Benefits of Male Circumcision for Women


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Yes, what you read is true. Male circumcision benefits not only the men but also their female partners.

Male circumcision is a surgical procedure performed on males to expose the glans penis by removing the extra or tight foreskin. For various reasons, most men may decide to undergo circumcision. Circumcision helps reduce the risk of penile cancer, urinary tract infection [UTI], sexually transmitted diseases [STDs & STIs], HIV and foreskin, and penile problems like paraphimosis, balanitis, and phimosis.

Several medical articles, journals, and publications showcased that male circumcision can benefit women or female partners of circumcised men. Also, the benefits of male circumcision for women are quite impressive. The sexual, reproductive, and vaginal health of women can get affected by their male partner’s penis, whether circumcised or uncircumcised.

Here are male circumcision benefits for women.

  • Increases satisfaction

According to some of the medical articles and publications, it is clear that many men who are circumcised were able to maintain longer erections and wanted to engage in sex more often. This, in turn, was shown to increase women’s satisfaction during intercourse.

  • Decreases the chance of STDs and STIs

Rates of STDs and STIs like HPV, HIV, genital herpes, syphilis, and trichomoniasis in women whose recent male partner was circumcised were lower than those whose partner was uncircumcised.

  • Reduces the risk of cervical cancer

Expert urologist from Pristyn Care says – “Human Papillomavirus [HPV] is one of the common causes of cervical cancer in women. And many clinical studies stated that female partners of circumcised males are less likely to get HPV, which reduces their chances of developing cervical cancer”.

  • Lowers the risk of vaginal infections

Uncircumcised males may have trouble keeping the penis clean under the foreskin. This can introduce infectious agents to the vagina of their female partners. Also, the pH balance of women may get affected by the hygiene of their male partners, enhancing the likelihood of vaginal infections – bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections. So, medical studies found that women whose male partners are circumcised have a lower risk of developing vaginal infections.

“I’m a 26 years old male and recently [6 months back] I underwent laser circumcision surgery as the last option to get rid of phimosis permanently. Once the surgery was done, I stayed away from sexual activities for a few weeks, as suggested by my doctor. Once I recovered completely from the surgery, I had sex with my girlfriend. Surprisingly, she said, she enjoyed it better than before undergoing surgery. Then, I realized that male circumcision helps males and their female partners as well.” : Mr. Bobby [name changed]

Undergoing circumcision is highly recommended for those individuals who are suffering from penile and foreskin problems. Apart from medical benefits, circumcision has been practiced as a cultural ritual for many decades. A medical publication by the WHO says, “1 in 3 men are circumcised.”

If you are planning to get circumcised, be sure you choose the right hospital and the best suitable method of circumcision. Usually, most doctors recommend either laser, stapler, or ZSR circumcision methods to remove the foreskin.

To help you choose the right circumcision method for you, we mentioned a table.

Laser CircumcisionStapler CircumcisionZSR Circumcision
Cost Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 80,000 [approximately]Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 90,000 [approximately]Rs. 21,000 to Rs. 1,00,000 [approximately]
Time to complete30 to 45 minutes15 to 30 minutes20 to 35 minutes
Anesthesia usedLocal or general anesthesiaGeneral or local anesthesiaLocal or general anesthesia
Pain during surgeryPainlessPainlessPainless
Risk of infectionNoNoNo
Post-surgical complicationsNoNoNo
Recovery time1-2 days to do daily activities

4-6 weeks for a complete recovery
1-3 days to do normal routines

3-7 weeks to recover completely after surgery
1-4 days to resume normal daily routines

3-6 weeks to 
Success rate94% to 97% [High]92% to 95% [High]93% to 96% [High]

An expert urologist from Pristyn Care says – “There are few people who come back to us asking to reverse the circumcision surgery. This is because of misconceptions that they believe. So, what I say is, before deciding to get circumcised, have a conversation with your doctor and clarify all your doubts about circumcision.”

To know more details about the benefits, risks, and complications of male circumcision, you can consult our urologists. To undergo the safest circumcision at an affordable cost, you can visit us.

Frequently asked questions:

1. Does circumcision affect fertility?

No, absolutely not. Circumcision won’t affect the fertility of an individual. Instead, it has benefits like reducing the risk of contracting HIV, STDs & STIs and decreasing the risk of penile cancer.

2. What is the difference between male and female circumcision?

Male ad female circumcision methods are two different procedures. In male circumcision, the foreskin is removed because of cultural or religious purposes or medical reasons. But female circumcision [female genital mutilation-FGM] is either partial or total removal of external female genitalia for non-medical reasons.

3. Will circumcision increase the size of the penis?

No, undergoing circumcision won’t increase or decrease the size of the penis because it involves the removal of the extra and tight foreskin. To know more details about the effects of circumcision on males and females, consult with our expert urologists.

4. Can circumcision be reversed?

No, circumcision can not be reversed completely as the extra foreskin is removed. But by pulling and stretching the rest of the skin, one can achieve quite a bit of foreskin to cover the glans penis.

5. Will I suffer from pain during circumcision surgery?

No, you won’t suffer from pain during circumcision surgery because you will be under the effect of anesthesia [general or local]. Anesthesia will make you fall asleep or numb the surgical area throughout the surgical process. Once circumcision is done, you may feel mild pain and discomfort, which subsides over time.

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