Baby boys who remain uncircumcised are under higher risk of urinary tract infection (UTI) compared to circumcised boys, says study. According to the new research, circumcised baby boys have one in a thousand odds of getting a UTI, while that of the uncircumcised is one in a hundred.
According to the Dr. Alexander Sasha Dubrovsky, the lead researcher of the study, there is a case for a tight foreskin leading to the increased risk. To confirm this, Dr. Dubrovsky studied 393 baby boys in the Montreal Children's Hospital and McGill University in Quebec, Canada.
309 out of these boys were uncircumcised. These were indeed found to be more at risk of the infection. The tightness of foreskin was not found to have any role to play in this. The high UTI risk of these baby boys did not depend on whether their foreskin was tight or not.
Dr. Dubrovsky stated that the research led by her did not settle the question of circumcision as mandatory for boys or not, as the risk of UTI in even uncircumcised boys is not high enough to warrant this. This is backed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
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