Circumcision is literally as old as the Bible and there has been controversy around it for almost as long. Circumcision benefits and circumcision complications have been debated however, in recent years some clear advantages have been discovered to exist scientifically. First lets understand what circumcision is.
The head of the penis of a newborn baby boy is covered by the foreskin. It is essentially, the extension of the skin on the outside shaft of the penis. This skin is regular epidermis, or normal external body skin, like on your finger. There is a hole at the end of the foreskin that allows the baby to urinate. The inside of the skin, is a type of tissue like in the mouth. It is shiny and damp. There is no consensus why the foreskin exists. While anti circumcision proponents might say to prevent circumcision complications it is there to protect the head of the penis, opponents would say it causes problems and is more like the appendix, which has no apparent function and causes only problems. When the man wants to have sex, the foreskin pulls back exposing the head of the penis allowing for intercourse. That explains the technical side of the anatomy. When a circumcision is done, the skin that covers the head of the penis is removed.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says the advantages of neonatal circumcision are greater than the risks and potential circumcision complications. However, the AAP does not recommend routine circumcision for every baby. The AAP suggests that the circumcision decision be left up to parents — and suggests use of local anesthetics for babies who have the procedure.
Circumcision does not affect fertility, nor does it circumcision affect sexual pleasure for men or their partners.
Overall circumcision benefits GREATLY benefit both the man himself and his partner and circumcision complications, when performed by an expert are almost non existant .