Circumcision removes the foreskin covering the glans (head) of the male private part. Usually, babies undergo circumcision shortly after birth.
Circumcision began as a religious rite. Generally, people get circumcised for religious, medical, and cultural reasons. If you want to know more about the circumcision procedure you can go to this website- www.jacarandamaternity.co.ke/circumcision.
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Circumcision is the most common surgery among males. In the United States, up to 60% of baby boys are circumcised. Around the world, the rate is about 33% for males.
The highest rates of circumcision are in the U.S., Middle East, and South Korea. It’s much less common in Europe, other parts of Asia, and South America. Jewish and Muslim people perform circumcision as part of their religions.
Many baby boys get circumcised, usually within the first week of life. Adults can get circumcised as well, though it’s less common.
Typically, circumcisions happen a day or two after birth, in the hospital. It’s best to do it as soon as possible. Delaying the procedure can make it riskier.
In the Jewish faith, circumcision (also called a bris) gets performed when a baby is 8 days old. Other cultures perform circumcision at a later age.
The AAP does not recommend routine circumcision. However, they said that because of the possible benefits, parents should have the option to circumcise their sons if they want to. They recommend that parents discuss circumcision with their baby's health care provider. Parents should make their decision based on the benefits and risks, as well as their own religious, cultural, and personal preferences.