Circumcision is the surgical removal of foreskin. Foreskin covers the head of a flaccid penis. When the penis is erect, the foreskin pulls back to reveal the penis. During a circumcision , a doctor cuts away a portion of the foreskin and reattaches the section that remains to create a shorter section of skin. Circumcision in infancy is performed for several reasons , including religious, social, medical, and cultural purposes. For example, in Jewish and Islamic communities, this procedure is common as part of religious standards.
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Circumcision is the removal of the foreskin from the human penis. After that, a circumcision device may be placed, and then the foreskin is cut off. Topical or locally injected anesthesia is used to reduce pain and physiologic stress. Medically it is a treatment option for problematic cases of phimosis , balanoposthitis that does not resolve with other treatments, and chronic urinary tract infections UTIs.
Snip snip. Photo by Phalinn Ooi. Thanks to my hippie parents, I was never circumcised , even though I grew up in the Midwest, where circumcision is the de facto norm. Because it was slightly unusual where I lived, my sexual partners often asked me what it was like to be uncut.