Benefits of Circumcision on Male Babies
Circumcision, surgical removal of the foreskin covering the tip of the male organ, is being practiced in many parts of the world. Notably, it is done on the newborn. It is a complex and delicate procedure when it comes to the young one. Some people perform circumcision due to religious reasons, others because of their culture or for health benefits. It is essential to perform circumcision when the baby is unaware of their surroundings. If the baby is aware of what is going on and can recognize faces, it can create anxiety on the baby-making them uncomfortable. The best recommended time is when the baby is four weeks old up to four months. Notably, the process is painful, and the baby is no exception. Therefore, it is advisable to practice proper pain control mechanism. Many medical ways are safe for the baby to relief pain.
It is crucial to take the baby to a professional doctor who is licensed to perform circumcision. The doctor performing circumcision should be experienced and have the know-how in the field. This way, you will reduce the chances of complication during the procedure. Note that the doctor should examine the baby first and advice the parents if it will be safe to go ahead with the process. Babies who were born underweight and may still be recovering should not undergo circumcision. Also, babies suffering from certain illnesses may be at risk of complications during the procedure. This article will outline several health benefits of baby circumcision. First; many parents perform circumcision on their young for hygiene purposes.
When circumcision is done, the foreskin is removed. This makes it easier to clean beneath the male organ. Note that the foreskin can trap dirt and bacteria. Note that even if circumcision has not taken place, cleaning the male organ is possible, but you need to clean well and thoroughly. When the baby is circumcised, the risk of urinary tract infection is significantly reduced. Note that when the foreskin is removed, the area is cleaned well, stays dry, eliminating the chances of growth of bacteria. Bacteria are responsible for causing an infection that if it goes untreated, it can result in kidney problems. Therefore, parents allow their babies to undergo circumcision as a preventive measure against life-threatening diseases.
Research shows that circumcision reduces the chances of getting sexually transmitted infections, but it is advisable to practice safe sex as circumcised males are still at risks of viruses. Also, circumcision reduces penile problems. Note the foreskin is unable to retract, and this may lead to inflammation that can be painful and make the baby uncomfortable. In some instances, the foreskin can be too tight and may require surgical circumcision. This could be the only option even if the parents are against circumcision. Circumcision is said to reduce sexual dysfunction later in life and reduces the risks of penile cancer. Although research shows that penile cancer is sporadic, patients who are at risk are uncircumcised males. Such cases drive many parents into taking their male babies for circumcision.