Neonatal Circumcision: Benefits, Risks, and Family Teaching

Melissa W. Kaufman, Joseph Y. Clark, Candice L. Castro

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Neonatal circumcision is a frequently performed elective surgical procedure, and is one of the oldest known surgical procedures. Neonatal circumcision may be performed for medical, cultural, or religious reasons. This article provides current information from the literature regarding the risks, benefits, and concerns about neonatal circumcision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-201
Number of pages5
JournalMCN The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology (nursing)
  • Maternity and Midwifery


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