Benefits of Circumcision

Dozens of different studies have been performed on circumcision, and the procedure has been associated with a number of different health benefits.

Circumcision may work to:

  • Reduce the risk of STD's (studies show that circumcised boys may be less at risk for the HIV and HPV viruses).
  • Reduce the risk of urinary tract infections (some studies suggest that uncircumcised boys are ten times more likely to suffer from a urinary tract infection).
  • Decrease the likelihood of penile cancer (though already a rare disease, circumcision may further reduce your risk of contracting penile cancer).
  • Make personal hygiene easier (removal of the foreskin may reduce the amount of skin cells and bacteria caught inside the penis, and it can make washing of the penis easier).

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