The America Academy of Pediatrics is updating its policy on circumcision and one man is pretty adamant that the procedure should not be performed on babies, according to CNN. Frank, who would not share his last name, says he is angry that his foreskin was removed without his consent. Frank says he has decreased sexual sensation.
"It's mutilation of men," he said.
Some studies show that circumcised men have lower rates of sexually transmitted diseases and are less likely to transmit them. On the other hand, circumcision is painful and babies cannot consent.
The circumcision rate is the U.S. is only 33%, down from 60% in 1998.
Dr. MacDonald says parents should just wait and allow boys to decide at puberty.
"I don't think there's sufficient evidence to be performing circumcisions on neonates," he said. "Why not wait to do the procedure until a time when it has an impact and when the person you're doing it to can give consent?"
Dr. MacDonald is a professor of pediatrics at Dalhousie University.