I know that this is a touchy subject for debate. Still, I think that the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians have gone too far in their recommendations. See below and use the link if you see fit to do so: Google The Petition Site for more information and to sign a petition. End the Practice of Risky, Unnecessary Surgery on Non-Consenting Babies Subject: American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians Routine circumcision is ethically wrong - but the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) may become the first medical associations in the world to recommend it for all baby boys. American parents trust their pediatricians and rely on them for the best advice in caring for their children. As a matter of ethics, that advice cannot include neonatal male circumcision - a medically unnecessary, potentially risky surgery that no major medical authority in the world recommends. That is why I am asking the committees charged with reviewing the neutral positions on infant circumcision of both the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Academy of Family Physicians, NOT to revise those positions in favor of the surgery. The United States is the only western nation today where doctors routinely circumcise infant boys in medical settings. Although the rate has fallen from above 90 percent 30 years ago to below 60 percent today, still, more than one million American babies undergo the surgery every year to the tune of one billion dollars in health-care spending.