Understanding The Benefits Of Circumcision

Posted on: 2 January 2018

If you are trying to decide whether you should opt for your young male child to have a circumcision, or have one yourself if you are uncircumcised, you will want to consider the following benefits. This way, you will have some quality information that should help you make your decision. Here are some of the things to consider:

Less Likely To Experience As Many Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections can be painful and they can really cause some emotional distress if they are recurring. The best thing to do is to do all that you can to avoid getting them, such as opting for the circumcision. The reason this is so important is because even though it can be rare, there are some very severe cases of urinary tract infections that can lead to major kidney problems.

It Can Be Easier To Clean The Penis

Even though cleaning an uncircumcised penis is not exactly difficult to do, some men find that not having to deal with the foreskin when cleansing themselves to be a lot easier. This can be helpful for not only men later on in life, but for their parents who have to wash them up while they are young. As a parent, you might also find that it is easier to teach your child good hygiene habits if you do not have to worry about adding in an extra step to the cleansing process when there is a lot of foreskin that needs moved.

Certain Penile Problems Can Be Avoided

Some uncircumcised men can end up with a condition called phimosis. This is when it is hard, or completely impossible to retract the foreskin of the penis. Pain may be felt if you try to force the foreskin back. If the penis is circumcised from the start, you will not have to worry about ending up with such a condition.

Less Of A Chance Of Contracting An STD

Some STDs, such as HIV, are found more often in uncircumcised men than circumsised men. While all STDs can be contracted by someone with a circumcised penis, the odds may be slightly in their favor of not being as likely to end up with any STDs, especially when protection is used.

For additional information, or to have specific questions answered, you will want to talk directly with a pediatrician or your own primary care physician. This way, you will have a much easier time coming to a decision that you will be happy with and not have to worry about regretting any time in the future.

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