It sounds like more research would help relieve those fears.
MRSA Infection of Circumcised Boys:http://www.doctorsopposingcircumcisi.../DOC/mrsa.htmlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/en...ubmed_RVDocSumhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/en...ubmed_RVDocSum
Circumcision does not prevent UTI/ Circumcision may also cause UTI:http://www.cirp.org/library/disease/UTI/altschul/
Circumcision causing uti:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/en...t=AbstractPlushttp://www.circumstitions.com/Utis.htmlhttp://www.cirp.org/library/disease/UTI/goldman/
Flesh Eating Disease, Meningitis, HPV, herpes and others increased with circumcision:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/en...=pubmed_docsumhttp://www.infocirc.org/fourn.htm
Carcinoma developed in circumcision scars on the penile shaft.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/en...t_uids=3944860
The tumors involved the prepuce (n = 1), prepuce and distal shaft (n = 1), circumcision scar line (n = 2), circumcision scar line and distal shaft (http://journals.lww.com/ajsp/pages/a...&type=abstract
Circumcision increases infant mortality because some babies die from complications of circumcision.37 Studies show that intact boys have better penile health during the first three years of life.39,40 Other drawbacks and disadvantages include psychological and sexual problems in adult life.40http://www.drmomma.org/2009/12/effec...cision-on.html
This page with illustrations demonstrates the functions of the male prepuce:http://www.circumcision.org/foreskin.htm
Here is another page, written by Dr. Peter Ball, on the function of the foreskin:http://www.norm-uk.org/function.html
This page is my favourite, as it is most accurate due to showing real photos and slides to demonstrate how the foreskin works:http://www.noharmm.org/anatomy.htm
Here is the study showing pain in neonates led to reduced opioid receptors in the brain (decreased pain sensitivity in adulthood):http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0927130048.htm
A circumcised penis is much more troublesome, not only during the initial period where the baby is at risk of fatal complications such as bleeding, MRSA or other infection, etc, but also throughout his entire life.
Adhesions, regrowth, buried penis, stenosis, scarring...all of these can begin in early childhood and require medical attention. They bring pain, risk of infection, additional effort and might even require another
As he reaches and goes through puberty, growth of the penile shaft might cause extreme pain, especially if he has an American-style circumcision where much of the foreskin is removed. Scrotum skin might stretch onto his penile shaft as it grows, causing his penile shaft to have hair and odd looking skin that can be embarrassing and uncomfortable. This lack of foreskin might also cause his penis to bend and that can cause pain and embarrassment as well.
As an adult, he is missing a vital part of his sexual anatomy, so his sexual performance and sensations are permanently missing. Additionally, he might experience sexual dysfunctions such as erectile dysfunction, painful intercourse and his partner will be affected by the missing skin that provides gliding action and pressure against her clitoris.
As he reaches his midlife, those little pains and sexual losses will sometimes turn into big pains. This is incidentally, when many men start to restore coverage of the glans in an attempt to reverse the damage done from exposing the sensitive glans to the outer world for their entire life. They try to stretch any remaining skin so that it comes down and covers the penile shaft to protect the glans from dryness and irritation.
So here is some information to delve into:
What is the foreskin? Here is a medical school lecture on the foreskin:http://redirectingat.com/?id=848X156...TSC_256k_D.wmv
Complications as an adulthttp://www.cps.ca/english/statements/FN/fn96-01.htmhttp://www.doctorsopposingcircumcisi...rells_2007.pdf
(study published in the April 2007 issue of the British Journal of Urology, demonstrating that the five most sensitive areas of the penis are on the foreskin, and that the most sensitive area of the circumcised penis is on the circ scar)http://tinyurl.com/2h69us
(study from Korea, where the vast majority of men undergo elective circumcisions as adults, demonstrating that a significant majority experienced less sexual satisfaction after circumcision)http://www.math.missouri.edu/~rich/MGM/blog/http://www.circumstitions.com/Complic.html
(adults with lasting circ complications)http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/en...t=AbstractPlus
Effect of neonatal circumcision on penile neurologic sensation. Bleustein CB, Fogarty JD, Eckholdt H, Arezzo JC, Melman A. "In the dysfunctional group, circumcised men (49 +/- 16 years) were significantly younger (P <0.01) than uncircumcised men (56 +/- 13 years)."
Observe for yourself the mobility of a real foreskin with these moving gifs:http://tinyurl.com/38wvfp
The three zones of penile skin:http://www.foreskin.org/3zones-c.htm
The functions of the foreskin:http://research.cirp.org/func1.html
Contrast and compare pictures of cut and uncut penises:http://www.circumstitions.com/Restric/comparison.html
Baby Circumcision Photo Collection:http://tinyurl.com/3523bz
An excellent comprehensive overview with pictures:http://wreckingboy.livejournal.com/318545.html
What is lost due to circumcision?http://www.norm.org/lost.html
Circumcision's Medical History:
Historical Circumcision Quotes in medical journals by doctors:http://www.sexuallymutilatedchild.org/shorthis.htm
Histories of Circumcision in USA, Australia and Britain:http://www.historyofcircumcision.net/
A doctor summarizes circumcision's modern history:
From birthpsychology.org -- http://tinyurl.com/2q3lo6
Risks and Complicationshttp://www.circumcisionquotes.com/complications.htmlhttp://www.fda.gov/cdrh/safety/circumcision.html
Intact vs Circed penis carehttp://www.nocirc.org/publish/4pam.pdfhttp://www.nocirc.org/publish/5pam.pdfhttp://www.cirp.org/library/normal/
Won't it Have to be Done Later?http://www.mothering.com/articles/ne...uncircson.html