A good friend of mine, who is a medical graduate, is totally for Infant Circumcision, because it supposedly prevents UTI, Urinary Tract Infection. To this I call BS! First of all UTI among males is rare, and second about 70% of males in the World are not circumcised. And even among those who Do get UTI only a fraction are likely to be tested for it because the symptoms are so similar to a cold. In either case it is easy to treat with anti-biotics.
I saw a totally bogus study recently that claimed to confirm the idea that circumcision prevents infant UTI. I call BS on the study because they made it Biased from the very start! First of all, they only studied baby boys who had been sent to the hospital to be tested for UTI, which was mostly uncircumcised baby boys, because of the Assumption already prevalent in the medical field that circumcised babies are less likely to get UTI! So when they tested those babies, Shocker, Surprise, more of the uncircumcised babies had UTI than the circumcised babies! But, here is the added layer of BS, only a small number of the uncircumcised babies that had been sent to be tested for UTI actually Had UTI. So even then, the doctors were wrong about the majority of the babies! This study is absolute bunk!
I never realized the penis could heal wrong and cause skin bridges that are not only ugly, but painful, and can be prone to infections. Until I saw the Botched Gallery. If you don't want your kid to grow up with skin bridges or other nasty issues, don't get him circumcised!
And here is 50 reasons to leave it alone, yay!
Anatomy of the Penis: Penile and Foreskin Neurology
Your Uncircumcised Genitalia - How much was cut off without your consent?
Facing Circumcision: Eight Physicians Tell Their Stories
CIRCUMCISION: Know the Facts BEFORE you do it on your child
Child Circumcision: an Elephant in the Hospital from Ryan McAllister on Vimeo.