Circumcision

Introduction
There is a great deal of controversy surrounding the issue of circumcision now. Unless your culture or religion includes circumcision as an important tradition, you may wish to give the issue careful thought. 
Circumcision is an elective surgical procedure done shortly after birth where the foreskin of the penis is removed.
No anesthesia is usually given, and the procedure normally takes around 15 minutes. Many parents ultimately make their decision based on emotional and social considerations, but review this list of pros and cons as well:
PROS.
· It is slightly easier to keep glands of the penis clean. · It eliminates the slight risk that a circumcision will be needed later on in life. · It may reduce the risk of urinary tract infections in younger boys. · It may reduce the risk of penile cancer although most feel that good hygiene is as good as preventative measure.
CONS.
· It is painful. · Complications, although rare, can occur. · It is an unnecessary medical expense that may not be covered by your insurance. · The foreskin is a normal piece of tissue that helps protect the opening of the urethra, especially  in the first year of life.