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Circumcision, which is the surgical removal of the foreskin of the penis, has been practiced for thousands of years and remains commonplace in many societies today.
Both Jewish and Muslim males are circumcised at birth, but secular circumcision has also become popular in recent years.
Many argue that it’s a personal choice, while others argue that it’s unethical to remove healthy tissue from an infant who can’t consent to the procedure.
In circumcision, the foreskin is removed from around a man’s penis. In males who are not circumcised, foreskin covers and protects their glans (the head of their penis).
Circumcision is usually performed on male babies a few days after birth. Some people opt for adult circumcision, though it is rare.
All boys and men can potentially benefit from getting circumcised. This is especially true for older males or males who are in high-risk groups, such as those with HIV.
Circumcision can help reduce risk of STIs, urinary tract infections, and even penile cancer. The chances of these things happening are greatly reduced if you are circumcised.
Additionally, circumcision can improve hygiene and make sex more pleasurable. However, it is important to note that there are no medical benefits for an infant being circumcised.
Circumcision takes about ten minutes per procedure. Surgeons can conduct eight procedures in a day, so it’s possible for them to perform one hundred circumcisions in a single day.
While complications are rare, they do happen. Don’t forget to discuss these with your doctor prior to making a decision about whether or not you want your son circumcised.
Some of the most common side effects include bleeding and infection. There is also a risk that anesthetic can cause adverse reactions in some patients.
However, circumcision is generally considered safe when performed by an experienced professional under sterile conditions.