Circumcision in men
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:
Read about circumcision for medical reasons in boys .
Read about the medical reasons why circumcision in men may be necessary and what happens before, during and after the procedure.
Circumcision may be carried out for: medical reasons in men,circumcision is most commonly carried out when the foreskin is tight and won't pull back(retract), which is known as phimosis ; however,
In men, circumcision is sometimes considered a possible treatment option for the following conditions: tight foreskin (phimosis) where the foreskin is too tight to be pulled back over the head o
There's evidence from several trials carried out in Africa that circumcised men have a lower risk of acquiring HIV from infected women. However, it's unclear whether male circumcision can help preven
Circumcision is usually carried out on a day patient basis. This means you'll be admitted to hospital on the same day you have surgery and you won't have to stay overnight. You'll be asked not to eat
When you're discharged from hospital, you'll be given advice about your recovery at home, including when you can drive, return to work and have sex. It usually takes at least 10 days for your penis t
In the UK, complications after circumcisions carried out for medical reasons are rare and most men don't experience any significant problems. Apart from the initial swelling, bleeding and infection a