13 doctors weighed in:
What are considered well accepted advantages of circumcision?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Really none
There are no true benefits of circumcision.
Old beliefs that circumcision may confer better care of the penis have not been substantiated, as most males do well being uncircumcised. As far as std, including HIV prevention, the benefit of circumcision as a preventative measure is highly debatable.

In brief: Really none
There are no true benefits of circumcision.
Old beliefs that circumcision may confer better care of the penis have not been substantiated, as most males do well being uncircumcised. As far as std, including HIV prevention, the benefit of circumcision as a preventative measure is highly debatable.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. George Klauber
Circumcision reduces the remote risk of urinary infections in infant boys. Should be seriously considered for infants with bladder or urthral abnormalities which can predispose to UTIs. Also for boys who are mentally challenged and would not practice penile hygene as they grow up. Otherwise agree with Dr. Conovalciuk
Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Hygiene etc.
Less risk of urinary infections in first 6 - 12 months of life, which are quite uncommon anyway.
Worth doing in boys with urinary tract abnormalities such as urethral valves, bladder reflux or hydronephrosis. Much cleaner for men who do not wash. Is a cure for phimosis (tight foreskin). Prevents the all too rare cancer of penis. Significant reduction in HIV &hpv transmission (studies from africa).

In brief: Hygiene etc.
Less risk of urinary infections in first 6 - 12 months of life, which are quite uncommon anyway.
Worth doing in boys with urinary tract abnormalities such as urethral valves, bladder reflux or hydronephrosis. Much cleaner for men who do not wash. Is a cure for phimosis (tight foreskin). Prevents the all too rare cancer of penis. Significant reduction in HIV &hpv transmission (studies from africa).
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Preventative if any
Circ rates run 0-80% depending on cultural, religious& healthcare practices around the world.
The only males with uti's i've treated in 3 decades were uncircumcised & often <2mo old. You'll never have a trapped glans(paraphimosis) or cancer of the removed area. In the end, its more cultural than need.I view it similar to piercing ears but with a few potential health benefits.

In brief: Preventative if any
Circ rates run 0-80% depending on cultural, religious& healthcare practices around the world.
The only males with uti's i've treated in 3 decades were uncircumcised & often <2mo old. You'll never have a trapped glans(paraphimosis) or cancer of the removed area. In the end, its more cultural than need.I view it similar to piercing ears but with a few potential health benefits.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: The Data
Analysis of all the available research data by the american academy of pediatrics demostrated a benefit of doing it versus the detriment of the risk.
The benefit was described as "small", but this does mean there is an advantage to performing it than the risk of not.

In brief: The Data
Analysis of all the available research data by the american academy of pediatrics demostrated a benefit of doing it versus the detriment of the risk.
The benefit was described as "small", but this does mean there is an advantage to performing it than the risk of not.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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