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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   My recent vacation to the USA revealed that a large percentage of men are circumcised, I am uncircumcised. Why are so many men there circumcised? Should I get circumcised? Is there any change in sensitivity after circumcision?
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User :   My recent vacation to the USA revealed that a large percentage of men are circumcised, I am uncircumcised. Why are so many men there circumcised? Should I get circumcised? Is there any change in sensitivity after circumcision?
Doctor :  
it not necessary for ou to be circumcised
Doctor :  
muslims and jews follow this practice
Doctor :  
circumcision is a procedure in which the foreskin of the penis is removed
Doctor :  
this results in more sensitivity of glans penis
User :   well why are so many men in the USA circumcised?
Doctor :  
it also prevents the occurance of cancer of penis
Doctor :  
so many people get this done
Doctor :  
also it is done for treatment of phimosis
User :   if you don't mind me asking, are you circumcised?
Doctor :  
the sexual activity is moe and also the incidence of HPV infections which lead later to cancer of penis
Doctor :  
if the foreskin is removed, th einfection rate is a little reduced
Doctor :  
and no, I am not circumsised
User :   why not, if it prevents cancer of the penis?
Doctor :  
it is not necessary for all men to be circumcised
Doctor :  
people practicing safe sex measures, do not ned to be
Doctor :  
and I do practice them
Doctor :  
people who dont indulge in risk behaviour and have multiple partners can opt not to be circumcised
Doctor :  
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