Circumcision

Foreskin removal; Removal of foreskin; Newborn care - circumcision; Neonatal care - circumcision

Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin of the penis.

Foreskin

The foreskin is also known as the prepuce. It is the loose fold of skin on the head of the penis. The foreskin is the portion of tissue that is removed during circumcision.

Circumcision - series

The foreskin is a sleeve of tissue which covers the penis. At birth the foreskin is tightly attached. By mid-childhood it can be pulled over the penis when the penis is flaccid, or retracted back over the shaft of the penis during urination or erection.

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