FAQ: Circumcision

Q. What is Circumcision?

A. Circumcision is the surgical removal of the Prepuce/foreskin (sleeve of skin) that covers the glans (head) of the penis.

Q. How Long does the surgery Lasts?

A. The duration of Surgery varies from 30 min to 1 hour.

Q. What are reasons that circumcision is performed

A. Reasons is mostly cultural or religious. Medical grounds for circumcision can be urinary tract infections (UTI); reduced risk of penile cancer; reduced risk of sexually transmitted disease.

Q. What would be recovery period like?

A. One can join back to work after 2-3 days following procedure. If the work involves more of more physical activities than can consider taking few more days off.

Q. Will having a circumcision affect my sex life?

A. Research findings suggest that there is no difference in penis sensation between circumcised and uncircumcised men

Q. Does circumcision reduces chances of penile cancer?

A. Yes


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