What the Experts Recommend
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released several statements about circumcision over the decades. Their latest policy statement, in 2012, said that there was increased evidence of the health benefits of circumcision compared to previous years. In light of this, the AAP recommended that circumcision be covered by insurance. They did not, however, make a blanket recommendation for parents to circumcise their sons. As in previous years, they continued to say that this decision should be "left to parents in consultation with their child's doctor."
Dr. Susan Blank, chair of the AAP Circumcision task force, further explained this statement in an email, saying, "Clinicians should be routinely informing parents (and parents-to be) of male infants of the health benefits and risks of male newborn circumcision, and doing so in an unbiased and accurate manner." She went on to emphasize that the decision is still firmly in the hands of the parents.