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what is circumcision for?

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Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
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.
Answered on Jan 28, 2015
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Dr. Darren Mack
11 years experience Urology
To remove foreskin: Circumcision is the act of removing the foreskin in a male. It is done for religious/cultural reasons, cosmetic purposes, and functional problems because the skin is too tight and results in painful erections or difficult urination.
Answered on Dec 30, 2013
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