All About Circumcision and Its Advantages
The elimination of the foreskin of the male reproductive organ that covers the tip is what is known as male circumcision. The foreskin which is also known as the prepuce is a naturally occurring skin at the tip of the male organ and it is retractable. There are many factors that make men to be circumcised and some of these reasons include one’s preferences, personal beliefs, culture and the religious beliefs. The circumcision procedure can be done to a male child before they leave the hospital. According to research that has been done, it proves that more than half of the population of baby boys is circumcised while they are leaving the hospital. Among the main reasons why parents opt for their male children to be circumcised before leaving the hospital is because of religion, tradition and for hygienic purposes.
There might be pressure from the society on why there is need to have circumcision and that is what makes parents to carry on with the procedure and the other reason is to adhere to the traditions of the family. One of the oldest and commonest surgical procedures that are known worldwide is male circumcision. Doctors and other medical personnel agree that there are many benefits of cutting the prepuce of the male reproductive organ. If you are uncircumcised, the chances of you getting a urinary tract infection are high than the other person who has undergone male circumcision. Research shows that the number of circumcised boys who will get a tract infection is small compared to those who are not. Indications show that the men who are circumcised are less likely to suffer from a condition which is known as penile cancer compared to the other group of men who are uncircumcised.
Sexually transmitted infections are more common among the group of men that have not cut their prepuce or foreskin. Good hygiene of the male organ means that the foreskin needs to be cut and that is the reason that makes such men be at risk of contracting some of the diseases or infections. With the prepuce, there is a high risk of having an inflammation that can lead to the tightening and hence closure of the opening of the male organ and this can be avoided when there is circumcision. Uncircumcised men might have certain infections hidden in their prepuce, and they might end up transmitting to their partners.
There are different reasons why parents want their male babies to be circumcised. As a couple, you need to come together and know the reasons why your child needs to be circumcised because that is usually the decision for parents to make on behalf of the child. The decision about circumcising your child is a significant one, and that is why it needs to be thought through over and over again.