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February 1, 2012

Benefits of Male Circumcision

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Author Affiliation: Health Education & Promotion, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater (

JAMA. 2012;307(5):455-457. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.62

To the Editor: Drs Tobian and Gray note the importance of reviewing the medical risks and benefits of routine neonatal male circumcision in light of recent public insurance coverage changes.1 However, the Commentary failed to adequately discuss the risks for such a procedure in relation to the benefits. Further, the public health benefits discussed lack appropriate context.

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