The Pros and Cons of Circumcision (INFOGRAPHIC)

There are plenty of decisions you need to make for a new baby, and they’ll all seem important: breastfeeding vs. bottle; disposable diapers vs. cloth; or perhaps the most important decision of all: racoons vs. elephants for crib bedding.

Few decisions, though, will have as long-term an impact as choosing whether to circumcise. From disease prevention to religious reasons to complication concerns, there’s a lot of information to weigh when considering your child’s future health and well-being.

We’ve gathered the stats to help you make an informed decision, including benefits, risks, and prevalence information. It’s a quick, visual guide to what you need to know, so that you can get you back to the important stuff quicker (like agonizing over shades of blue paint). Read on!