Circumcision is mostly connectedto religion, mostly Jewish people and some of the Islamic culture as well. Itis held as a mark of religious and all other difference from those from otherreligions, and as such is, in most cases reserved only for those following acertain religious path since all others would seem to betray their own if theycircumcised.
However, this is pure nonsense.Circumcision should not be compared to genital mutilation of any source sinceit has been medically proven to reduce the risk for many genital diseases, someof them being highly contagious, even deadly.
Recent medical researches, fromthe end of the 20th century,have shown that circumcision reduces risk from the urinary tract infectiongreatly, especially in infants and children up to 16 years of age.
Circumcision is known to be anexcellent way for fighting and preventing most of sexually transmitteddiseases. One of them is the cervical cancer. It is proven that a significantlysmaller number of Jewish women suffer from this fit, mainly because, in themajority of cases they tend to be married to circumcised, Jewish men.
Since, on the penile surface ofmen who have not undergone this procedure, there are more places for variousbacteria to hide and breed, it is not strange that a higher number of diseasesand viral infections tend to strike exactly this group of people. Circumcisioneases hygiene procedure, again because there is no place where bacteria may hide.This procedure also reduces danger from suffering from penile cancer, againconnected to the hygiene issues.
Several serious bacterialinfections like banalities and pharoses are known to affect uncircumcisedmales, especially small children. These are known to be very painful andpotentially dangerous if not treated timely.
It is not so hard to imagine howthis simple procedure can help maintaining health further in life. Statisticsand many medical experiments and surveys have shown the benefits of it whileprotecting yourself and your sexual partner from various bacterial and viraldiseases that might more easily affect you if they have more places where todevelop and evolve.
That being said leaves religiouspart of it aside, and concentrate on postulates of religion that matter to youand the others and fulfill you. Hygienically and from a medical point of view,circumcision is a good, healthy thing to be done as soon as possible because ofthe many benefits it brings and many worries it takes away.