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News ID: 5460
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 17:29 - 10 November 2014
Tehran, YJC. Pediatrics specialist says it is better to circumcise male fetuses the first day they’re born.
Ali Asghar Alipour said that circumcision is scientifically proven, adding "Scientific research has shown that people not circumcised are more prone to cystitis [urinary tract infection],” ISNA reports from Kermanshah.

He explained that while some parents decide to circumcise their male children the first day they are born, some other do so a couple of weeks later when the risk of jaundice is over; while yet some other leave the job for a couple of years after.

"Circumcision to be done after the age of two will need general anesthesia. Witnessing the circumcision scene can leave psychological harms on the child,” he said.

Alipour asserted that the best time for circumcision is the very day the child is born.

 Evidence suggests that circumcision was practiced in the Arabian Peninsula by the 4th millennium BCE, when the Sumerians and the Semites moved into the area that is modern-day Iraq. The earliest historical record of circumcision comes from Egypt, in the form of an image of the circumcision of an adult carved into the tomb of Ankh-Mahor at Saqqara, dating to about 2400–2300 BCE.

Circumcision features prominently in the Hebrew Bible. The narrative in Genesis chapter 17 describes the circumcision of Abraham and his relatives and slaves, making him the first named individual to undergo the procedure.

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