Review Article
Volume 11 Issue 2 - 2022
Should a Pediatrician Recommend Circumcision?
Mustafa Akman*
Medipol University, Faculty of Medicine, Nisa Hospital, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Fatih Caddesi, Yenibosna, Istanbul, Turkey
*Corresponding Author: Mustafa Akman, Medipol University, Faculty of Medicine, Nisa Hospital, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Fatih Caddesi, Yenibosna, Istanbul, Turkey.
Received: March 04, 2021; Published: January 27, 2022


Circumcision is a social reality that should be assessed in terms of social, cultural, psychological, medical, and many other aspects. This phenomenon should be on the agenda of the physician, without ignoring other aspects, primarily with its medical aspect; the physician should determine the steps, which would be followed, based on the guidelines of competent institutions, apply them to patients with personal experience and competencies, or guide the patient to have circumcision. If she/he is a pediatrician, that is, if she/he is not a physician who performs circumcision, she/he should know the details of the procedure at least as much as the practitioner and inform the family on the details of the procedure before referring to circumcision [1-4].

Many question marks need to be answered for physicians who perform the circumcision procedure as well. The objective of our review is to shed light on these question marks and to form a common language between the recommender and the practitioner of circumcision [5].

Keywords: Recommender; Practitioner; Circumcision


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Citation: Mustafa Akman. “Should a Pediatrician Recommend Circumcision?”. EC Paediatrics 11.2 (2022): 25-30.

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