While circumcision may protect men from infection by H. Circumcision has also come under fire, in part because babies cannot give their consent to the operation, with some critics saying the practice constitutes genital mutilation. While older adults may be more likely to opt for circumcision especially if they are engaged in a lot of risky sexual behavior, Dr.
Circumcision Guidelines Target Teenagers
The draft of the recommendations, which will undergo peer review and be subject to public comments for 45 days before being finalized, note that teenage boys should be counseled along with their parents and have a say in the decision-making process, an element that may neutralize some opposition. Whether teenage American boys or men will be persuaded to go under the knife is another question. He emphasized, however, that circumcision did not entirely eliminate the risk of infections, and circumcised men must continue to take other precautions, such as using condoms and limiting sexual partners.
That report stopped short of recommending routine circumcision for baby boys. Similar counseling is urged for adult heterosexual men who remain uncircumcised and for expectant parents who will be making a decision about newborn circumcision if they have a boy, according to the new recommendations, proposed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An analysis found that doctor wants to circumcise teen than 0. Mermin said. The most common complications included bleeding, inflammation, the need for corrective procedures and wounds, although there was no specific data about the rate of complications for teenagers.