There are several medical benefits to male circumcision, which include:
- The reduction of Urinary Tract Infections (UTI), especially in their first year of life, where studies have shown that UTIs are 10 times more common in un-circumcised infants.
- Greater chance of eliminating the risk of penile cancer, which affects 1/6000 uncircumcised men. Reduces the risk of penile problems such as phimosis and infection or flammation of the foreskin
- Cervical cancer is more common in women whose male sexual partners are not circumcised
- Reduces the risk of some Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) such as HIV, HPV and Trichomonas
- Better hygiene
- 10% of uncircumcised boys will need to be circumcised later in life, due to various medical reasons, that may require hospitalization and general anesthetic. Circumcision at an early age is a lot simpler and easier to perform, and also eliminates any problems before they can occur.