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To remove foreskin: Religious requirement for muslims ; jews reduces risk of urinary infections in first 6 months of life. Reduces risk of hiv/aids or stds. More hyeigenic for men who don't or can't retract foreskin. Removes risk of very rare penile cancer, which only occurs if men fail to clean under foreskin. Removes risk of inflammation of foreskin ; glans penis (balanitis ;/or posthitis). Or to look like dad! ...Read more
Not needed if...: Circumcision is unnecessary if good hygiene is done. Babies are born complete, finished, and perfectly fine (except for the few unlucky ones with birth defects). Circumcisions are done for religious and cultural reasons, but the procedure does permanently change the genitals, so parents should think about it and talk about it before doing anything to their perfect little newborn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
FGM is criminal: It is genital butchery. Clitoris is amputated & often labia or vagina partially closed together to prevent penetration. It is illegal in all civilized countries and perpetrators face jail in the USA. Occasional surgeon performs procedure to remove tiny hood of clitoral skin which partially covers glans clitoris. Purpose is to increase clitoral sensation during sex. In males only foreskin removed. ...Read more
Unnecessary Surgery: Many factors involved in this controversial decision...The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that it should be offered, but does not say that circumcision is necessarily recommended. In areas with high rates of sexually transmitted disease, it can prevent infection rates and decrease the risk of UTI, but the jury is out w/ respect to sexual function so it's up to the parents. ...Read more
Female circumcision: Is mutilation because clitoris ; inner labia are removed. Girls or women can die from blood loss. Female circumcision is also frequently accompanied by sewing labia together to prevent sexual penetration until vagina is opened for marriage. There is no medical benefit for women.Sexual pleasure is denied them. Male circumcision involves only removal of foreskin ; has some potential medical benefits. ...Read more
Lots of reasons: Some of the most common: 1) not necessary (although there may be some health benefits - decreased risk of urinary tract infection or getting hiv) 2) usually done as a baby when the baby can't agree to have it done 3) it's more "natural" to leave the foreskin intact - we don't remove other parts of our body, for example. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Religious reasons: Circumcision is part of being a muslim, jew, or some other religion. Circumcision is also a right of passage from chid to manhood with many african tribes. It is also ok if father or brothers are circumcised and johnny doesn't or might not want to look different to them. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Various reasons: Religious adherence if muslim or jewish. To reduce incidence of urinary infections in first 6 - 12 months of life, important for babies born with urinary tract malformations. Subjects who need to self catheterize. To relieve phimosis (tight foreskin). To look like father or brother if they have been circumcised. To reduce incidence of hiv/aids. Mentally challenged males for hygienic reasons. ...Read more
Probably not 4 MorF : Might or might not lessen or increase. Impossible to say because there would have to be a survey of men with normal retractile foreskins who had no problems with sexual enjoyment who were then circumcised & again had no problem. Such a group would be virtually impossible to find. Sex before has less friction if uncircumcised & more if circumcised & have longer enjoyment with less sensation ...Read more
Do you think male circumcision would still happen if doctors all over the world suddenly became women?
Here are some ...: Good Q! Although political correctness & commercialism have distorted much the truth & facts of life as well as reined and ruined much part of our social and personal life, the essence of medical necessity for circumcision still surely remain so practicing circumcision will continue just like the care for prostate disorders has not diminished despite having had more female urologists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Opposite is true: Male circumcision is a legitimate surgical procedure for removal of foreskin. Female circumcision is genital mutilation, includes amputation of clitoris ; banned in all civilized countries. Thus male circumcision is ok for religious, medical or even hygienic indications. Female circumcision is a crime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Always. The only way: in which skin & other tissues heal close after any injury, including more controlled surgically created gaps, is via fibroblasts migrating into area to form connective tissue which forms a scar to both mechanically connect the tissues back together and help restore complex immune system function. Plastic surgery techniques are about how to ? barriers to healing & ? visibility of final scar tissue. ...Read more
There is never a : Medical indication for female genital mutilation. And although some physicians would argue against this, there are at least some times when a male circumcision is medically indicated. Male circumcisions are generally not associated with horrific outcomes. Female genital mutilation is - and has been banned in many countries (at least until age 18 years old). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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