Reasons for a Circumcision
There are many reasons a man may want to remove their foreskin. While it is a personal decision, reasons vary from appearance to medical. Below are some of the more common reasons.
|Cosmetic||Circumcision is common in American society and some men want the same aesthetic appearance as others. We also commonly see men who want to revise the appearance of their circumcision.|
|Hygiene||A circumcised penis is easier to keep clean for some men, thus preventing diseases such as balanitis.|
|Phimosis||A condition that happens when the foreskin cannot be easily pulled back over the head of the penis. Men with this condition frequently experience pain during sexual intercourse or masturbation.|
|Paraphimosis||Somewhat the opposite of phimosis, this is a condition where the foreskin becomes trapped after being pulled back and then swells behind the head of the penis.|
|Balanitis & balanoposthitis||Inflammation of the penis head and foreskin caused by the lack of aeration and the accumulation of smegma under the foreskin.|
|Cancer||Men with a circumcision have a much lesser risk of penile cancer. Circumcision at infancy completely prevents penile cancer.|
Studies have also shown that cervical cancer for females is significantly reduced when their male partner is circumcised.
|HIV and other STD's||Circumcised men have 50% lower incidence of HIV than uncircumcised men. Men with a circumcision are 10 times less likely to contract HIV from a female partner.
The incidences of most other STD's are lower for men with a circumcised penis.