Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Kim | 2011/05/09

Q.

circumcision

Good morning!
I know the believe is, if there''s no medical reason then it''s not necassary to circumcised, yet for personal reasons i am contemplating having my 2yrd old circumcised. Could you pls advise the pro''s and con''s of having it done at this age.
Thanking you.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

People feel very strongly one way or the other on this issue. You are correct in that circumcision is usually only done for sound medical or religious reasons these days.There is now a strong recommendation doing the rounds in SA that boys should be circumcised as this greatly reduces the risk transmission of HIV in adult life.In many cases as well the circumcison is done for personal reasons.The operation itself is a very simple procedure.

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