Benefits of Circumcision in Preventing Penile Conditions Circumcision
Benefits of Circumcision in Preventing Penile Conditions Circumcision is an essential factor that can reduce penile conditions from infancy to adulthood. A penile condition that can affect the penis includes penis cancer, erectile dysfunction, priapism, and ejaculatory disorders.
Uncircumcised men at an older age have a higher risk of suffering from penile disorders. The America cancer society suggested that men who were circumcised at the childhood stage have a lower chance of suffering from penile cancer. The risks associated with uncircumcision are tremendous and can contribute to penile disorders (Malone & Steinbrecher, 2007). Different penile disorders can arise from males who have an uncircumcised penis that can be solved by removing the foreskin that covers the head of the penis. Implementing evidence-based findings The health care sector and society should address the issues of circumcision from infancy to early adulthood to reduce penile conditions in
adulthood. Circumcision helps to reduce paraphimosis, which occurs when the foreskin is stuck at the head of the penis and cannot pull back. Paraphimosis causes the skin’s swelling, resulting in swelling, fluid build-up, and discomfort (McPhee et al., 2022). Circumcision in the infant stage and young adults helps to enhance regular cleaning of the penis to avoid fungal and bacterial infections. Bacterial and fungal infection in the penis results in inflammation of the head of the penis, a condition commonly known as balanitis. Circumcision in males is an influential factor that can help to improve penis hygiene and reduce the risk of penis infection. Circumcision among males can’t affect their sexual pleasure and fertility, which is the primary conception of many cultures and religions that oppose circumcision. Anticipated challenges and overcoming them People’s misconception concerning circumcision in society is the leading cause of many people ending up uncircumcised. Many religions and cultures hold a strong misconception that circumcision among males can’t affect their sexual pleasure and fertility. The health profession and community should educate the community and religious people concerning the advantages of circumcision, such as reducing the penile condition. Lack of circumcision equipment is another challenge that hinders circumcision among remote communities. The healthcare sector should deliver enough circumcision equipment to the healthcare sector. They are limited healthcare professionals capable of performing open surgical circumcision since it requires more training and is time-consuming. The healthcare sector needs to implement simple circumcision techniques to train healthcare professionals quickly (Millard & Goldstuck, 2019). Training more health care professionals in community care help to increase the rate of men circumcision. The concern about the implications of circumcision and religious beliefs concerning circumcision is what influences uncircumcised men. Healthcare professionals should educate religious leaders on the importance of the circumcision of males in reducing the risk of penile conditions. Heath care professional training and awareness creation in different cultures and regions can help reduce the rate of uncircumcised men, reducing the risk of the penile condition. How to Perform Circumcision During circumcision, the male person
being circumcised lie back with his arms and legs being restrained. The penis and surrounding area are cleansed, and then an anesthetic is injected at the base of the penis. A unique plastic ring or clam is inserted into the penis, and the foreskin is removed. The penis is then covered with an ointment like petroleum jelly and wrapped with loose gauze. The circumcision procedure usually takes about ten minutes to be
completed. The circumcision procedure would involve a relatively simple process of removing the foreskin, that is, behind the penis head, using surgical scissors or scalpel. Bleeding can be prevented by cauterization, and the remaining skin edges are stitched together using dissolvable stitches. References Malone, P, & Steinbrecher, H, (2007). Medical Aspect of Male Circumcision. BMJ. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39385.382708.AD McPhee, A. S., Stormont, G., & Mckay, A. C. (2022). Phimosis. StatPearls. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK525972/ Millard, P & Goldstuck, N. (2019). Success brings new challenges in circumcision campaign. S Arf Med J. https://doi/org/10.7196/SAMJ.2019.v109i2.13821