Charles Town, WV
A 19-year-old female asked:
My boyfriend of 3 years is uncircumcised and it still makes me uncomfortable. i really want him to get circumcised. what do you recommend?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Urology 13 years experience
Talk to him: Discuss your concern with him and see if he would consider a circumcision. With regular hygeine, not being circumcised presents minimal health hazard to either of you, although most people are more concerned about the cosmetic appearance.
5.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No problem if clean: This is possibly your problem, thinking that a circumcised penis is more normal, cleaner, healthier or looks better. Majority of men in the entire world remain uncircumcised except for muslims, jews, 70% of americans and some african tribes. A clean, easily retractile foreskin should pose no medical problems. Discuss with bf, many men feel that is is more "macho" to remain uncircumcised.
5.4k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 1, 2013
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