Circumcision Essay

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Neonatal Circumcision
Circumcision is a procedure in which all or part of the prepuce or foreskin of the penis is removed. The foreskin or the prepuce is the fold of skin which covers the head (the glans) of the penis. A neonate is a newborn child, usually in the first week of life and up to four weeks old. Circumcision is usually performed on the first few days usually on healthy newborns after birth and mostly delayed for preterm babies and babies with medical condition. Circumcision of the male neonate is a common procedure in our society. It is mostly done at the consent of the parents. Parents usually decide to have their newborns circumcised for one or more of the for medical reasons and non medical reasons such religious, cultural and cosmetic reasons.
The following conditions may contradict with neonatal
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- Family history of gross keloid formation.
Advantages of neonatal circumcision
- In the first year of life, a circumcised infant is less likely to get a urinary tract infection. It may be easier to keep a circumcised penis clean and uninfected, though boys who don 't have circumcisions can be taught to properly clean beneath the foreskin once it becomes retractable (usually by puberty).
- Later in life, studies show that circumcised men may also be at lower risk for developing cancer of the penis (although the disease is rare). Circumcision may lower the risk of contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) from an infected female partner.
- Circumcision can decrease risk of urinary tract infections.
- Circumcision can reduce risk of some sexually transmitted diseases in men such as HIV.
- It is a protection against penile cancer and a reduced risk of cervical cancer in female sex partners.
- Circumcision can prevent balanitis (inflammation of the glans) and balanoposthitis (inflammation of the glans and
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