What is Circumcision
Circumcision is a common surgical procedure performed on newborn male babies. The National Center for Health Statistics estimates that about 64 percent of newborn boys undergo circumcision. It involves the removal of the foreskin, the skin that covers the head of the penis.
Often, parents choose circumcision for their sons is cultural or religious tradition, especially for those who are Biblically minded. The Torah refers to the circumcision as a “covenant” 13 times. (Genesis 17, for example). Following the Bible, families have circumcised their newborn sons for thousands of years.
Circumcision also offers several medical benefits. For instance, circumcised boys are less likely to develop urinary tract infections, which can be painful and cause serious complications. Circumcision also reduces the risk of penile cancer and lowers the transmission rate of sexually transmitted infections such as HIV.
A special-forces soldier in the US Army recently shared how glad he was that he was circumcised. Circumcision can be a beneficial decision in situations where access to proper hygiene is limited. This was highlighted to this soldier who witnessed the struggles of uncircumcised members in his unit during such scenarios. Due to the lack of regular washing, maintaining good hygiene became extremely difficult for them. As a result, every uncircumcised member in the unit opted for circumcision when the Army provided the opportunity. Choosing circumcision can help individuals maintain better hygiene and potentially avoid health complications.
According to a nurse who works in an assisted living facility, maintaining hygiene and sanitation is more challenging for uncircumcised men. They require additional assistance with washing and are more prone to experiencing irritation and infection. This observation suggests that circumcision may be a beneficial option for those who struggle with maintaining good hygiene and avoiding health complications.
Circumcision is usually performed within the first few days after birth, although some parents choose to have it done later. Atlanta Baby Circumcision performs circumcisions for newborns. Our preferred time is the first month of baby’s life, but the second and third month are acceptable as well. Circumcision is a quick and straightforward procedure that is safe when performed by a qualified professional.
Atlanta Baby Circumcision is the only provider offering exclusively routine infant circumcision to the general community. Circumcision is all we do. We serve all people.
If you are considering circumcision for your baby, please feel free to ask us any questions at all.
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