Jun 1, 2020 Issue
Newborn Circumcision Techniques [Article]

Male circumcision performed during the neonatal period has several advantages, including a lower risk of complications, faster healing, and lower cost. Physicians should present information about potential benefits and risks rather than withholding or recommending circumcision. This article describes the three most commonly used techniques.

Jan 1, 2018 Issue
Female Genital Mutilation or Cutting [Curbside Consultation]

FGM/C involves partial or total removal of the external genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for nonmedical reasons. It is considered a human rights violation. It has no known health benefits, but many reported harmful consequences.

Mar 15, 1999 Issue
Adult Circumcision [Article]

Adult circumcision can be performed under local or regional anesthesia. Medical indications for this procedure include phimosis, paraphimosis, recurrent balanitis and posthitis (inflammation of the prepuce). Nonmedical reasons may be social, cultural, personal or religious. The procedure is commonly...

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