Pros of circumcision:
Circumcision has several benefits. Not only does it help aspects of penis health, but it can improve hygiene. That’s because a circumcised penis is simpler to clean and wash, especially for children.
The specific health benefits of circumcision include a lower risk of:
. Certain penis conditions: These penile disorders include balanoposthitis (inflammation of the glans and foreskin), paraphimosis and phimosis, when the foreskin gets stuck out of place.
. Cervical cancer for partners: Female sex partners of circumcised men are less likely to get cervical cancer.
. Penile cancer: Men who had circumcisions are less likely to get cancer of the penis.
. Sexually transmitted infections: Men who had circumcision have a lower risk of certain STIs, including HIV.
Urinary tract infections: UTIs are more common in uncircumcised males.
Cons of circumcision:
. May be seen as disfigurement by some
. May cause pain, although safe and effective medications are administered to reduce pain
. Has few immediate health benefits
. May cause rare complications, including cutting the foreskin too long or too short, poor healing, bleeding, or infection.