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Table 2 Approximate figures for benefits of circumcision in infancy versus circumcision later

From: A 'snip' in time: what is the best age to circumcise?

Condition Infancy Later Critical age for maximum benefit
UTI 10 × 5 × birth, highest risk in 1st year of life
Phimosis 5-infinity 5-infinity birth
Balanitis 3 × 3 × birth, higher risk after onset of sexual activity
Hygiene n/a n/a birth
HIV 3-8 × 3-8 × onset of sexual activity
HPV 2 × 2 × onset of sexual activity
HSV-2 1.3 × 1.3 × onset of sexual activity
Thrush 2 × 2 × onset of sexual activity
Penile cancer 3-22 × less protection level unclear if performed after childhood
  1. See main text for references to each condition