Benefits of Circumcision

According to new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the health benefits of circumcision outweigh the procedure's risks, and the operation should be covered by insurance. Dr. Howard Heiman, medical director of the neonatal intensive care unit at Cohen Children's Medical Center and Dr. Marty Ellington, Jr., chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Lenox Hill Hospital, weigh in on the procedure.

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