As providers competent to care for well infant newborns, and who may desire to work in critical healthcare shortage areas, it is important that nurse midwives feel educated and empowered to provide comprehensive care for women and newborns including being willing and able to give parents of newborn boys comprehensive education on the risks, benefits, and alternatives to newborn male circumcision.
The American Academy of Pediatrics’s current position is that the benefits of newborn circumcision outweighs the risks. The CDC considers male circumcision and important health measure. Studies have shown that circumcision can reduce urinary tract infections in the first year of life and may reduce the transmission of STI’s in adult life. Surveillance by the CDC shows that the majority of parents in the United States still choose to circumcision for their sons and it is the overwhelming choice among some ethnic and cultural groups such as our African American clients and among the Muslim community, it is preferred that male infants be circumcised as soon as possible In many health systems it is the responsibility of the obstetric or midwife providers and in areas of health professional shortage there may be no family practice or pediatric provider who routinely performs newborn male circumcision.
The purpose of this session is to provide didactic education and hands on simulation on the risks benefits and alternatives to male circumcision; how to provide informed consent and practice on performing the procedure for newborn male circumcision using both the Gomco and Mogen clamps.
Workshop Price: $175