Circumcision rises down-under / The debate continues on DadsClub.com.au
The risks include: pain, surgical mishap or complications, and decreased sexual pleasure.
Irrespective of what opinion you follow, it appears the trend is to avoid, what could only be described as THE most UNPLEASANT cut- OUCH!!!!
In 1950, 90% of us fellas had the little fella topped (or should I say chopped off) by the 1980’s that reduced to 40% and today it is merely 10-15%.
There is mounting evidence that the procedure can prevent the spread of STIs and HIV, it can reduce the spread of penile cancer and protects against urinary tract infections in infants.
Starting to change your mind?
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians says the potential complications of the surgery and anesthesia, such as infections and bleeding, mean any benefits “do not warrant a recommendation of universal circumcision and infant males.”
Even if you do decide on this procedure, you may find it hard to get one, as circumcisions are not performed in most Australian public hospitals unless there is a medical need.
If you want your boy to have more in common with his peers, it probably makes sense to go with the trend of avoiding the cut unless it is medically or religiously required.
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