To Get Circumcised or Not – The Question That’s out Everywhere?

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One question that get’s on the mind of an every new born son is; to have circumcised or not? Generally a lot of people get their sons circumcised while the others are against opting for this procedure. For parents, this is the earliest of the considerations of getting their son’s manhood shaped, and somewhere a religious approach, and maybe for some it’s about passing a legacy. 

Adult Circumcision if Not As a Child

For David Cornell, M.D., at Circumcision Center, this discussion of circumcision is important, if not as a child then adult circumcision because it’s a way of transmitting a trait of acquired characteristics. He performs a large number of men circumcision procedures, both initial ones and revisions of prior procedures. 

Along with performing the procedure, he is also involved in making people understand the importance of circumcision: health benefits and reasons why should an adult patient get circumcised if missed having it done in childhood.

The Findings Supporting Circumcision 

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) commented against circumcision in 1999, as they were highly against the procedure. However, the latest summary presented a more ambiguous picture of male circumcision, and pointed out towards health benefits associated with this. 

Male circumcision reduces urinary tract infections, penile cancer, and transmission of sexually transmitted diseases as HIV/AIDS. Many trials in east Africa have demonstrated the effects of male circumcision on HIV prevalence, for instance, though the benefits are attenuated in communities with lower HIV risk profiles. 

Evolutionary and Cultural Context of Male Circumcision 

The latest of expert commentary draws significant attention to male circumcision, while this discussion will be placed in evolutionary and cultural context. 

The practice of male circumcision dates back to 1000 years, and is even found documented in Egyptian paintings. Circumcision had a strong regional hold, even before it was practiced in Islamic or standard Jewish practice. The general removal of prepuce is very tame as compared to the genital modifications in various parts of New Guinea and Australia, a very deep subincision is made which has the ability to alter the flow of a man’s stream.

Where ever in the world these practices are carried out, they have reasons favoring alteration of male genitals. Some analysis carried out for understanding of these practices claim that, modifications of most male genitalia occurs near the puberty (rather than at birth). The procedures have religious and symbolic importance. 

A mark of manhood, a circumcised male can either fit in or be left out of the crowd.

Why Penis Modification and Not Male Genitalia?

As compared to male genitalia, the penis is rather plain. The penis is free of spines, lacks fancy ornamentations, and doesn’t get stuck in female’s reproductive tract. But as far as the solid reasons are concerned, prepuce has a significant role to play in male sensitivity – might act as a shield for the penis from the day-to-day ouches, make penetration easier during intercourse, harbor secretions which aid lubrication.

Males that have prepuce have more sexual pleasure than male without prepuce, and it will also be less pleasurable to a female partner. A study conducted in 1999 found that, women have more sexual pleasure with circumcised men than partners with intact. As far as evolutionary perspective is concerned, the ultimate litmus test is reproductive success.

While these days, circumcision is directly linked to the protection from infectious diseases. Although, other discussions may involve the social identity and all, but majorly, it’s the health benefits that are forcing more and more people to opt for circumcision. Whether kids or adults, the awareness is equally celebrated.

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