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A 23-year-old male asked:

is there any agreement in the medical community that adult circumcision either does or does not affect sensitivity on the penis?

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Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: It has nothing to do with sensitivity. It is performed on adults for phimosis (stricture) or chronic infection.

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A 28-year-old male asked:

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A 30-year-old male asked:

It's not really a medical question, but what sort of doctor do men go to when they turn 18 or 21?. Where do they go after their peditratrican ?

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Family practitioner: I would recommend getting a good family dr. Board certified family practitioners can provide the kind of care that a young man needs.

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