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Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Circumcision Update—2009
Wiener JS, Brown H
The Female Patient. 2009;34(12):14-18

The decision to circumcise a male newborn may be based on religious, medical, hygienic, or sexual reasons. Circumcision should be discussed with the female patient during pregnancy so that an informed decision can be made. In all cases where circumcision is chosen, penile anesthesia should be used.


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