Adult Circumcision
Adult Circumcision

Adult Circumcision

To Cut Or Not To Cut?

That is the question..

That is indeed the question for many guys out there contemplating adult circumcision.

It is surely not an easy decision to make.

Adult circumcision has been practiced since ancient times. The oldest documented evidence of it comes from ancient Egypt with the identification of circumcised mummies as well as the depiction of circumcision in bas relief on an ancient tomb.

The tomb of Ankhmahor, a high-ranking official in ancient Egypt, is situated in a vast burial ground just outside Cairo. A picture of a man standing upright is carved into one of the walls. His hands are restrained, and another figure kneels in front of him, holding a tool to his penis. Though there is no definitive explanation of why circumcision began, many historians believe this relief, carved more than four thousand years ago, is the oldest known record of the procedure.

Naturally with the advancement of medicine, better and safer techniques

such as the clamp and ring method were developed with the most recent

stapler method of circumcision yielding excellent outcomes.

Why would one undergo circumcision especially as an adult?

Are there medical benefits to circumcision?

Be gone HIV and other Sexually transmitted infections

The foreskin isn’t just skin. Think of it as more like an eyelid for male genitals. On the inside, the foreskin is made up of mucous membrane, analogous to the inside of the eyelid or the inside of the mouth. It’s this moist environment that seems to be responsible for the foreskin’s association with sexually transmitted infections. The foreskin also contains a large number of Langerhans cells, a type of immune cell targeted by HIV infection.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there is evidence to suggest that circumcision reduces the risk of contracting HIV.

Studies conducted in Kenya, South Africa, and Uganda revealed that circumcision lowers a man’s risk of becoming infected with HIV as much as 60 percent. 

Circumcision also decreases the risk of getting sexually transmissible infections (STIs) than men who are not circumcised.

Male circumcision has benefits for women too as studies have shown a reduced risk of human papillomavirus, genital ulcers, herpes simplex virus type 2, syphilis, bacterial vaginosis and T vaginalis in women whose partners are circumcised. This is likely due to changes in the male partner’s anatomy, making transmission of an infection less.

The trouble with foreskin

Maintaining good hygiene and care of your genitals reduces the chances of developing problems such as skin irritations/inflammation and common infections.

Common foreskin issues include

  • balanitis (swelling of the foreskin)
  • balanoposthitis (inflammation of the tip and foreskin of the penis)
  • paraphimosis (inability to return a retracted foreskin to its original position)
  • phimosis (inability to retract the foreskin)

 Circumcision can effectively eliminate these foreskin related problems once and for all.

The Big C

Researchers at the University of Montreal have shown that men circumcised after the age of 35 were 45% less at risk of later developing prostate cancer than uncircumcised men.

Circumcision also appears to reduce the risk of penile cancer, although researchers are unsure why.  HPV contributes to the risk for penile cancer, so that is one likely reason.

Gone in 60 seconds

The Adult Urology journal study, conducted by lead researcher Temucin Senkul – a urologist in  Turkey found that three months after adult circumcision surgeries, almost all of the men in the study had taken much longer to ejaculate during sex following a circumcision. The reason? Senkul feels that the prolonged ejaculation is a direct result of the circumcision, which is known to lessen the penis’ sensitivity. 

In 2014,The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) released its first-ever draft guidelines on circumcision that recommend that doctors counsel parents and uncircumcised males on the health benefits of the procedure.

According to them,the scientific evidence is clear that the benefits outweigh the risks.

A search about adult circumcision on the internet will take you through many clinics offering different techniques of foreskin removal.

The stapler circumcision is fast becoming a superior method because of its short operative time, minimal pain and tissue injury and fast recovery period.

Here at Universal Clinic, we have experienced doctors performing this procedure daily.

Come see us today if you are interested in adult circumcision.

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