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| The retraction of the foreskin is a slow, drawn-out process. American doctors are often taught that a child's foreskin should retract by age three, but this information is outdated and gravely mistaken. Newer data shows that the mean age for foreskin retraction in children is approximately 10 years of age. For more information, see our article on the retraction of the foreskin.
Circumcision advocates often tout that circumcision is a good preventive measure for urinary tract infection (UTI), but this notion has been laid to rest by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) since 1999. Circumcision does nothing to prevent UTI, and may actually cause it. For more information, see our article on urinary tract infection.
There has been a recent rise in foreskin restoration, however this practice dates back to Greco-Roman rule, when Hellenistic Jews sought to stretch out the remnants of their foreskins to match their Greek counterparts. For more information, see our article on foreskin restoration.
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| The trend of opinion on routine male circumcision is overwhelmingly negative in industrialized nations. No respected medical board in the world recommends circumcision for infants, not even in the name of HIV prevention. They must all point to the risks, and they must all state that there is no convincing evidence that the benefits outweigh these risks. To do otherwise would be to take an unfounded position against the best medical authorities of the West. Read the position statements on major medical organizations in the world here.
Doctors often instruct parents to forcibly retract the foreskin under the pretext of hygiene, but this is mistaken and dangerous advice. To learn more about forced retraction, click here.
Smegma was once implicated as a carcinogenic by advocates of circumcision. Some may yet stubbornly insist that smegma is a cancer causing agent, but this assertion is false. Click here to learn more about smegma.
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