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If you had to choose a
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August 24, 2011, last updated May 7, 2013

By L. Carr, Associate Editor and Featured Columnist

Circumcision can reduce the risk of catching a sexually
transmitted disease (STD)

Can circumcision help cut your risk of syphilis, gonorrhea,
herpes, HPV or even HIV? Research into this area has led
to mixed results but many experts believe that circumcision
can help prevent these STDs. Why would circumcision help
do this? Removing the foreskin prevents infectious
growths from taking hold, which can lead to sexually
transmitted infections, and cuts down the risk of irritation
that can also make STDs more likely. (Read more about the
Top 10  STDs --what are the signs and what are the
remedies if you get infected.)

Many studies have taken place to see if circumcision has a
place in the HIV/ AIDS prevention program worldwide.

The news here is that while circumcision doesn’t provide
complete protection against HIV so can’t replace safe sex
practices,  it can cut down the transmission rate. In fact,
being circumcised cuts down on your risk of being infected
by HIV dramatically.

A 2009 review of trials on the subject by the South African
Cochrane Centre, South African Medical Research Council
indicates that there is strong evidence that
reduces the risk of heterosexual men acquiring HIV by
between 38 percent and 66 percent.

A 1999 study from Johns Hopkins University, School of
Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore reported that
circumcision before puberty was associated with a reduced
risk of HIV, although later circumcision didn’t have an
effect. The study looked at 6,821 men in Uganda, Africa.  

Circumcision Helps Improve Hygiene

One of the more obvious reasons for circumcision is that a
circumcised penis is easier to keep clean. The removal of
the foreskin makes it less likely that bacteria and other
undesirables collect under the skin, cutting down on
infections and inflammation. However, there shouldn’t
really be any issues with hygiene in uncircumcised men as
long as boys are taught how to effectively and gently clean
the end of their penis. (Read more about
how to clean
your penis.)

Circumcision is necessary to cure certain conditions

Baby boys who are not circumcised will need to undergo
the procedure if they develop the conditions phimosis,
paraphimosis, or balanoposthitis. Remember that phimosis
is a condition where the foreskin cannot be fully retracted
and paraphimosis is when the foreskin cannot return to its
original location once retracted. Both these conditions
cause blood to pool in the veins, causing swelling and pain.
Balanoposthitis is an inflammation of both the glans and
the foreskin.

Risks of Circumcision

Circumcision carries surgical risks of course.

As with all surgical procedures, circumcision carries some
risk. Whether the risk is great enough to outweigh the
potential benefits or the religious and cultural
considerations is largely a personal decision.

Complications arising from circumcision occur in around
1% to 5% of all cases, although certain studies have
suggested the risk may be as 50% of all operations. A
1993 study from Hope Hospital, Salford and University
Hospital Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK states
that some authors report complication rates as low as 0.06
percent while others claim up to 55 per cent.

A 2010 study from the London School of Hygiene &
Tropical Medicine, UK confirmed that mild or moderate
complications occur, especially if circumcision is carried out
at an older age or by inexperienced practitioners. T

he most common complications of circumcision, and ones
which can be treated easily, are pain after surgery,
bleeding and infection, ulceration, or scar tissue.

Hemorrhage and sepsis are the main causes of serious
complications from circumcision. Circumcision very rarely
results in death.

Circumcision can harm your sex life?

Some experts suggest that circumcision can make the end
of your penis less sensitive. 2007 research from the
National Organization of Circumcision Information
Resources Center claims circumcision removes the five
areas of the penis most responsive to light touch. Is this
true, does circumcision affect your sex life? Other experts
disagree with the report’s findings and also claim that
“light touch” doesn’t necessarily do it for many men –
during intercourse the penis of both a circumcised and
uncircumcised man can be stimulated in many different

Circumcision increases the risk of inflammation

If you are circumcised, you are more at risk of contracting
meatitis, a condition of the opening of the penis.
Circumcision exposes the opening to an increased risk of
inflammation and irritation, which can cause meatitis.

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