In most parts of the world, circumcision is a practice that has long religious and cultural roots. Studies reveal that circumcision should be the parent's decision, whether it is in the best interests of the male child.
Though this is a decision mainly taken by the parents, a recent research shows that this method is actually healthy for the male child in the long run.
The study shows that circumcision lowers the risk of acquiring sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, genital herpes, human papillomavirus (HPV) and syphilis.
Well, with all these advantages at hand, do you think parents will take up this step? Here are some of the other blood-curdling facts on circumcision that you ought to be aware of.
So, pull yourself together, gather some courage and read on:
Health Benefits Of Circumcision:
It has been linked to a 10-fold reduction in the risk of urinary tract infection in boys aged 2 or younger. So, with the increase of this practice, there can be a decrease in the urinary tract-related problems. The other health benefits of circumcision is that it prevents penile problems and over a period of time this procedure also prevents penile cancer.
Circumcision Prevents AIDS?
According to studies, this method prevents the transmission of some sexually transmitted diseases like AIDS. The region beneath the foreskin is believed to trap the pathogens and bodily secretions, and favour their survival. So, without the foreskin, there will be no chance of the secretions or harmful pathogens hiding beneath.
Is The Foreskin Complex?
The foreskin isn't just skin. Think of it as more like an eyelid for male genitals. So, can you imagine cutting off the only protection for the most delicate part in the body? Doesn't it feel eerie?
When Did Circumcision Begin?
It is believed that the land of the pharaohs pioneered in the circumcision practice and this dates back to 2400 B.C.
What Is Used To Cut The Foreskin?
The Mogen clamp is a scissor-like device consisting of two flat blades that are clamped over the foreskin, cutting off the blood flow. A scalpel is then used to slice away the tip of the foreskin.