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Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


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Is adult male circumcision painful?

Is adult male circumcision painful?

Usually: The penis is very sensitive and therefore painful after surgery. The pain will decrease steadily after surgery. By two weeks should be pain free. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of male circumcision?

What is the purpose of male circumcision?

To remove foreskin: Religious requirement for muslims ; jews reduces risk of urinary infections in first 6 months of life. Reduces risk of hiv/aids or stds. More hyeigenic for men who don't or can't retract foreskin. Removes risk of very rare penile cancer, which only occurs if men fail to clean under foreskin. Removes risk of inflammation of foreskin ; glans penis (balanitis ;/or posthitis). Or to look like dad! ...Read more

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What's your thoughts on male circumcision?

What's your thoughts on male circumcision?

Not needed if...: Circumcision is unnecessary if good hygiene is done. Babies are born complete, finished, and perfectly fine (except for the few unlucky ones with birth defects). Circumcisions are done for religious and cultural reasons, but the procedure does permanently change the genitals, so parents should think about it and talk about it before doing anything to their perfect little newborn. ...Read more

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What are the advantages of male circumcision ?

What are the advantages of male circumcision ?

Circumcision: There are many views of whether circumcision can reduce the incidence of penile cancer. In third world countries, penile cancer is still very high. Good hygiene is the best prevention for penile cancer. Most cultures have their babies circumcised ...Read more

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How could fgm be compared to male circumcision?

How could fgm be compared to male circumcision?

FGM is criminal: It is genital butchery. Clitoris is amputated & often labia or vagina partially closed together to prevent penetration. It is illegal in all civilized countries and perpetrators face jail in the USA. Occasional surgeon performs procedure to remove tiny hood of clitoral skin which partially covers glans clitoris. Purpose is to increase clitoral sensation during sex. In males only foreskin removed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if male circumcision is a humane procedure?

Can you tell me if male circumcision is a humane procedure?

Yes if done humanely: In newborn's this means applying anesthetic cream to numb penile skin, or using a local anesthetic. Should not be done under general anesthesia before age 6 months. From then on, is humane if done under general anesthesia. ...Read more

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What's so bad (in regards to health) about male circumcision?

Unnecessary Surgery: Many factors involved in this controversial decision...The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that it should be offered, but does not say that circumcision is necessarily recommended. In areas with high rates of sexually transmitted disease, it can prevent infection rates and decrease the risk of UTI, but the jury is out w/ respect to sexual function so it's up to the parents. ...Read more

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Please explain why is male circumcision okay and femal circumcision not?

Please explain why is male circumcision okay and femal circumcision not?

Female circumcision: Is mutilation because clitoris ; inner labia are removed. Girls or women can die from blood loss. Female circumcision is also frequently accompanied by sewing labia together to prevent sexual penetration until vagina is opened for marriage. There is no medical benefit for women.Sexual pleasure is denied them. Male circumcision involves only removal of foreskin ; has some potential medical benefits. ...Read more

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Why do some people like to make out that male circumcision is a bad thing?

Why do some people like to make out that male circumcision is a bad thing?

Lots of reasons: Some of the most common: 1) not necessary (although there may be some health benefits - decreased risk of urinary tract infection or getting hiv) 2) usually done as a baby when the baby can't agree to have it done 3) it's more "natural" to leave the foreskin intact - we don't remove other parts of our body, for example. ...Read more

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Dr. George Klauber
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Circumcision (Definition)

Keep your baby's penis clean and dry. The initial redness and swelling should improve over 1 -2 weeks. Avoid wiping or swabbing the wound area. If there is a dressing, change it according ...Read more


Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Circumcised (Definition)

If a male baby is circumcised, his foreskin, or the flap of skin covering the tip of his penis, ...Read more