Circumcision in Hawkesbury

Circumcision is a surgical procedure in which the foreskin at the end of the penis is removed by a doctor. Typically, the procedure is done within the first few days after birth, but it can be done in the first three months. Having information about circumcision can help parents make the best decision. Talk to a Hawkesbury doctor about circumcision to choose the best option.

Why Parents Choose Circumcision

Parents may choose to have the circumcision performed because the other men in the family have it. Some parents have religious reasons for choosing circumcision. Circumcision is often also chosen for the medical benefits:

  • Lower risk of acquiring many sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including genital herpes (HSV), human papillomavirus (HPV), syphilis, HIV, the virus that causes AIDS
  • Lower risk of developing UTIs
  • Easier genital hygiene

If parents opt out of circumcision, it’s still important to talk to the child’s doctor about taking care of the penis to keep it clean. Some believe that the foreskin is needed to protect the tip of the penis, but proper hygiene is required to lower the risk of infections.

A circumcision procedure usually doesn’t take long. It’s recommended that physicians use a local anesthetic to numb the pain during the procedure. After the procedure, parents need to clean the area and use petroleum jelly to keep the penis from sticking to the diaper. It takes about a week for the circumcision to heal.

Get a Consultation for a Circumcision in Hawkesbury

The Canadian Pediatric Society believes that circumcision is a personal choice that the parents must make. Talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks of a circumcision.Make an appointment to visit our clinic today.