It's a rare day that I find something to agree with in the Huffington Post but this is one that I totally support. Of my four sons only the first one was circumcised by my OB, and he took so little of the foreskin that another pediatrician considered my son to be uncircumcised - so he had all of the pain but none of the so called "benefit" of being circumcised. After that we just never had it done to the other boys and they have not suffered from UTIs or any other problems.
In the weeks ahead, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) are likely to publish a recommendation that all infant boys undergo circumcision. This is a huge mistake. Circumcision is an unnecessary procedure that is painful and can lead to complications, including death. No organization in the world currently recommends this. Why should we routinely remove normal, functioning tissue from the genitals of little boys within days of their birth?