What are the medical benefits?

Circumcision is medically beneficial. The recent AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) statement reiterates the medical benefits of circumcision, which include: a marked decrease in urinary tract infection in circumcised male babies; a decrease in sexually transmitted diseases in circumcised adult males; and a decrease in penile cancer in men who were circumcised in infancy.

Our covenant is made for religious reasons, but it is fascinating that so much of what we are commanded to do as Jews turns out to be good for us!