Circumcision is a procedure performed to protect against certain sexually transmitted infections and promote penile health and hygiene.
Studies have demonstrated that circumcision can reduce your risk of HIV and HPV infection as well as urinary tract infections.
- Reduces the risk of HIV
Studies have demonstrated that circumcision can reduce the risk of HIV infection. It does this by taking away the area under the foreskin that is particularly vulnerable to HIV, and also by decreasing the likelihood that men with HIV will spread it on to others during sexual contact.
The outer foreskin (OFS) and inner foreskin (IFS) are both highly vulnerable to HIV-1 infection due to their dense cell populations of immune cells, including CD4+ T cells and antigen-presenting cells (APC). These immune cells can bind with and infect epithelial Langerhans cells (LC), which then spreads HIV through virological synapses between other HIV-1 positive cells.
During sexual intercourse, the penis is pulled back, leaving an exposed surface of inner foreskin and urethra to HIV-infected virginal secretions . This increases the likelihood of HIV infection due to its high permeability within this region.
- Reduces the risk of HPV infection
Studies have demonstrated that circumcision doctors can reduce the risk of HPV infection in women. This is likely because HPV is one of the primary causes of cervical cancer among these women.
Researchers also observed that men who underwent circumcision were less likely to contract high-risk HPV. These results are significant, as it suggests MC may help protect men against HPV-related cancers.
However, there remains some debate as to whether circumcision reduces the risk of other STDs such as HIV and genital herpes. Some studies have indicated a connection, while others haven’t.
Studies that can definitively prove this are randomized controlled trials that compare men who receive ShangRing Device to those who don’t. These trials are considered the “gold standard” of evidence.
- Reduces the risk of urinary tract infections
To reduce your risk of urinary tract infections, make sure you stay clean and hydrated throughout the day. To do this, drink plenty of water or other fluids throughout the day and follow any instructions provided by your doctor for urinating.
Circumcision can also help you avoid the need to use a catheter, which increases your risk of urinary tract infections by keeping bacteria inside your bladder from escaping. It may be beneficial to have your penis cleaned at least once daily if you take frequent public transport.
One of the most remarkable medical advancements in recent years is circumcision device, a safer and less painful alternative to traditional methods that can be dangerous for young children. This procedure was developed by the US Department of Defense and can be performed as an outpatient with low risks of complications. Local anesthetic can usually be administered via mouth, but you may request general anesthetic as well.
- Reduces the risk of cervical cancer
Studies have demonstrated that female partners of circumcised men are less likely to get cervical cancer. This could be because they maintain good genital hygiene (to avoid infections) and their partners tend to have better penile health, which may reduce the risk of HPV infection.
Studies have confirmed this trend in many countries, such as the United States and Australia. Yet it remains uncertain why male circumcision should have such a beneficial effect on preventing cervical cancer.