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Circumcision


Picture of a natural penis and a circumcised penis

Male circumcision is a surgery to remove the foreskin, a fold of skin that covers and protects the rounded tip of the penis.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Last RevisedJanuary 27, 2012

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