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What are some potential health benefits of circumcision in babies?

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While uncommon, circumcised males do have slightly lower risks of:

Since men don’t have a high risk of these in the first place, lowering their risks isn't a huge benefit.

  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs) in little boys
  • Certain STDs
  • Penile cancer

From: Circumcising Your Baby WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: "Circumcision statement." American Academy of Pediatrics. Pediatrics 103(3); March 1999.

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on July 07, 2018

SOURCES: "Circumcision statement." American Academy of Pediatrics. Pediatrics 103(3); March 1999.

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on July 07, 2018

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