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Parent’s Guide to Circumcision

Why do parents choose to circumcise their sons?

  • It reduces the risk of urinary tract infection.

  • It reduces the risk of penile infection also called balanoposthitis.

  • It eliminates the need to do it later in life when up to 6% of boys will require a circumcision because of various problems. (When it is done later in life, it is a more costly, difficult, and riskier procedure requiring a general anesthetic, and it is more painful).

  • It reduces the risk of getting some sexually transmitted diseases including Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and AIDS (HIV).

  • It reduces the risk of penile cancer and cervical cancer in partners.

  • Circumcised men have less risk of sexual dysfunction later in life.

Why do parents choose not to circumcise their sons?

  • They are concerned that they may be doing a procedure on an otherwise healthy baby that may cause pain or complications.

  • They wonder whether their child will wish that he had not been circumcised at a later time.

  • They are unsure of the medical reasons in favor of a circumcision.

Why do so many doctors recommend the Dr.Lohlun Clinic for patients choosing circumcision?

  • Dr.Lohlun offers a procedure that takes under 30 seconds (10 times quicker than most hospital circumcisions)

  • We use extensive pain control methods including Tylenole, a sugar solution (to reduce pain perceptions), a topical freezing cream, and a local anesthetic injection

  • Our technique has low complication rates

  • No hospital administration fees are charged

  • Quickly done in clinic set up