pediatrics http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Pediatricians decide boys are better off circumcised than not http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/pediatricians-decide-boys-are-better-circumcised-not The American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday announced its first major shift on circumcision in more than a decade, concluding that the health benefits of the procedure clearly outweigh any risks.<p>"There is clear evidence that supports the health benefits of circumcision," said Susan Blank, who led the 14-member task force that formulated <a href="http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/doi/10.1542/peds.2012-1989">the new policy</a> being published in the journal <em>Pediatrics</em>.<p>The statement, and accompanying <a href="http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/130/3/e756">techni Mon, 27 Aug 2012 16:54:28 +0000 4418 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Pediatricians decide boys are better off circumcised than not