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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?

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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In what way, other than out of medical necessity, is male circumcision ever ok?

In what way, other than out of medical necessity, is male circumcision ever ok?

Religious reasons: Circumcision is part of being a muslim, jew, or some other religion. Circumcision is also a right of passage from chid to manhood with many african tribes. It is also ok if father or brothers are circumcised and johnny doesn't or might not want to look different to them. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the reason for male circumcision?

Please help! what is the reason for male circumcision?

Various reasons: Religious adherence if muslim or jewish. To reduce incidence of urinary infections in first 6 - 12 months of life, important for babies born with urinary tract malformations. Subjects who need to self catheterize. To relieve phimosis (tight foreskin). To look like father or brother if they have been circumcised. To reduce incidence of hiv/aids. Mentally challenged males for hygienic reasons. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if male circumcision lessons sexual enjoyment?

Can you tell me if male circumcision lessons sexual enjoyment?

Probably not 4 MorF : Might or might not lessen or increase. Impossible to say because there would have to be a survey of men with normal retractile foreskins who had no problems with sexual enjoyment who were then circumcised & again had no problem. Such a group would be virtually impossible to find. Sex before has less friction if uncircumcised & more if circumcised & have longer enjoyment with less sensation ...Read more

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Do you think male circumcision would still happen if doctors all over the world suddenly became women?

Do you think male circumcision would still happen if doctors all over the world suddenly became women?

Here are some ...: Good Q! Although political correctness & commercialism have distorted much the truth & facts of life as well as reined and ruined much part of our social and personal life, the essence of medical necessity for circumcision still surely remain so practicing circumcision will continue just like the care for prostate disorders has not diminished despite having had more female urologists. ...Read more

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Is male circumcision worse then female circumcision?

Is male circumcision worse then female circumcision?

Opposite is true: Male circumcision is a legitimate surgical procedure for removal of foreskin. Female circumcision is genital mutilation, includes amputation of clitoris ; banned in all civilized countries. Thus male circumcision is ok for religious, medical or even hygienic indications. Female circumcision is a crime. ...Read more

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Can male circumcision leave scars ? If yes how can they get ?

Can male circumcision leave scars ? If yes how can they get ?

Always. The only way: in which skin & other tissues heal close after any injury, including more controlled surgically created gaps, is via fibroblasts migrating into area to form connective tissue which forms a scar to both mechanically connect the tissues back together and help restore complex immune system function. Plastic surgery techniques are about how to ? barriers to healing & ? visibility of final scar tissue. ...Read more

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How long does a hematoma take to heal after male circumcision?

How long does a hematoma take to heal after male circumcision?

Depends on size of: Hematoma. Hematomas after circumcision are not very common. Hematoma which is primarily bruising shoud settle down in 7 - 10 days. Larger collection of blood or clot trapped by sutures could take weeks to heal. Best to discuss it with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Why isn't female circumcision as wide-spread as male circumcision?

Why isn't female circumcision as wide-spread as male circumcision?

There is never a : Medical indication for female genital mutilation. And although some physicians would argue against this, there are at least some times when a male circumcision is medically indicated. Male circumcisions are generally not associated with horrific outcomes. Female genital mutilation is - and has been banned in many countries (at least until age 18 years old). ...Read more

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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


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Male refers to the masculine gender, those people ...Read more