Infant male circumcision: Is a circumcised penis healthy through adulthood?

  • It is easier to keep the area clean

    Yes, I believe that a circumcised penis is healthier for the child and the adult. When a penis is not circumcised it is sometime difficult to clean the portion of the penis that is covered by the extra skin. Sometimes it becomes so tight that it cannot be pulled back for cleaning. Having the skin removed, in the end can decrease infection and odors that may occur due to the a lack of good hygiene.

  • Yes it is.

    As long as the circumcision is done properly, there is no reason that a penis should not be healthy through adulthood. If it is done improperly, or if there is an infection afterward, then there could be some long lasting problems. However, this is very rare in the age of modern medicine.

  • Even More Sanitary

    I believe that a circumcised penis is healthy through adulthood. There are no medical disadvantages to circumcision other than a few days of healing, after the procedure is completed. The results reduce the chances of infection and make it easier to practice proper hygiene. Essentially, it is a procedure that parents should make a decision on that they think will favor the child's opinion, as, once it's done it can't be reversed and if it isn't done as a baby, chosing to do it in adulthood can be far more painful.

  • A circumcised penis is healthy through adulthood.

    A circumcised penis is normally healthy through adulthood. Countless men have undergone circumcision as babies without any problems later in life. In fact, circumcision can make the male genitalia more hygienic and safe. It is a time honored tradition, and if it were not safe it would have been outlawed long ago.

  • Circumcised Penises Post Little Health Risks

    Circumcised penises pose few health risks to adults. I'm nearly 40 and I've never had a problem with the health of my organ whatsoever. I'm not for circumcision because I think it's unnecessarily barbaric and is an antiquated way of doing things. I didn't have a choice as to be circumcised or not since I was just a few hours old when I had the procedure done and couldn't say "no, wait, stop don't." God put foreskin there for a reason and we shouldn't cut it off.

  • Circumsision is best.

    Most people get circumcised because it is the normal thing to do in today's society. It not only helps the penis remain healthy throughout adulthood, it helps prevent any infections that may occur. It is overall just a healthy and beneficial choice and I think all infant males should be circumcised.

  • Yes, barring things that have nothing to do with the actual circumcision, it is healthy

    The starting point is that it's easier to clean, and that's kind of the end of the argument too. There is nothing credible that has proven that circumcision is an unhealthy procedure, there are just two sides of the argument (largely based on whether the person arguing is circumcised or not) that have reached absurd levels of hostility and have long since been based on fact or any attempt to find it.

  • It is safer to keep the foreskin attached!

    Is it not ridiculous to try to prevent AIDS by cutting off healthy undiseased tissue when the tissue that is cut off contains substances that fight against viruses such as HIV? Keeping the foreskin and education is safer than circumcision. If a man is foolish enough not to use a condom, or if the condom breaks, he can be safer with the foreskin than without it. Heterosexual uncircumcised men who wait ten minutes and wipe with a dry cloth are safer than circumcised men.
    "If we were to express the efficacy of delayed washing in the same way that the results of PrEP trials were reported, that is as relative risk reductions, this would mean that not washing immediately, but waiting for at least 10 minutes after intercourse before washing can reduce the risk of infection by 83%. Compare this to the 44% efficacy of Truvada in the iPrEx trial, the 39 % efficacy of tenofovir gel in reducing the risk of infection in women in the Caprisa 004 trial, and the 38-66% efficacy reported for circumcision over 24 months."

    The reason the foreskin provides protection is because it contains Langerin which is a barrier to HIV-infected Langerhan's cells thus making the foreskin the body's front line of defense against disease and infections such as HIV! De Witte wrote: "Langerin is a natural barrier to HIV-1 infection, and strategies to combat infection must enhance, preserve or, at the very least, not interfere with Langerin expression and function."
    de Witte L, Nabatov A, Pion M, et al. (March 2007). "Langerin is a natural barrier to HIV-1 transmission by Langerhans cells". Nature Medicine 13

  • A circumcised penis is no more healthy than an intact penis.

    There are zero links between circumcision and better health or more cleanliness. Cleanliness is based on a persons personal hygiene habits, not what body parts they do or do not have. Parents who teach their children to be clean individuals, are the ones with children who don't have many infections. Don't cut your baby to enable your own laziness!

  • The natural, WHOLE penis is healthy through adulthood, not a mutilated one!

    Intact boys need NO extra care - the foreskin is fused to the shaft (like a fingernail - imagine tearing and cutting that away) and anything which might get inside the tip is washed away by sterile urine. No need to peel back the foreskin before it naturally retracts sometime in later childhood/puberty. Teens/adults just need to retract and rinse in the shower - and how many men do not like to touch themselves in the shower?

    The male foreskin contains over 20,000 specialized nerve-endings; in contrast, the female clitoris contains only 8,000! Why would any man not want to have that; why would any parent want to deprive their son of a full and natural sex life?

    In Europe, where baby boys are not routinely mutilated at birth, boys and men are not running around with rampant infections. Men are happy to have 100% of the bodies they were born with, to use and enjoy as God/Nature intended. The foreskin serves many protective and pleasurable (for BOTH partners!) purposes and is MEANT to be there. The rest of the civilized world looks at us Americans, still cutting our boys, with the same horror and disgust with which we look upon cultures who cut their girls.

    "When it comes to holding down perfectly healthy babies and severing flesh from their bodies, how much can you cut away before it becomes morally wrong?”

    But again, if an adult man elects to have the procedure - all power to him. By then he will be fully aware of what he is giving up. His body, his choice.

  • Say no to circumcision

    There is NO link between circumcision and better health. In fact, cutting a baby boy's genitals creates immediate health risks. The foreskin is actually an important and functional body part, protecting the head of the penis from injury and providing moisture and lubrication. Circumcision also diminishes sexual pleasure later in life.

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