Circumcision is an irreversible, elective surgery without significant benefits, according to a group of physicians.
An informal survey of physicians revealed the risks of circumcision are small and potential benefits are limited. They felt except in religious or cultural traditions, no justification exists for an irreversible, elective surgical procedure.
These physicians felt it best to wait until the person with the foreskin can make his own decision about circumcision.
Some physicians held much stronger opinions. They referred to circumcision as genital mutilation practiced without consent and, therefore, a violation of human rights.
Parents are proxy decision-makers who continuously make decisions with which their healthcare providers may not agree and with which the adult version of that child may also disagree.