Top U.S. pediatricians group has helpful tip, about the snip

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When it comes to circumcision, the top U.S. pediatricians group is saying the "snip" show a clear health benefit for newborn boys.

The American Academy of Pediatrics says circumcision can lower the risk of sexually transmitted diseases like AIDS and Herpes. There's also evidence that it can reduce chances of urinary tract infection and penis cancer. Of course, there're some risks anytime someone goes under the knife, but the findings show the pros outweigh the cons.

There's been a decline in the number of circumcisions performed nationwide because many who don't see it as part of religious practice might view it as an unnecessary medical procedure.

With this new backing from the AAP, parents will still be able to make the choice for their infant son...but they'll be better informed.

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