Male circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin.

The foreskin is the retractable fold of skin that covers the end of the penis. It's a continuation of the skin that covers the whole penis.

This page focuses on circumcision for medical reasons inmen and covers:

  • Circumcision in men medical reasons for malecircumcision , including tight foreskin
  • the procedure
  • recovering from male circumcision
  • risks of male circumcision

Read about circumcision for medical reasons in boys .

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 28 Nov 2016