Removal of foreskin
Mostly done in infancy because parents think it is cleaner and will avoid infections.
May need to be done if foreskin
is tight (phimosis) and doesn't retract easily & does not respond to steroid cream. Some adolescents want to look like the majority of other boys. It does prevent penile cancer
which in itself is very rare and more likely caused by poor hygiene
. Less smell. Some think looks better.