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A 50-year-old member asked:

What is the procedure for a circumcision?

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Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urology 52 years experience
Here are some ...: Circumcision is a surgical procedure to remove long foreskin as the final resort for treating recurrent irritation by infection / inflammation of the foreskin or at times for personal preference under social and cultural pressure, which can be safely performed under local anesthesia, informed consent, and aseptic fashion.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What is circumcision for?

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Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Circumcision: Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin, a small flap of skin that covers the tip of the penis, generally performed in the days after birth. Examination of scientific studies between 1995 and now shows links between circumcision and decreased risks for urinary tract infections, some kinds of cancer, hpv, hiv, and other sexually transmitted diseases. There is a preventative effect.

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