl. 1) pp. 93-102.
  • History of Circumcision. (1999). History and geography of ritual circumcison. In History of Circumcison: A French Urologist's Perspective. Retrieved March 5, 2009 from
  • Mayo Clinic (2008). Circumcision for baby boys: Weighing the pros and cons. Retrieved January 29, 2009, from

Cite this Analytical Essay:

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"Neonatal Circumcision" 14 May 2009. Web. 27 May. 2020. <>