Baby circumambulation makes use of a simple Plastibell method. The Plastibell device is a flexible tool made from lightweight clear plastic that it is shaped in a bell shape, with a sliding handle attached at the end. It comes in several sizes to accommodate newborn babies, infants, and children. The plastibel is used to cover the infant’s head just above the pubic bone to protect it from pain during the procedure. This method has been used for baby circumcision for many years. However, Western cultures have only recently accepted it.
Baby circumcision in the Australia has been done primarily with local anesthesia. This local anesthesia comes in the form of a muscle relaxant or anti-anxiety medication. It can also come in the form of a prescription drug, usually given by your doctor. Parents prefer this option because they can continue their normal activities while their baby is on such powerful medication. Before you make any decisions regarding baby circumcision, it is important to talk with your doctor about all options.
Like male circumcision, baby circumcision also has some pros and cons. One of the main pros to this procedure is that it provides a lower risk of infection. The possibility of infection is slim because doctors have developed methods in recent years to prevent infection, even when using traditional methods of babycircumcision.
Another pro to baby circumcision is the fact that it provides a higher level of medical benefits compared to other forms of removing the foreskin. There are two main groups of advantages that come from this procedure, the medical benefits of which are too numerous to briefly mention. The first is to protect the child from contracting diseases through unclean hands. Unclean hands are very common means of transmission of bacteria and viruses from one person to another. This medical procedure prevents these diseases from reaching your baby. It provides a level protection that many parents can rely on.
The second medical benefit is the fact that through this procedure, there is a reduced chance for complications. These complications include bleeding or infections. Because the doctor uses the top portion of the penis as the cutting point, there is less risk of injury to the sensitive parts of the skin, especially in the case of newborns and babies. If a complication does occur, the chances of it being serious are reduced. As a result, the risks associated with the surgical procedure are generally considered to be minimal compared to other methods.
While many doctors recommend baby circumcision as a means of prevention, the reasons parents choose to circumstance their babies vary. Circulating infections and recurring conditions can often be avoided through this procedure. It is also believed that babies who are not circumcised have higher chances of contracting herpes simplex virus than those who are. Although this is not supported by medical evidence, most health professionals believe that baby circumcision can be performed safely.
Baby boys are usually circumcised during the month of infancy as the skin of the penis is believed to stretch before it grows completely. During this process, the doctor uses an instrument called a glansmanoscope to make a small incision in the boy’s glans. This small opening is used to remove excess foreskin and expose the penile skin. The surgeon then closes the wound with stitches.
Baby’s who are still newborns or those who have not been circumcised yet are advised to avoid washing their hands after having intercourse, as the foreskin is exposed. Parents should inquire with their doctors whether this is necessary before they allow their newborn to wash their hands. Most doctors recommend that newborns wash their hands immediately after birth. If their mothers do not allow them to wash their hands immediately after birth, they may have to wait until they are weaned.