Pros and cons of circumcision

Circumcision has become a hotly debated topic amongst parents and medical professionals alike
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Pros and cons of circumcision

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- The pros and cons of circumcision is something that's hotly debated right now. The pros of circumcision is that it does reduce the risk of cancer to penis from almost nothing to more or less nothing. It does seem to reduce the risk of getting HIV or AIDS by about fifty percent. It does also reduce the risk of getting HPV or papillomavirus infection, which can cause cancer in the woman and the man. Also, it may reduce other infections. The cons of circumcision, the disadvantage is that it's a surgical procedure. It requires usage of anesthesia. It has risk of causing infection, bleeding, damage to the penis, and it also is painful for the child often. And the hottest topic right now is: Is it as ethical? Is it okay to surgically alter a newborn healthy boy just because you want to?


Circumcision has become a hotly debated topic amongst parents and medical professionals alike

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Dr. Mikael N Brisinger practices Obstetrics and Gynecology at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles. He has been practicing medicine for over 22 years. Dr. Brisinger did his residency at UCLA Medical Center and has been on the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 1997. He is a native to Sweden, and has five children. He loves outdoor activities and spending quality with his kids. 

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