Index for Circumcision Decision-Maker

INFANT or CHILD circumcision topics:

Overall reasons
For his general wellbeing
I heard it is required and must be done!
He’ll have to have it done eventually

Personal reasons
Because it looks strange
I don’t know how to care for a boy’s foreskin
I want to thought of as a good parent
I will feel guilty or ashamed if I didn’t

Cultural or family considerations
Peer acceptance, he’ll be teased
Dating
Look like Dad
His brother is circumcised

Hygiene issues
General cleanliness issues, including smegma
Potential problems with my washing him
Potential problems with his washing himself

Sexual considerations
Touching himself and masturbating
I heard sex is better

Medical considerations

To treat a diagnosed problem
Adhesions
Allergies
Balanitis, or balanoposthitis
Balanitis xerotica obliterans (BXO/LSA)
Ballooning
Buried penis
Chordee
Dermatitis
Eczema
Frenulum breve
Frostbite
Fungus (yeast) infection
Gangrene
Hypospadias and epispadias
Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus (LSA/BXO)
Lymphedema
Meatal stenosis
Paraphimosis
Phimosis
Phimosis, Physiological
Phimosis, Pathological
Preputial stenosis
Redundant foreskin

For disease prevention
Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
Penile cancer
Cervical cancer
HIV/AIDS
Other STDs
Unspecified “problems”

Religious reasons
Christian
Coptic Christian
Muslim
Jewish Orthodox & Conservative
Jewish Reform
Jewish Secular

ADULT circumcision topics:

Personal or sexual reasons
My spouse or sexual partner wants it
It will make me more attractive to sexual partners
I am curious about the sexual differences
The experience of being circumcised interests me
Circumcision is a body-image issue for me

To treat a diagnosed problem
Adhesions
Allergies and dermatitis
Balanitis, or balanoposthitis
Balanitis xerotica obliterans (BXO)
Buried penis
Chordee
Eczema
Frenulum breve
Frostbite
Fungus (yeast) infection
Gangrene
Hypospadias and epispadias
Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus (LSA)
Lymphedema
Meatal stenosis
Paraphimosis
Peyronie’s disease
Phimosis
Phimosis, Physiological
Phimosis, Pathological
Preputial stenosis

Religious reasons
Christian
Coptic Christian
Jewish
Muslim