1. Help your son by protecting him from various adverse medical conditions in early infancy and onwards for the rest of his life.
2. The benefits of early infant male circumcision include immediate protection against kidney infections, inferior hygiene, physical problems caused by the foreskin, penile inflammation, and later sexually transmitted infections that include HIV, HPV, genital herpes and others, penile and prostate cancer.
3. The benefits exceed the risks by over 100 to 1.: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=morris+bj+2017+world
4. Adverse events are uncommon for infant circumcision. Virtually all are trivial and easily treatable with complete resolution.
5. Over their lifetime 1 in 2 uncircumcised males will suffer a medical condition cased by their foreskin. Some of these (genital cancers and HIV/AIDS) can be fatal. (See article relevant to Australia and New Zealand: Early infant male circumcision: Systematic review, risk-benefit analysis, and progress in policy (2017): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=morris+bj+2017+world
6. Early circumcision is COST SAVING by reducing need for much more expensive circumcision later for medical need and expense of treating infections and other medical problems during childhood and adulthood that are more common in the uncircumcised.
7. Circumcision will also help protect his future female sexual partner(s) from sexually transmitted infections, such as high-risk HPV that is the cause of almost all cervical cancers, and chlamydia that can cause infertility in women. See.: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30766863 (2019)
8. Male circumcision is now regarded by many authorities as a ‘surgical vaccine’. It makes sense that any responsible parent will take advantage of giving their son the lifelong protection that circumcision affords.
9. Early infancy is the best time to have him circumcised. Soon after birth the procedure is quick, cheaper, convenient, very low risk, results in the optimum cosmetic outcome, and the benefits accrue immediately. See: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22373281/
10. Be aware though that just as there are opponents of childhood vaccination, there are opponents of infant male circumcision. Such ‘intactivists’ use fallacies and scaremongering to dupe the gullible. A 2019 systematic review of intactivists; claims found them to be disproven by strong scientific evidence. See: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31496128
11. Sexual function, sensation and pleasure has been proven beyond all reasonable doubt in multiple high quality research studies from around the world to be the same or better in circumcised men. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=morris+bj+2013+sexual+function
12. The nerve endings responsible for sexual please reside in the head of the penis and underside, NOT the foreskin. Thus circumcision does not reduce sexual pleasure. See systematic review: onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/sm2.67/full
13. Women prefer the circumcised penis. Reasons include appearance, better hygiene, greater sexual pleasure, oral sex, and lower risk of STIs, See systematic review: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31031121/
14. For more information go to: circinfo.net and circumcisionaustralia.org
15. VIDEO: Tara Brown interviews Professor Morris on ’60 Minutes’ sixtyminutes-fore-and-against-the-case-for-circumcision
16. VIDEO: Professor Morris explains the benefits and recent trends for Mayo Clinic Proceedings: youtube.com/watch?v=6Oq9GONsBIk&feature=youtu.be
17. List of all publications by Academy Members on male circumcision: https://circumcisionaustralia.org/pdf/Circumcision_Pubs_CAA.pdf