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What are the pros and cons of circumcision?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Open to debate

P: less urinary infections in first year of life, c:utis in otherwise normal boys are rare.
P:cleaner if u don't wash.C: clean if u wash. P: prevents penile cancer, which is rare. C:avoided with good hygiene.P/c:may or may not improve sex, not proven. P:avoid phimosis or balanitis, reduce risk of HIV or hpv transmission during unprotected sex, like dad or brothers if they are circ'd - ?Important.

In brief: Open to debate

P: less urinary infections in first year of life, c:utis in otherwise normal boys are rare.
P:cleaner if u don't wash.C: clean if u wash. P: prevents penile cancer, which is rare. C:avoided with good hygiene.P/c:may or may not improve sex, not proven. P:avoid phimosis or balanitis, reduce risk of HIV or hpv transmission during unprotected sex, like dad or brothers if they are circ'd - ?Important.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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