Advantages of Circumcision

Certain health benefits are thought to be associated with circumcision.

 

Phimosis

A condition that happens when the foreskin cannot be easily pulled back over the head of the penis.  Men with this condition frequently experience pain during sexual intercourse or masturbation

 

Paraphimosis

Somewhat the opposite of phimosis, this is a condition where the foreskin becomes trapped after being pulled back and then swells behind the head of the penis.

 

 

Hygiene

A circumcised penis is easier to keep clean for some men, thus preventing diseases such as balanitis

 

Cancer

Men with a circumcision have a much lesser risk of penile cancer. Circumcision at infancy completely prevents penile cancer.

Studies have also shown that cervical cancer for females is significantly reduced when their male partner is circumcised.

 

 

HIV and other STD’s

Circumcised men have 50% lower incidence of HIV than uncircumcised men. Men with a circumcision are 10 times less likely to contract HIV from a female partner.

The incidences of most other STD’s are lower for men with a circumcised penis