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!

The Circumcision Decision