Male circumcision is widely practiced for religious and traditional reasons, often within the first two weeks after birth or at the beginning of adolescence as a rite of passage into adulthood.
As a medical procedure, it is performed to treat problems involving the foreskin and as a means to help prevent some diseases.
Recently, three randomized controlled trials have convincingly demonstrated that male circumcision reduces female to male heterosexual transmission of HIV.


—Is the medical surgical removal of the foreskin that covers the head of the glans in:

—Adult men

—Adolescent boys

—Infant boys

—Practiced for centuries for religious or traditional reasons.

Why Infants?

—Easier procedure to teach and learn

—Suturing rarely needed

—Faster healing

—Lower complication rates

—Tissue less vascular

—Completely healed prior to sexual activity

—Procedure not complicated by erections

—Decreased risk of urinary tract infections in first 6 months of life