Skip to comments.Uncircumcised boys and men may face more UTIs
Posted on 12/08/2012 11:49:28 AM PST by Olog-hai
Infections of the kidney, bladder and urethra happen in uncircumcised baby boys at ten times the rate of circumcised boys, and over a lifetime, uncircumcised men are four times more likely to experience one, according to a new analysis of past research.
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are most common in boys first year of life, and circumcision was already known to make a difference in their risk, but how much and whether that carried through to adulthood was unclear, Australian researchers say.
They found that circumcision provides considerable protection and over the lifespan makes about a three- to four-fold difference by our prediction, which is quite striking in public health terms, lead study author Brian Morris, professor of molecular medical science at the Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, told Reuters Health.
(Excerpt) Read more at uk.reuters.com ...
Never had one, thank you very much.
“Never had one, thank you very much.”
Well,,,, then you’re ahead of the game, eh?
In other news, removal of the testicles provides a 100% protection from testicular cancer.
I had a abbi he dried foreskins made wallets out of then you rubbed them the turned into suit cases
Gee, so Moses was right. Who knew?
Mitigating a tiny, fractional risk is not worth the amputation of the extremely innervated tissue that is the foreskin, whose function is to keep the glans moist and not chapped, shriveled and dried, as would be the case in mutilated penises. Cut men have no idea of the loss of pleasure due to the loss of sensory feedback due to this babaric elective procedure, unless they elected to do so while healthy, in adulthood, post sexual experience.
It is not for no reason that circumcision “reversal” procedures are advertised with increasing frequency these days.
Europe, Australia is largely uncut. Half the males in the US have their penises mutilated. Not much of a difference in STD rates (the US might actually have higher numbers for HIV) between the three, and certainly not worth the loss in pleasure for the male for a risk which simple hygiene practices solve with no issue. But then, how will surgeons get their cut?
"...tip of the day"
I thought he went out of business. The people who bought the were too ashamed to pull them out, and wouldn’t pay their bills.
Is that you, Dr. Edell?
All I know is that I still have nightmares about my circumcision and I was only two days old and it was forty-five years ago.
Follow the $$$, its all about $$$, its a booming business for Hospitals and Mds. I had it done as a grown up, wish I hadn’t, sure it was great at first, especially when it was swollen, I felt like a porno star. Afterwards it was more of a nuisance, very sensitive to rubbing against loose underwear. I did it because I went with the recommendation of the family MD who referred me to a Urologist. Hey no big deal, it was virtually painless, just 3 days or so of a little discomfort but no pain at all. I miss my old one, but now I have a new look to break in. LOL!
I am 71, neve had a uti...teach them personal hygeine...it wworks
I am 71, neve had a uti...teach them personal hygeine...it works
Only had one patient that had a circ. as an adult...for him it was quite painful. I had seen babies sleep through their circ. but some scream bloody murder...maybe its in the skill of the one doing the removal..
They were teaching us this way back when I was in Nursing School-—longer ago than I care to think about.
It was as painful as a Colonoscopy. They put you out, you never feel a thing. They wrap it up in gauze after wards, a day or 2 later you don’t need the gauze, the stitches dissolve in about 10 days and you are pretty much normal again. I experienced no pain. But sensitivity? Big time.
A bit TMI
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.