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The Role of Adult Circumcision in STI Prevention

The Role of Adult Circumcision in STI Prevention

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) remain a significant public health issue worldwide. Various preventive measures are recommended to reduce the incidence of STIs, including the use of condoms, regular screening, and vaccination. Another method that has garnered attention is adult circumcision, a procedure that can play a crucial role in STI prevention.


What is Adult Circumcision?

Adult circumcision involves the surgical removal of the foreskin from the penis. This procedure is not only performed for cultural or religious reasons but also for potential health benefits, including reduced risks of certain STIs. It is a safe procedure when performed by a qualified healthcare professional under appropriate conditions.


The Link Between Circumcision and Reduced STI Risk

Research has shown that circumcision can lead to a reduction in the risk of acquiring certain STIs, particularly HIV, herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), and human papillomavirus (HPV). The foreskin of the penis can be prone to small tears during sexual activity, which may offer an entry point for pathogens. Removing the foreskin reduces these tears and the subsequent risk of infection.

Expertise of Dr. Michael Read

Dr. Michael Read brings over four decades of experience in adult circumcision, with a focus on both the medical and procedural aspects of circumcision at his clinic. His expertise ensures that patients receive not only the highest standards of surgical care but also comprehensive post-operative support. Dr. Read’s approach is tailored to meet the unique needs and health goals of each patient, providing a safe and supportive environment for all procedures.

The Procedure and What to Expect at Dr. Michael Read’s Clinic

At Dr. Michael Read’s clinic, the adult circumcision procedure is performed with precision and patient comfort in mind. It typically takes about 30 to 60 minutes and is conducted under local anaesthesia. Patients are given detailed pre-operative instructions to prepare for the procedure, ensuring safety and reducing anxiety. Post-operative care is emphasised, with Dr. Read providing clear instructions on how to care for the surgical site, pain management, and when it is safe to resume daily activities and sexual activity. This thorough care regimen helps ensure a smooth recovery and reduces the risk of complications.


Consider Your Options With Us

If you are considering adult circumcision as a preventive measure for STIs, it’s important to consult with a healthcare provider who can offer detailed information and answer any questions you may have. Adult circumcision is a significant decision that should be approached with careful thought and medical advice. For more information and expert guidance, call us on (07) 5531 3205 to understand more about the procedure and its benefits.

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