Why should you consider circumcision ?
With the anti-circumcision propaganda on the net, consider the following facts:
1. The foreskin increases the risk of male and female infections.
Phimosis (inability to retract the foreskin) is normal in very young boys, but is gone by age 3 in 90%. If still present after age 6 it is regarded as a problem.
Paraphimosis (where the retracted foreskin cannot be brought back again over the glans) is a very painful problem, relieved by circumcision or slitting the dorsal surface of the foreskin.
To paediatric surgeons, the most obvious medical reasons for circumcision are balanitis (inflammation of the glans) and posthitis (inflammation of the foreskin), which are very painful conditions virtually limited to uncircumcised males.
The need for an appliance for urinary drainage in quadriplegics and in senile men is facilitated if they are circumcised. Boys and men who are not circumcised can be a source of irritation if they do not retract the foreskin when they urinate, as splatter will occur.
Foreskin problems also mean intercourse is painful.
Another condition, Frenular chordee, results from an unusually thick and often tight frenulum and prevents the foreskin from fully retracting. The frenulum then tears during intercourse or masturbation. This problem can be solved by excising the frenulum during a circumcision. Frenoplasty (removing just the tight frenulum) is also possible.