Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Jp | 2008/08/08

Q.

Circumcision

What are your thoughts on circumcision of male babies. I need to make the difficult decision for my son. I am considering the option for a healthier lifestyle and less maintenace worries in the future. It seems to have been the norm when i grew up but it seems like things have changed. I am also not sure when it should be done ?

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

There is no need for this operation to be done unless there is a definite medical reason.

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Posted by: Been there!!! | 2008/08/24

Jp, you should be applauded for having the foresight to consider this for your son for the future. I wish that my parents could have made that decision for me as an infant and not having me go through problems with my foreskin through adulthood and then have to face being circumcised. Aesthetically the results being done as an adult are never as good as those done early in age. Also the pain and discomfort would have been prevented by being done earlier. I made sure that my son was circumcised as an infant so that he could benefit from it his entire life. There may be no medical reason as stated by the Doc above, but there are sexual, social, religious and other reasons that make it worth it. The woman or women in his life will certainly thank you someday. Also, the benefits from decreased STDs and HIV/AIDS problems makes it a no brainer. Go ahead and have it done. You ARE giving him a bigger chance at a healthier lifestyle.

Don' t let the naysayers talk you out of your gut decision. Almost all of them have never experienced it both ways. I have and can tell you being circumcised has more benefits than I could have ever imagined. Just do it and good luck!!! Let us know your decision!

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