Circumcision Reduces Bacteria and Fungi, Study Suggests

Penile circumcision causes significant changes in the microbiome by reducing bacteria which may potentially cause inflammation and cancer, a new study suggests.

The study published in the journal European Urology Focus in December analyzed 11 paired samples from the periurethral area.

It found that circumcision notably reduced bacteria and fungi, particularly anaerobic bacteria, which are known to be potential inducers of inflammation and cancer.

The study authors say that changes that occur after circumcision may explain “the differences in cancer and inflammatory disorders in adulthood.”

Circumcision is the surgical removal of the skin covering the tip of the penis and is usually performed on newborn babies. The procedure usually takes about 20 minutes and is well tolerated.

The procedure is common in North America, West Africa, and the Middle East as a religious ritual or preventative health measure. In the U.S., about 64% of newborn boys undergo circumcision.

The procedure is associated with potential health benefits, including:

  • Better hygiene, as a circumcised penis is easier to wash.
  • Decreased risk of the urinary tract and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.
  • Prevention of penile problems, such as balanoposthitis, paraphimosis, and phimosis.
  • Reduced risk of penile cancer. Female sexual partners of circumcised men are less likely to develop cervical cancer.

Circumcision is not recommended for boys with certain clotting disorders, premature babies who still require medical care in the hospital nursery, or those born with abnormalities of the penis.

Adults can also undergo circumcision, but it is performed in a hospital with anesthesia.

As with any other medical procedures, circumcision carries certain risks, including bleeding, infection, reaction to anesthesia, pain, and meatitis, which is an inflamed opening of the penis. It is possible to cut the foreskin too long or too short.

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Patricia Patricia
prefix 25 days ago
I was circumcised as a little girl in Kansas in the 1950s. I have met other American women who were also circumcised, as I wrote a book ("The Rape of Innocence") and they contacted me after reading it. My observation of myself and of circumcised men is that there is more than physical harm. There is also mental and emotional damage. The trauma often, usually, results in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Either feelings of helplessness, hopelessness and fear of authority figures - or - anger, rage, etc - or - both, all of the above. It explains a lot to me why the U.S. population is easily cowed inso submission by ''authority'. American fear of questioning authority and submission to the NWO makes a lot more sense when circumcision is considered. 90% of U.S. males babies were c'd in the 1970s.
Mark Mark
prefix 25 days ago
Female genital cutting probably changes the microbiome too, and females get far more infections down there than males, but we'd never promote FGC.

National medical organizations in Germany and Sweden have called for a ban on elective infant male circumcision, and the Danish and Dutch said they'd support a total ban if they didn't think it would drive the practice underground.

In Australia, "routine" infant male circumcision *is* banned in public hospitals (almost all the men responsible for this will be circumcised themselves, as the male circumcision rate in Australia in 1950 was about 90%. It's now under 10%.)