The Risks and Disadvantages of Circumcision

Surgical Risks

  The major disadvantage associated with circumcision stems from the fact that it is a surgical procedure, and as such inherently carries some risks. These can be summarized as follows [1]:

  It is important to consider these statistics in context. If the circumcision is performed carefully by an experienced operator, the procedure is totally safe - as a matter of fact one of the safest around.

Other Disadvantages

  Disadvantages that are often quoted include:

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1. T.E. Wiswell, "Circumcision circumspection", N Engl J Med 1997; 336:1244-5. (other references still to be added).

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