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What are the benefits of circumcision in Islam?

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According to the American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Circumcision (Male circumcision. Pediatrics. 2012) circumcisionshave a number of health benefits, including:

  • Easier hygiene as it is simpler to wash the penis.
  • Decreased risk of urinary tract infections.
  • Decreased risk of sexually transmitted diseases or infections (including HIV).
  • Prevention of penile problems.
  • Decreased risk of penile cancer.

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