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Male Circumcision (from Latin circumcision, meaning “to cut around”) is the surgical removal of the foreskin of the penis. It is estimated that one-sixth to one-third of males worldwide are circumcised. While recent research suggests that there are significant medical reasons for circumcision, it is mostly performed on babies for family, religious or cultural reasons.
Recent research suggests that there are some medical benefits of circumcision.
Cleanliness_Circumcision does make cleanliness of the penis easier, it does not eliminate the need for proper hygiene.
Decreased incidence of infection
Some studies have shown that infants who are circumcised have a significantly reduced risk of getting a urinary tract infection in their first year of life.
Studies have shown that circumcision greatly reduces the risk of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases. When performed at birth, it nearly eliminates the risk of penile cancer. The American Academy of Pediatric compares the benefit of a circumcision to the childhood immunisation.
As with any surgical procedure, circumcision carries some risk. Complications are uncommon, but may include pain, local infection and bleeding1 in 1000.