advice for parents for baby circumcision
December 29, 2017

Baby Circumcision: The Risks and the Benefits

Baby circumcision in Montreal & Canada seems to be shrouded in certain controversies, with some people advocating for it, and others completely against it. Irrespective of everyone’s stance on circumcision, the pros and cons will always clash. However, according to several studies and researchers, there is no sufficient evidence to support or oppose baby circumcision.

Baby circumcision is not medically necessary, and whether or not you prefer it for your son may be a personal, religious or cultural decision. It should be noted that as a child, the baby may not benefit from circumcision, but when they grow older, then they may find circumcision beneficial in some way. For example, baby circumcision may help prevent urinary tract infections amongst infants and in teens.

As the baby grows into young adulthood, the circumcised penis is rumored to lower the risk of being affected by penile cancer. This is very common amongst adults, and is one of the reasons why male circumcision is highly recommended for the grownups.

Also, circumcision may potentially help to lower the risk of infection of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, where the risks are lowered by up to 60% amongst circumcised men. However, none of the aforementioned reasons should impact your decision to move forward with the procedure, as getting circumcised is simply a personal decision.

Should you decide to opt for it, it is vital to ensure that the procedure is completed by a professional, in an accredited facility. Such a circumcision comes with minimal risks, but just like any other surgical procedure, a lot of care will be necessary, hence the need for it to be done by a professional.

The rate of complications amongst infants getting circumcised, ranges between 0.1% and 35%, with the majority of the difficulties involving excessive bleeding, infections, and failure to remove enough foreskin. In rare cases, too much foreskin may be removed, and this may result in a painful erection in adulthood.