I can't decide if I should have my son circumcized when he is born. Part of me thinks it's a good idea..part of me thinks it's horrible to put a baby through! Any thoughts?
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Answer by Anonymous at 11:57 AM on Jun. 20, 2008
The condition where the foreskin closes over the urethra is called phimosis and is very rare. As far as keeping it clean the penis has a sort of self cleaning system like our vagina's do. When they are young the foreskin is fused to the meatus (head of the penis) and should never be pulled back for any kind of cleaning, just wiped like a finger. The only person that will pull back his penis is the boy when he's ready. As far as infections (again rare as long as the proper care is taken, meaning no retraction) antibiotics can clear up any infection that may occur (same as a girl) and circumcision should be the last suggestion. I would definitely do the research. Here is something to get you started: NOCIRC Your can check out my profile for more links and if you have any questions feel free to ask.
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