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About the Circumcision Procedure

Male circumcision is one of the world’s oldest medical procedures, dating back thousands of years. Originally performed for cultural purposes, in recent years circumcision has been found to have numerous health benefits and is employed across the globe. Approximately 37% to 39% of males worldwide are circumcised, about half for religious or cultural reasons.

Historical

Male circumcision is one of the world’s oldest medical procedures, dating back thousands of years.

Circumcision Today

Originally performed for cultural purposes, in recent years circumcision has been found to have numerous health benefits and is employed across the globe. Approximately 37% to 39% of males worldwide are circumcised, about half for religious or cultural reasons.

What is Circumcision?

Circumcision is the procedure whereby the foreskin overlying the penis is surgically removed in a sterile fashion.

About the Circumcision Procedure