Is Circumcision Good Or Bad For Infants?
There is much debate about whether circumcision is a good or bad thing for infants. The
procedure permanently alters a baby’s genitals by removing the healthy tissue of his penis. It can
also cause unnecessary pain and medical risks for the child. It is not known if circumcision
prevents HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. This debate is complicated due to the fact
that most American men are circumcised. STD rates in countries with less common procedures
are much higher.
The procedure is less traumatizing to babies than it for adults. However, there are risks. One,
circumcision is more time-consuming than other procedures and can result in severe
psychological trauma. Also, circumcision can cause infection or poor healing. But circumcision is
not without its benefits. The risk of certain diseases, such as phimosis (or balanitis), can be
reduced if the foreskin is removed surgically.
The operation itself does not cause any complications, although you should consult a medical
professional if you experience any of the listed complications. If the circumcision causes the skin
of your penis to become very reddened and swollen, you should bring your child to the hospital.
Aside from abnormal bleeding, fever and reddening of the legs, you should also watch for signs
such as reddening skin, fever, and/or reddening of the skin. If you see any of these symptoms,
consult your doctor.
Circumcision not only lowers the risk of developing penile cancer but also protects the health of
the female partner. Bacteria can accumulate under intact foreskin and can be passed on to
uncircumcised males through sexual intercourse. The risk of bacterial STIs in males is fivefold
lower, and the chance of developing cervical cancer is significantly lower. The risk of phimosis is
reduced by circumcision by around five times.
Some benefits of circumcision have been documented, though they are not sufficient to justify
routine circumcision for all male newborns. It reduces the risk of HIV, STIs and UTI. It reduces
the risk of developing penile cancer, and decreases the likelihood of newborns getting bladder
and urinary tract infections. The procedure has some risks, so many parents choose to have it
done for their child’s good.
Studies conducted on adult male circumcised at an early age have not shed much light on the
question of whether the procedure improves or diminishes sexual pleasure. Some studies show
an improvement in sexual pleasure following circumcision. While others do not show any
change, some studies show an increase. The higher-quality studies show no change in sexual
functioning, and many women have reported increased sexual pleasure. This means
circumcision is good for babies and men alike, but you should still consult a doctor to discuss
the risks of the procedure.
Despite a recent decline in circumcision rates, more parents are realizing that not circumcising
their children is a good idea. Contrary to what is common in most industrialized nations, the
United States has seen its circumcision rates decline since the 1970s. The United States has
also witnessed a dramatic drop in the rate at which male circumcisions are performed in recent
years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have estimated that between 1979 and
2010, the number newborn circumcised infants fell from 65 percent to 58 per cent.
The procedure itself can be painful and can have a negative impact on a baby’s brain growth.
Mood disorders have been linked with circumcision in older children. It is not recommended to
be done for newborns. The procedure has been shown to reduce HIV risk in babies. It has been
linked to bleeding and infection. It can also be associated with phimosis (a fatal condition that
can affect both sexes).
It is possible that the first recorded circumcision occurred around 15,000 years ago. It spread
from there to other cultures throughout the Middle East. It could have been an ancient public
health measure to prevent balanitis. This condition causes a swollen head of the penis. It may
have been more common back in ancient times. In fact, circumcision could have prevented the
development of this condition. However, circumcision was eventually popularized as a way of
It is best to avoid bathing after a circumcision for at least two days. The healing process will be
impeded by bathing. You can take a sponge-bath on the second day. Afterward, you should dry
the incisions. The incision can become infected if scrubbed. Warm water is fine. Remember to
not touch the circumcision with your fingers, or rub it.
There is much debate about whether circumcision is a good or bad thing for infants. The procedure permanently alters a baby’s genitals by removing the healthy tissue of his penis. It can also cause unnecessary pain and medical risks for the child. It is not known if circumcision prevents HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.…