Benefits of circumcising your baby boy
According to the AAP, research suggests that there may be some medical benefits to circumcision. Boys who have been circumcised are at reduced risk for:
• Foreskin infections
• Urinary tract infections
• Penile cancer
• Sexually transmitted diseases
• Phimosis, a condition in uncircumcised males that makes foreskin retraction impossible
Circumcision also makes it easier to keep the end of the penis clean.
Note: Some studies show that good hygiene can help prevent certain problems with the penis, including infections and swelling, even if the penis is not circumcised. In addition, using a condom during sex will help prevent STDs and other infections.