DR. J. OHAYON - ALLERGY & IMMUNOLOGY CLINIC
Circumcision is a procedure where the skin covering the end of the penis (known as the foreskin), is removed, leaving the tip exposed. Like any medical procedure, circumcision is not without risks. However ,more research has provided increasing evidence for the health benefits of the procedure. Some general benefits include:
- Easier genital hygiene
- Lower risk of getting cancer of the penis, a rare type of cancer
- Protective against syphilis disease
- Lower prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) transmission. Studies found a 30% to 40% reduction in risk of infection among circumcised males.
- The circumcised male may be less at-risk for HIV infection due to the foreskin being sensitive to abrasion and the foreskin containing a high density of HIV target cells.
- Studies show that urinary-tract infection (UTI) incidence among boys under 2 years is reduced in those who were circumcised compared with uncircumcised boys.
Please make sure to bring the items on the sheet, along with any additional baby care products you feel may be needed.
List of general instructions for post-circumcision care. If there are any concerns please contact our office.
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