The benefits of circumcision are many, but not everyone is convinced of its benefits. It has been
controversial. Despite some people believing it is not the best option, it does have many
advantages, including a reduced risk of sexually transmitted disease. Circumcision can be used
to prevent certain types of cancers of the reproductive system and reduce the risk of HIV
infection up to 60%. Many people don’t realize that circumcision can improve their partner’s
quality of life and reduce the risk for HIV infection by as high as 60%. For these reasons, a group
of activists called Pact has been working to increase the rate of circumcision in Swaziland by
educating the community about circumcision and its benefits.
Some parents argue that it is not their decision whether to circumcise their son. The British
Medical Association and American Academy of Pediatrics both support circumcision. Other
medical bodies such as the Royal Australasian College of Physicians do not recommend
circumcision as a preventative measure. Parents should consider the scientific evidence and
their religious beliefs before making a decision. Moreover, research has shown that most males
start having sex before they are 18 years old. Delaying the procedure may decrease the benefits
such as protection from infections and increased chances of complications.
There are many benefits to circumcision for women, in addition to its medical benefits. Studies
have shown that circumcision greatly reduces the chance of developing penile carcinoma in
men. Circumcision also reduces the likelihood of contracting certain forms of the human-
papillomavirus, which can lead to cervical cancer in women. HPV can also cause cancer of the
throat and mouth. Many women consider circumcision an excellent choice, as it lowers the
chance of developing cancer in their throat and mouth.
The health benefits of circumcision are not limited to their health benefits. It can also prevent the
spread HIV, which can be a leading cause of sexually transmitted disease in childhoods. Despite
the numerous benefits of circumcision, the procedure is still a family choice. While many families
question the necessity of circumcision and others believe it may be harmful for children, others
support it. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently published a study that ranked
circumcision as the top medical choice among all types of male circumcision.
Circumcision may be beneficial for homosexual males to protect them from HIV infection.
Although research is lacking on this topic, experts believe that circumcision protects insertive
couples more than receptive. HIV can infect receptive partners because the anal mucosa is
susceptible to trauma. Therefore, circumcision might not protect heterosexual couples from HIV
infection. The benefits of circumcision do not only apply to men; they may also be beneficial for
The procedure is very simple. The doctor uses local anaesthetics to numb the area. The foreskin
is separated from the penis using a bell-shaped instrument. The doctor then removes the
foreskin using a scalpel and/or scissors. If your child is having complications, the doctor may use
tissue glue or dissolving sutures. The wound will heal within a week or two, and the plastic bell
won’t fall off.
Circumcision decreases the risk of infection and genital cancer. A circumcised male is less at
risk of developing phimosis. This is a condition where the skin cannot be pulled back. HIV
infection can also be reduced through circumcision. There are very few risks associated to
circumcision. The best time to perform circumcision is during the newborn phase, when the
penis can heal quickly and is very soft. For newborn circumcision, local anesthesia is
Although circumcision has its disadvantages, it is an elective surgical procedure that parents
should discuss with their doctor. Some common complications of circumcision are penile
adhesions and poor cosmesis. In rare instances, the circumcised penis may irritate the urinary
tract and cause urinary tract problems. In these cases, a surgical correction may be required.
Most insurance providers will cover circumcision if there are no serious complications.
Although circumcision is associated a lower chance of HIV infection, many people disagree on
its benefits. However, most researchers agree that circumcision lowers HIV infection. This
means that women are less likely to contract the virus from a circumcised male. But how does
circumcision help women? The answer could lie in the fact, that circumcision benefits are
indirect and not direct. Although the research is mixed, a number studies have shown that
circumcision can reduce HIV rates. This makes it more practical.