Benefits of circumcision
Nerve Sparing Esthetic Circumcision
Circumcision might have some health benefits, including:
Decreased risk of urinary tract infections, The risk of urinary tract infections in circumcised males is much more lower than uncircumcised males. Severe infections early in life can lead to kidney problems later.1,2,3
Decreased risk of certain sexually transmitted infections, including HIV (AIDS) may be lower in circumcised men.2
Decreased risk of penile or cervix cancer is less common in circumcised men. In the female sexual partners of circumcised men, cervix cancer is rare.
Treatment of phimosis or paraphimosis. Occasionally, the foreskin on an uncircumcised penis can be difficult or impossible to retract (phimosis). This can lead to inflammation or infection of the foreskin (balanitis) or head of the penis. Circumcision solves the problems. 1,2,3,4,5
Personal hygiene. It is easier to wash and clean the circumcised penis than uncircumcised one
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Craig JC, et al. (1996). Effect of circumcision on incidence of urinary tract infection in preschool boys. Journal of Pediatrics, 128(1): 23–27.
Ridings H, et al. (2007). Male neonatal circumcision: An evidence-based review. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, 20(2): 32–34, 36
Schoen EJ, et al. (2000). Newborn circumcision decreases incidence and costs of urinary tract infections during the first year of life. Pediatrics, 105(4, Part 1): 789–793.
Kinkade S, Meadows S, Gracia-Trujillo J.: Clinical inquiries. Does neonatal circumcision decrease morbidity? J Fam Pract. 2005 Jan;54(1):81-2.
Şahin F, Beyazova U, Aktürk A.: Attitudes and practices regarding circumcision in Turkey. Child: Care, Health and Development 2003; 29: 275
Auvert B et al. 2005. Randomized, controlled intervention trial of male circumcision for reduction of HIV infection risk :The ANRS 1265 trial. PLoS Medicine 2 (11) : e298, http: ournals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.0020298 [Accessed March 2017]
Hakan ERDOGAN, M.D
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