Why Circumcise Your Male Child

August 13, 2019
by Kevin RR Williams

Most men in the United States have been circumcised. Other than majority compliance, why is it even a consideration?

⚠️ Use discretion. Contains graphic human anatomy images.

During circumcision the skin that covers the tip of the penis is surgically removed, exposing the glans. A clamp or ring is placed on the penis that later falls off. The doctor then applies an ointment like petroleum jelly and wraps it in gauze, allowing the patient to go home in a few hours. Within 10 days, the surgical site should suffi­ciently heal. A medical need for circumcision includes correcting foreskin that is too tight to be retracted from the glans or to reduce the risk of certain sexually transmitted infections.

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