Circumcision As Prevention From STD


What is Circumcision?

It is defined as removal of the foreskin of a penis. It is one of the oldest and most common surgical procedures worldwide and is accepted for many reasons including religious, cultural, social and medical.

How does it reduce risk of STD?

Circumcission reduces risk of sexual transmitted disease(STD) including HIV. It eliminates the moist environment under the foreskin, which may favor pathogen persistence and reproduction hence reducing the risk of getting an infection.

Clinical trials done in Africa have demonstrated safety and significant efficacy of circumcision towards reducing risk of STDs. Apart from STDs, it also helps reduce the risk of other common bacterial urinary tract infections such as E. Coli infection.

Does it affect sexual satisfaction?

On average, men who undergo circumcission generally still have similar or slightly minimal change in sexual satisfaction and function.

How is it done?

There are many methods of circumcision, from the conventional dorsal slit method to the usage of clamps and rings. At DTAP clinic we opt for the stapler circumcision method. It is a safe and fast procedure. Anesthesia will be given to numb the foreskin before we start the procedure.

What do you need to do after the procedure?

Post operative care is fairly easy, you need to maintain good hygiene over the circumcised area and to abstain from sexual activity until the wound is completely healed which takes around 1 to 2 week.

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