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Old 10-09-2012, 01:10 PM   #3
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Re: What were your medical reasons for circumcising?

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Originally Posted by linzbear View Post
The UTI rate drops from 7/1000 to 2/1000 (and UTIs can be treated easily with antibiotics anyhow)

The penile cancer rate drops from 1/200000 to 2/200000

The rate for circumcision complication is 2%

There are other genetic medical reasons for circumcision, but those are easily discovered at birth and usually require waiting until the baby is older for surgery with a specialist (stuff like pee holes on the side of the glans).

Hope this helps!
It really did, you convinced me to do a little more digging (it apparently didn't require much) and I think your statistics are much closer than the ones I found. Cancer.gov matches your number regarding penile cancer much closer than wikipedia which quotes the risk at "as 1 in 1,437 in the United States and 1 in 1,694 in Denmark;[5] among uncircumcised males, 1 in 600." BIG difference and in this instance I think the government is more reputable than wikipedia.
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