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Circumcision Benefits and Risks

During the first 15 months of life: Out of 100 baby boys who are circumcised, 0 will get a urinary tract infection, compared to 2 out of 100 who are not circumcised. 0 out of 100 baby boys who are circumcised will have tightening of the foreskin, compared to 3 to 4 out of 100 who are not circumcised. Up to 30 out of 100 baby boys who are circumcised will have bleeding from the procedure, compared to 0 out of 100 baby boys who are not circumcised.

The information shown here is based on the best available evidence about UTIs, phimosis, and heavy bleeding.

Current as of: September 20, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine

 
 

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