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Three Important Health Benefits of Circumcision

When it comes to circumcision, it is a decision that will impact your child for the rest of his life, so you always want to weigh the positives and negatives of the procedure. For many, circumcision is a religious matter, but fo others, they just want to do what will keep their baby boy healthy. Here are three of the biggest health benefits to a male that has been circumcised.

1 . Getting your young son circumcised can also prevent phimosis and paraphimosis. Phimosis is the inability to retract the foreskin, which means that it will be harder to keep clean and can cause a lot of health problems such as infection. If you are unable to pull the skin back then you will not be able to fully protect yourself against urinary tract infections and other known conditions that are possible with foreskin. Paraphimosis is when you can not put the foreskin back in the proper location after pulling the skin back to clean it. If you are unable to put the foreskin back in the original location then you will have a whole lot of health problems and complications, such as irritation and it could increase the risk of sexually transmitted diseases.

2 . Getting your son circumcised can also help them physically feel better about themselves, since it is a very common procedure that a lot of men have. If your son is in middle school and realizes that he still has his foreskin, it could make him feel uncomfortable around his friends who are circumcised. This is a common problem during school gym class where boys often have to change or shower in front of each other and it can create embarrassment or low self-esteem in a boy with foreskin. The child might wonder why he has foreskin and his friend does not, and it might make him feel negatively toward himself and his body. It also feels better for a lot of men who have their foreskin removed because it just looks more appealing.

3. Getting a circumcision can also decrease the risk of penile cancer in men and can reduce the risk of infecting women with cervical cancer. Penile cancer is very serious and can lead to many other health problems, and having foreskin can increase the risk of contracting the cancer. A lot of the time, removing the skin of the penis can help reduce the risk to women when it comes to cervical cancer. In order to lessen the risk of penile cancer in your son, getting him circumcised is a definite health benefit.

These are just some of the most important health benefits associated with getting a circumcision. As always, getting your son circumcised is something you should talk over with your significant other as well as your doctor. A doctor will be able to tell you the risks and benefits associated with the procedure, which is highly common among men in the United States. If you are unsure about the effects or possible implications of getting your infant son circumcised, then you should always consult a medical professional for the best advice on your specific situation or concern.


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