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Is Circumcision Necessary? Reasons for and Against the Ancient Practice

Posted by John Dugan on Monday, November 19, 2018, In : Men's Health 

Parents face this question when having a male child and adult men face it later in life: Is circumcision necessary? While there are plenty of reasons to get circumcised, very few of them could be classified as necessary. Generally, most reasons to get circumcised center around personal belief, medical issues, or social conditioning. Let’s look at some reasons that circumcision might be necessary and other reasons one may want to think twice before going under the knife.

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Adult Circumcision Pros and Cons

Posted by John Dugan on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, In : Men's Health 

Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin, which is the skin covering the tip of the penis. This practice originated in several religious rites and eventually became the norm in society today. It is usually done within the first few days of a child’s birth, Fthough it can be done at any time. Some adult men decide to get circumcised for religious conversion, hygiene, as the result of a complication of a disease like diabetes, or just for aesthetic effect.

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When Is Circumcision Necessary? What Men Need to Know

Posted by John Dugan on Saturday, June 16, 2018, In : Men's Health 

While it’s typically done as an infant, many men opt to undergo a circumcision later in life. Having a circumcised member is fairly common in the U.S.; among men between the ages of 14 to 59, 81 percent are circumcised. That overwhelming number may make a man question: is circumcision necessary?

While most of those circumcisions happen within days of a baby boy’s birth, more and more often, men are choosing to make this decision in adulthood. Ultimately, circumcision is a personal choi...


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Ensuring Good Penis Health After Circumcision

Posted by John Dugan on Friday, September 22, 2017, In : Men's Health 

Circumcision is one of the oldest surgical procedures. Practiced for thousands of years, it can be done for cultural, religious, social or medical reasons. No matter a man’s reason for having a circumcision done, it’s vitally important that he pays very close attention to good penis care in the days and weeks following the procedure. The more good care he gives himself, the better penis health and sensation he will be able to maintain for the rest of his life as a circumcised man.

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Preserving Penis Sensitivity after Adult Circumcision

Posted by John Dugan on Friday, June 30, 2017, In : Men's Health 

For most men, the decision to become circumcised is made for them, well before they are old enough to have any idea of what the procedure means. But for some men, adult circumcision might become necessary or preferable. Sometimes a man will practice the best penis care only to discover that something is wrong that needs to be corrected, such as a too-tight foreskin or other medical condition. And still others might choose that they want to undergo adult circumcision for aesthetic reasons. Wh...


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Penis Sensitivity and Circumcision: What Men Need to Know

Posted by John Dugan on Saturday, October 22, 2016, In : Men's Health 

Today close to 55% of male babies in the U.S. are circumcised before they leave the hospital; back in the 1980s, the number was at a whopping 85%. That means that today, there are a lot of adult men walking around with a circumcised penis. Many of those circumcisions were performed in the interest of good penis care, with the belief that a circumcised penis is easier to clean. Some of those were performed for religious reasons. And in some cases, circumcised fathers simply wanted the assuran...


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Adult Penis Circumcision – Before and After Care

Posted by John Dugan on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, In : Men's Health 

Over the past twenty years, there has been an ongoing debate over whether or not surgical removal of the foreskin is a necessary medical procedure. Cultural and religious customs often dictate that male children be circumcised, and the common wisdom is that removing the foreskin results in improved hygiene; furthermore, recent medical research indicates that circumcision decreases the risk for AIDS, penile cancer and sexually transmitted diseases, as well as minor, yet uncomfortable skin inf...


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Adult Penis Circumcision – Pros and Cons

Posted by John Dugan on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, In : Men's Health 

For thousands of years, penis circumcision has been a fact of life for men around the world, but a great deal of controversy still surrounds the practice of removing the male foreskin. While the tradition itself is generally related to cultural or religious convention, the medical profession has cited numerous health issues related to circumcision, both in support of and in opposition to the procedure.

For adult males, the debate is largely academic, since the decision about circumcision w...


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Phimosis: Is Full Circumcision The Only Answer?

Posted by John Dugan on Thursday, December 20, 2012, In : Men’s Issues 
As researchers continue to debate the risks and benefits of circumcision, more and more parents are choosing to allow their baby boys to retain their natural state. These parents may hope that by teaching their children proper penis health care, these boys can grow up healthy and happy, with all of the bits of skin they were born with. Unfortunately, some men develop phimosis, an uncomfortable condition in which the foreskin doesn't retract as it should. Circumcision is commonly prescribed fo...

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