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Dr. Kennedy Circumcision is the surgery which removes the foreskin (the loose tissue) covering the glans of the penis. Circumcision may be performed for religious or cultural reasons, or even for health reasons. Newborn circumcision diminishes the risk for cancer of the penis and lowers the risk for cancer of the cervix in sexual partners. It also decreases the risk of urinary tract infections and lowers the risk of sexually transmitted diseases, including especially HIV. The Latin circum means around (or about); cision refers to cutting. Circumcision is, literally, a cutting around. Circumcision dates back to prehistoric times and is one of the oldest surgical operations known to have been performed.

The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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