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Advocating the benefits of male circumcision: are doctors well informed?

Anant Bhan

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2009.057


Abstract

Madhivanan and Krupp rightly point out the health benefits of male circumcision, and this continues to get substantiated through newer reported studies. The authors conclude that given the reluctance of the government and health authorities to take up male circumcision as a public health prevention strategy, the onus should be on physicians to explain to their patients the usefulness and risks/benefits of the procedure according to current medical knowledge so that patients can make informed choices.

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