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Old 02-16-2013, 07:17 PM   #21
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Re: Need some info on circing

From what I quoted above:

"More uncircumcised infant males will experience urinary tract infections in the first 3 years of life, but protective effects of circumcision diminish over time.
• There is a 2–10% complication rate associated with RIC. A 2% complication rate means circumcising 1,000 urologically normal infant males will prevent 9 cases of urinary tract infection, but cause circumcision complications in 20 babies."

So by three years of age, the "protective" benefits of circ'ing to prevent a UTI evens out so intact and circ'd are at the same rate.

Anecdata, I know, but none of my intact babies ever had a UTI; my sister's son did, but he also had kidney reflux.
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