There are two main types of circumcision techniques: religious and non-religious. Religious circumcision is a sign that a man has reached adulthood and has religious roots. In non-religious circles, the procedure takes place before the baby is fully matured. It is only performed when the baby has reached the legal consent age. Non-religious circumcision, on the other hand, has no religious meaning. Some critics of the procedure say it is more ethical to wait until a man reaches the legal age to decide on the procedure.
Critics of non-religious circumcision argue that it’s more ethical to wait until a man is of legal age to decide if he wants the procedure
While religious reasons are still the main reason for circumcision, a growing number of boys are also being circumcised for non-religious reasons. It is a rite to passage for many boys in Africa, and it dates back at least to the time Dr Lewis Sayre founded the American Medical Association. Sayre believed many medical conditions can be traced back in genital dysfunction. Therefore, circumcision was believed to be a solution to many ailments.
While circumcision can reduce the risk of females-to-male HIV transmission through unprotected intercourse, it is only 38 per cent relative to NTC and only 1.3 per cent absolute. A recent RCT revealed that male circumcision can have long-term consequences. It also increased the transmission of HIV from male to female in one study.
Furthermore, the procedure is unconstitutional under certain circumstances. Critics of nonreligious circumcision argue it is more ethical to wait until a man reaches legal age before deciding if he wants the procedure. They point out that boys have the exact same constitutional legal rights to their physical health as girls. Therefore, circumcision should only be performed with consent from the child and not violate their rights.
Studies support circumcision techniques
Despite the risks and complications that male circumcision can pose, it is still considered safe. It has a one percent chance of causing minor complications in children and 0.5% in infants. Although there isn’t any proven safety benefit to this procedure there are less complications if it is performed in a hospital. Health care providers should familiarize themselves with circumcision techniques, and educate themselves on the various procedures available. This will help them to better assess which procedure is best for their patient and increase patient acceptance.
Despite the obvious advantages of circumcision techniques however, the AAP recently updated their policy on the topic. The new policy states, among other things, that circumcision may prevent HIV transmission and STDs, and can reduce the risk that you contract HIV. The new policy highlights circumcision’s benefits and encourages parents, who should consider it. For some people circumcision may be the only choice. This is especially true if the child is at high risk for HIV/AIDS.
Although circumcision has been studied mainly for HIV acquisition and STIs it is not clear if it can reduce the incidence of these diseases in other parts of the world. Even though circumcision is a cultural custom, it is also part and parcel of religious and other social ceremonies. There are also controversies around HIV and HSV. While a cohort study conducted in Australia showed a protective effect for circumcision, three trials conducted in India and the USA were inconclusive.
Methods used for circumcising babies
Baby circumcision refers to a medical procedure that removes a newborn male’s penis. The procedure takes about 15 minutes and is typically done in the hospital. After the circumcision, the baby is usually placed in a restraining device to keep them still during the procedure. A healthcare provider may use a pacifier dipped in sugar water to keep the infant calm. To numb the penis, one of the two types is used. The injected anesthetic is more effective than the topical cream.
There are three types of circumcision. One involves removing precice from the male penis beyond the shared membrane. To separate the prepuce, the skin adhesions need to be broken. These adhesions do not pose a problem in healthy adult men, but can cause discomfort for babies. Both the Shang Ring and Gomco methods can be used.
Numerous publications have looked into the safety of circumcision. A recent study by the Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal and the Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal found that a majority of infants are circumcised by traditional physicians and nurses. However, complications are more frequent among traditional circumcisers. The best way to reduce risk is to educate parents. This is where a video can be a valuable tool.