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What You Should Know About the Circumcision Procedure

The circumcision procedure is not painful for an adult but may be traumatizing to a child. It is typically performed on infants and can result in recurring pain. The baby’s brain may be affected by the surgery, which can lead to mood disorders. While there is no medical evidence that shows a high risk of psychiatric illness, some studies have shown that infants who have undergone the circumcision process experience intimacy problems or post-traumatic stress disorder. A corticosteroid cream can …

How does circumcision affect a child’s sexual life?

Contrary to what most people think, circumcision is not a painful procedure. Local anesthesia causes the penis to contract a clot during the procedure. Although there may be some discomfort and bleeding, the risk to infection is minimal. It is not harmful for the penis. However, some babies may experience some bruising from the anesthesia. The risks associated local anesthesia are rare and often are associated with other medical conditions. There are also precautions that parents can take to ensure …