Circumcision for Teenagers:
Circumcision is a surgery to remove the skin at the very tip of the penis. It is done for males of all ages but is mostly done for babies. Sometimes teenage boys also undergo circumcisions.
It is done for religious beliefs, medical reasons and for hygiene. Depending on the procedure adopted it can be either a painful or painless procedure. The recovery period can be a few days or 4 to 5 weeks.
Parents mostly opt for circumcision when their children are young. However, the situation can be different when considering circumcision at a later age. Teenagers are more aware than infants and can have their own reservations about the procedure. It is therefore important to take their views into account when deciding to undergo a circumcision.
Why Teenagers should be Circumcised:
Some illnesses require circumcision as a treatment. One such illness is Phimosis. It is a condition in which the foreskin cannot be pulled back (retracted).
Teens may have to undergo circumcision as a treatment for phimosis. The complications of phimosis may interfere with the quality of life. A specialized medical team gives phimosis treatment after informed consent from the adolescent boy.
These are the benefits of circumcision in teenage boys:
- Circumcision may slightly lower the risk of sexually transmitted diseases:
Evidence from clinical trials shows that circumcised men are less likely to acquire new infections with syphilis, genital ulcer disease or genital herpes. Penile hygiene is easier in circumcised men.
- A decreased risk of urinary tract infections:
Urinary tract infections in males are more common in uncircumcised males. Severe infections early in life can lead to kidney problems later.
- Circumcision makes it easier to keep the penis clean:
It is simpler to wash a circumcised penis which helps maintain it’s hygiene.
Circumcision is usually a safe procedure. Most procedures do not have any sever complications.
Circumcision at Metromale Clinic:
If you have a teenaged son and want him to get circumcised, then look no further than Metromale Clinic. We provide safe and effective circumcision procedures. You will be advised and guided by healthcare providers and your primary doctor throughout the process. We promise to take care of all your needs.
So come to us – the Metromale Clinic – if your teenager needs a circumcision.