There are numerous reasons why you and your partner may choose circumcision for your baby boy.
Common reasons for circumcision include:
- Religious Beliefs: Many cultures and religions practice circumcision as a traditional rite of passage.
- Personal Preference: Some families opt for circumcision in order to ensure that their son looks like his father, brothers, or friends.
- Hygiene: - generally easier to keep clean and numerous studies show a reduced the risk of STD's (studies show that circumcised boys may be less at risk for the HIV and HPV viruses
Petroleum jelly and sterile gauze are then applied to the wound to help prevent infection. It typically takes between seven and ten days for the circumcision wound to heal.