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My bby is 3 months old and this is his second UTI and he is not circumsize should I circumsize him?
I need a doctor close to my home in northwest tucson to circumsize my 4mth old twin boys..Where can I go they are under 12 lbs a 2wks early
Ask your Pediatricia: If your pediatrician or family doctor feels they are too big to do in the office then have them refer you to a urologist who will likely do it in the operating room. ...Read more
Prevention of HIV: The AIDs prevention research project in Africa was a very large research project in Africa, where AIDs is devastating the population, which clearly shows a 60-80% reduction in the rate of HIV transmission due to male circumcision. This research has been evaluated and backed by the World Health Organization. None of the certifying bodies in the US or American press have picked this up, yet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
So he looks lk daddy: Personal choice is the main issue behind circumcision today. Most of my parents who chose to or not to do so because daddy went thru the procedure. Frequency varies over the world. 30% france/australia 10% britain (not covered on nhi plan)~80% us with regional variation. The only boys i see with uti's are not, but that is uncommon. There is some data suggesting less risk of std's. ...Read more
Personal preference: A few cite easier hygiene, decreased std's over a lifetime, elimination of foreskin cancer, etc. The main factor seems to be personal preference. Daddy wants his boy to look the same. I see occasional uti's primarily in uncircumcised boys, but that is uncommon. Rates vary throughout the world. While in the military it was the most requested elective surgery among shipboard sailors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: In the us circumcision is commonplace, 65-80 %, france 30%, australia 30%, great britain 10% (not covered by national health insurance). There is data suggesting increased life risks of UTI & std if not & i remember it being the most requested elective surgery among young enlisted men during my navy years. If it is done at all it is easiest and heals quickest in newborns. ...Read more