Sexual Health Q&A

What are some benefits of circumcision?

Circumcision has several potential health benefits:

  • Reduced risk of contracting HIV and other sexually-transmitted infections
  • Reduced risk of urinary tract infections
  • Reduced risk of penile cancer
  • Reduced risk of cervical cancer for female partners of circumcised men
  • Reduced risk of prostate cancer for men who are circumcised before their first sexual intercourse
  • Easier penile hygiene