Does circumcision help prevent pediatric urinary tract infection (UTI)?

Updated: Mar 19, 2019
  • Author: Donna J Fisher, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Consider circumcision of male neonates. The AAP policy statement on circumcision is that “the health benefits of newborn male circumcision outweigh the risks and that the procedure's benefits justify access to this procedure for families who choose it.” [57] The AAP notes that the benefits of the procedure include prevention of UTIs. [57]


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