Originally Posted by SaveTheWild
But that still begs the original question: is there a connection, and if so, why does that connection exist? Does foreskin trap more bacteria?
The only studies I am aware of that were done were totally flawed since the person who did the study used preemie intact babies (who are at a much higher risk for uti than any other) and full term circed babies as the comparison group. Of course his research showed that intact males get more uti's
: His study was discounted because of this.
Common sence tells me that something that we are born with is there for a reason and I cannot honestly see how having a foreskin would cause a UTI. The function of the foreskin while the child is a infant is to keep OUT bacteria. Now if some one was retracting then that would allow all kinds of nasty things in there. I honestly beleive tho if the foreskin is left alone like it is supposed to be it will do its job and keep things out.
Regardless of intact state some people are just more likely to get a UTI.
So to answer the question there have not been to my knowledge any realiable studies to figure this out.