Circumcision is a hot topic and a major issue in the 'mommy wars'. Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin of a boy's penis. Whether or not to circumcise is a decision all parents have to make for their newborn boys and something that should be talked about before your little one is born. Circumcision is an irreversible decision and not one that should be made lightly.
A 2002 study shows male circumcision was linked to a reduced risk of human papillomavirus infection (HPV). The study also shows a lower risk of cervical cancer in the current female partners of circumcised men with a history of multiple sexual partners (due to the increased risk of cervical cancer in women with HPV).
Circumcision prevents phimosis (the inability to retract the foreskin at an age when it should normally be retractable), paraphimosis (the painful inability to return the foreskin to its original location), and balanoposthitis (inflammation of the glans and foreskin).
Circumcised males have a reduced number of urinary tract infections.
Circumcision reduces the transmission of some STDs including HIV.
Circumcision increases the chance of meatitis (inflammation of the opening of the penis).
Circumcision is an unnecessary medical procedure which results in unnecessary pain for the newborn.
Circumcision procedure has the possibility of infection or surgical complications.
Surveys found that intact males experience greater pleasure from sex as well as their female partners.
Circumcision is considered genital mutilation by some as you are removing a body part.
Some circumcised men experience negative or even traumatic psychological effects due to losing an integral part of their penis without their consent.