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Circumcision, a practice with ancient roots, remains a topic of modern debate. Whether for cultural, religious, or health reasons, the decision to be circumcised vs uncircumcised can be deeply personal and, at times, controversial.

Ahead, we’ll explore the key differences between circumcised and uncircumcised person, their pros and cons, and their effects on one’s body. Learn more!

Which One to Choose: Circumcised vs Uncircumcised

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Circumcised vs uncircumcised: which one is “bad” for the body? This topic is actually a neverending debate among people. While some consider circumcision as a barbaric procedure, others think it is vital to undergo it for health and appearance reasons.

However, neither of these stances is necessarily true, as both options are reasonable. Studies state that the main differences include appearance and hygiene practices.

Exploring the Pros and Cons of Circumcision

Circumcision concept
Circumcision concept

Wondering whether you want to undergo circumcision? Check out the pros and cons below!

Pros of Circumcision

Some of the pros of circumcision are reduced risks of:

  1. HIV: In regions with high HIV prevalence, such as African countries, circumcision has been relevant in reducing the risk of HIV transmission.
  2. Urinary Tract Infection (UTI): Associated with a lower risk of UTIs, especially in the first few months of life.
  3. Penile Cancer: Lower penile cancer risk.
  4. Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs): Help prevent some STIs, including herpes and HPV.
  5. Foreskin Inflammatory: Help prevent inflammatory conditions of the foreskin, such as balanoposthitis and balanitis.

Cons of Circumcision

Despite uncommon, there are some cons of this procedure, including:

However, these risks are less likely to happen when a safe and sterile procedure and aftercare treatment by healthcare providers is employed.

Exploring the Pros and Cons of Uncircumcision

Uncircumcised concept
Uncircumcised concept

On the flip side, uncircumcision also has several pros and cons. Check them out!

Pros of Uncircumcision

Some prominent pros of uncircumcision are:

Cons of Uncircumcision

On the other hand, some cons of uncircumcision are:

Does It Affect Penis Size?

Penis size concept
Penis size concept

Circumcised

No, a slight removal of your foreskin doesn’t impact your penis size; just less “bulky” when it is flaccid—almost unnoticeable. In fact, your penis size depends on your genes and penile tissues blood flow.

Uncircumcised

While circumcised penises are slightly “bulky” during flaccid, uncircumcised penises are the opposite. However, it won’t affect the size during erection.

Does Circumcision Decrease or Increase Sexual Pleasure?

A smiling couple
A smiling couple

While various research has brought up this topic and arguments were shared, higher quality studies suggested there is no change nor improvement of a man’s sexual pleasure whether they’re circumcised or uncircumcised.

Does It Affect Sperm Production or Fertility?

Sperm
Sperm

Circumcised

While circumcision helps reduce the risk of balanitis and phimosis, it doesn’t have a direct effect on sperm production or overall fertility. Your lifestyle, diet and health mainly impact sperm production or fertility.

Uncircumcised

Similar to circumcised penises, uncut penises also don’t have a direct effect on sperm production or fertility. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is pulling back the foreskin necessary?

Yes, pulling back the foreskin is necessary for hygiene to clean underneath and prevent infections. It’s also important during certain medical examinations and sometimes during sexual activity for comfort.

Is circumcision painful?

Circumcision can be painful, but the pain is generally manageable with anesthesia during the procedure and pain relievers afterwards.

What is the best age for circumcision?

The best age for circumcision is generally considered to be in infancy, particularly soon after birth or within the first month of life. This timing is preferred because the procedure is simpler, healing is quicker, and the risk of complications is lower.

Conclusion

When deciding between being circumcised vs uncircumcised, it’s essential to weigh the facts and personal values carefully. Each option comes with its own set of pros and cons. Whether for religious, cultural, or health reasons, the choice is deeply personal and should be made with the best available information and medical advice.

For those seeking more detailed information or guidance, don’t hesitate to reach out to Circumcision Specialist Clinic. Visit our clinic or contact us today to discuss your options with a healthcare professional!

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Booking will be for a bulk-billed consultation to assess the patient’s suitability for circumcision. 

If the patient is eligible the doctor may offer to perform the circumcision on the day for the fee as specified