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Reasons Why It Is Important For A Male Child To Be Circumcised At Birth

We are all aware that a male child must go through the process of circumcision, but most people do not actually know the reason why and why it is essential. Circumcision is the surgical removal of the skin covering the tip of the penis; foreskin. According to an article published by Healthline, here is why circumcision in males is really important and what health benefits it offers.

1. Circumcision allows for easier hygiene. It makes it simpler to wash the penis. If a boy child is allowed to grow up with an uncircumcised penis, he will have to go through the everyday tedious process of washing beneath the foreskin which doesn't ensure a thorough cleanup.

2. Circumcision reduces the risk of Urinary Tract Infections. These infections are however more common in uncircumcised males. Severe infections early in life can also lead to kidney problems later on, or sepsis; a serious medical condition in which the whole body is inflamed, causing injury to its own tissues and organs as a response to infection.

3. Circumcision also decreases the risk of penile cancer. Although this is a very rare condition and good genital hygiene also reduces the risk.

4. Circumcision decreases the risk of cervical cancer in the female partners of circumcised men.

5. Circumcision decreases the risk of contracting STIs, especially HIV. Male circumcision reduces the risk of HIV infection because it removes tissue in the foreskin that is particularly vulnerable to the virus, and because the area under the foreskin is easily scratched or torn during sex.

6. Circumcision prevents the risk of developing penile problems. The foreskin on an uncircumcised penis can be difficult to retract (phimosis) which can lead to inflammation of the foreskin or head of penis.

While circumcision can be an uncomfortable process to watch your child go through as a parent, especially of a newborn, it is worth considering however. A male child is better off circumcised than uncircumcised.

Source: Healthline

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