Circumcision Benefits and Risks

The information shown here is based on the best available evidence about UTIs, phimosis, and heavy bleeding.

Circumcision Benefits and Risks

During the first 15 months of life: Out of 100 baby boys who are circumcised, 0 will get a urinary tract infection, compared to 2 out of 100 who are not circumcised. 0 out of 100 baby boys who are circumcised will have tightening of the foreskin, compared to 3 to 4 out of 100 who are not circumcised. Up to 30 out of 100 baby boys who are circumcised will have bleeding from the procedure, compared to 0 out of 100 baby boys who are not circumcised.

The information shown here is based on the best available evidence about UTIs, phimosis, and heavy bleeding.

Current as ofDecember 12, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine

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