Circumcision is a medical procedure that removes the foreskin from the penis. This may be done for several reasons. There are some medical benefits to circumcision, such as the prevention of certain sexually transmitted diseases. For some others, the removal of the foreskin is a religious choice. Anyways, it is always recommended to perform this procedure under the supervision of a Circumcision Urologist Brooklyn.
A baby boy is born with skin covering over the tip of his penis. This covering, known as the foreskin or prepuce, covers and protects the glans or head of his penis. Circumcision removes the foreskin. For most babies, this is done soon after birth, a few days after they are born, for religious reasons. During this procedure, an infant’s foreskin is removed and their glans are kept uncovered.
Here we are listing out some benefits of circumcision.
- Reduces the risk of urinary tract infection in children
Circumcision can help lower the risk of urinary tract infections in young boys. The foreskin, which is rich in nerves, is vulnerable to infection but circumcision eliminates this problem as it eliminates foreskin. Therefore, removal of the foreskin reduces the risks of infections like UTIs up to an extent.
- Prevention of penile cancer
Penile cancer is rare in developed countries. The chances of penile cancer are much higher in countries where circumcision is less common. Penile cancer most often develops in men whose foreskin remains intact. It is thought that this is because the inner surface of the foreskin traps human papillomavirus, which could cause cancer.
- Prevents the spread of STDs
Circumcision can protect men against sexually transmitted diseases such as herpes, syphilis, and genital warts, which are caused by viruses that can be transferred through sexual contact with a person already infected. STDs easily spread when the foreskin is left intact.
- Makes maintaining genital hygiene easier
Circumcision makes cleaning easier because of the absence of the foreskin. You don’t have to wash under the foreskin. Removal of the foreskin actually makes cleaning beneath it easier. In addition, there are fewer chances for germs to get trapped in the absence of the foreskin.
- Prevents balanoposthitis, phimosis, balanitis, and paraphimosis
Circumcision prevents phimosis, a condition where the foreskin is too tight to be pulled back. This problem can lead to balanoposthitis, an infection of the head of the penis. Circumcision also helps prevent balanitis and paraphimosis. Both are infections of the glans penis.