-Circumcision reduces the risk of developing a urinary tract infection (UTI), such as a bladder infection.
-Circumcision reduces the risk of getting some types of sexually transmitted infections such as HIV.
-Circumcision reduces the risk of developing cancer of the penis.
Most healthcare professionals maintain that the potential benefits of circumcision are not strong enough to justify routine childhood circumcision. Critics of circumcision argue that it has disadvantages, such as:
-Reduced sensitivity – an uncircumcised penis is more sensitive than a circumcised penis, meaning that circumcised men may experience less pleasure during sex.
-Potential complications of circumcision – these include excessive bleeding and post-operative infection, and outweigh any potential benefits.