First let me start off saying I agree with circumcision and I will tell you why after I explain why the CDC believes that circumcision benefits outweigh risk and health insurers should pay for it. On Tuesday, December 1, 2014 U.S. health officials released information that supported having circumcision done. However, the CDC did not say parents should have their newborn sons circumcised; they believe that is still a personal decision. Yet the evidence is clear that the benefits do outweigh the risk.
What is circumcision? Well circumcision is the procedure that involves cutting away the foreskin around the tip of the penis. This procedure can lower the risk of STD’s, penile cancer and urinary tract infection. The study took about seven as a way to find out to stop the spread of AIDS in Africa.
According to the CDC new guidelines, evidence shows that:
- It can cut the risk of getting HIV from an infected female by 50 to 60 percent.
- Reduce the risk of genital herpes as well as certain strains of the human papillomavirus by 30 percent or more.
Over the years, Medicaid programs in about 18 states stopped paying for newborn circumcision. The procedure cost about $150 to $200. Many opposed circumcisions stating it cause pain, bleeding and risk of infection in newborns. However, among some cultures; such as Muslims, Hebrews and Jews this is a normal practice. This is why I agree with circumcisions not only because of its health benefits but because of the reason behind it. It’s a covenant with the Creator. In the bible, newborn males are to be circumcised on the 8th day. Note that most hospitals will circumcise the newborn before the 8th day and will give them Vitamin K. Many may say bleeding is a problem but scientist have found out that on the 8th day Vitamin K levels peak on the 8th day and that would be the best time to circumcise a newborn male. Vitamin K helps the blood to clot.