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what is circumcision?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Removal of foreskin: Performed on all jewish babies on 8th day of life, on all devout muslims before adulthood & majority of caucasian americans. It prevents smega collection under a foreskin, reduces risk of utis in 1st 6-months of life & risk of cancer in men with poor penile hygeine or inability to retract foreskin & significantly reduces risk of HIV in africa & possibly elsewhere..
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Foreskin= skin covering the barb like glans penis at birth
Jan 8, 2014

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