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Male Circumcision ?

What is male circumcision?

Removing some or all of the foreskin (the fold of skin that covers the head, or glans, of the penis) from the penis is called male circumcision. This procedure is done for hygiene and health reasons or as part of religious or cultural traditions.

What we know about male circumcision:

What you can do

If you're a parent, talk to your health care provider about the potential risks and benefits of male circumcision to your newborn. +

To learn more about the decision to circumcise your child, visit the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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