• Medicine
  • Published in European urology 1985

A prospective survey of the indications and morbidity of circumcision in children.

@article{Griffiths1985APS,
  title={A prospective survey of the indications and morbidity of circumcision in children.},
  author={D. Mervyn Griffiths and James Atwell and Neill V. Freeman},
  journal={European urology},
  year={1985},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={
          184-7
        }
}
Both the British Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that circumcision should only be performed for medical reasons. No one has ever described which reasons are actually used, nor measured the morbidity of the procedure. Of 140 boys coming to day-case elective circumcision between the ages of 3 months and 14 years (mean 4.3 years), the commonest cause was a congenital phimosis (42.8%). Four (2.8%) patients required acute readmission postoperatively, and a… CONTINUE READING