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Circumcision is a surgical procedure in which the foreskin, the retractable sleeve of skin covering the tip of the penis, is partially or completely removed. It is a common practice in many cultures and has both cultural and medical significance. Here are some key points about circumcision:
Circumcision may be recommended for medical reasons. It can help prevent certain conditions, such as phimosis (tight foreskin), recurrent balanitis (inflammation of the glans), and urinary tract infections. It may also reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and penile cancer, although the protection is not absolute.
One of the reasons for circumcision is to facilitate better personal hygiene. Removal of the foreskin makes it easier to clean the penis, as it reduces the risk of bacterial buildup and certain infections.
Circumcision holds cultural and religious significance for various communities around the world. It is practiced by some religious groups as a ritual or religious observance.
Procedure and recovery: Circumcision is typically performed by a urologist or pediatric surgeon. The procedure can be done under local or general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s age and preference. Recovery time varies, but it usually takes about one to two weeks for the penis to heal completely.