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What exactly is circumcision and why do they do it?

What exactly is circumcision and why do they do it?

Removal of foreskin: The foreskin is a piece of skin that covers the glans, or the head of the penis. In circumcision, this foreskin is removed. There is no medical necessity for this, but it is associated with a lower incidence of urinary tract infections, and penile cancer. Often it is done due to tradition or for religious reasons. ...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


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What exactly are the life-long benefits of circumcision?

What exactly are the life-long benefits of circumcision?

Phimosis: Adult circumcision is typically done for phimosis(tight foreskin) . The problems with phimosis that should make one consider circumcision are painful erection/intercourse, recurring infection, severe cracking and bleeding of the tight foreskin and the inability to adequately keep the penis clean and hygienic. ...Read more

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Please is there any benefit to female circumcision and what exactly is d reason for practicing it?

Please is there any benefit to female circumcision and what exactly is d reason for practicing it?

Depends on procedure: This can either be islamic fundamentalist genital cutting mutilation perfromed in certain primitive and backward communities. This is dangerous, illegal in all civilised countries and has no benefit other than parents or prospective spouse knowing that the woman is a virgin. Some call trimming hooded skin over head of clitoris female circumcision. This can increase clitoral sensitivity during sex. ...Read more

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Is there any benefit to female circumcision? If not, what exactly is the reason for practicing it?

Is there any benefit to female circumcision? If not, what exactly is the reason for practicing it?

Depends on procedure: This can either be islamic fundamentalist genital cutting or mutilation & clitoris is amputated & vaginal opening partially closed. This is dangerous, illegal in all civilised countries and has no benefit other than prospective spouse knowing that the woman is a virgin. Some call trimming hooded skin over head of clitoris female circumcision. This can increase clitoral sensitivity during sex. ...Read more

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What exactly happens when you get circumcised?

What exactly happens when you get circumcised?

Foreskin is removed: Head of penis (glans) is then uncovered/exposed. ...Read more

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When exactly do i ask for baby boy to be circumcised? After birth? Before? And is it very painful? how long does it take for it to heal? 1s tm mom

When exactly do i ask for baby boy to be circumcised? After birth? Before? And is it very painful?  how long does it take for it to heal? 1s tm mom

Circumcision: Find out who is going to do the surgery for this and talk to them about your questions. It is a very important decision to be made before o the birth of the baby. ...Read more

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For what reasons do you perform circumcisions?

For what reasons do you perform circumcisions?

Controversial: Religous and personal reasons aside, do the medical benefits outweigh the risks? All reading of the data seem to support the benefits.But is that enough? Should we be doing procedures to minimize very rare conditions such as penile cancer? We need, i think, more substantial research data. ...Read more

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What is circumcision?

What is circumcision?

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.. ...Read more

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What is circumcision for?

What is circumcision for?

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. ...Read more

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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