It is estimated that one-third of males worldwide are circumcised. The origin of circumcision is not known with certainty; the oldest documentary evidence for it comes from ancient Egypt. It is considered religious law in Judaism and established tradition in Islam to circumcise sons.
Common in the US, rare in Europe and now championed in Africa, male circumcision is hotly debated. Jessica Wapner explores whether the gains are worth the loss. It was sunny but cold.
Male circumcision is the surgical removal of some or all of the foreskin prepuce from the penis. Early depictions of circumcision are found in cave paintings and Ancient Egyptian tombsthough some pictures are open to interpretation. Most circumcisions are performed during adolescence for cultural or religious reasons; [ 10 ] in some countries they are more commonly performed during infancy.
A cost-utility analysis, based on published data from multiple observational studies, comparing boys circumcised at birth and those not circumcised was undertaken using the Quality of Well-being Scale, a Markov analysis, the standard reference case, and a societal perspective. If neonatal circumcision was cost-free, pain-free, and had no. Using sensitivity analysis, it was impossible to arrange a scenario that made neonatal circumcision cost-effective.
Circumcision cuts some or all of the foreskin prepuce from the penis. The frenulum may also be cut away at the same time, in a procedure called frenectomy. The word "circumcision" comes from Latin circum meaning "around" and caedere meaning "to cut".
If your institution subscribes to this resource, and you don't have a MyAccess Profile, please contact your library's reference desk for information on how to gain access to this resource from off-campus. The incidence and prevalence of male genital dermatoses are not known with accuracy, but most, like sexually transmitted diseases, are more common and more severe in the uncircumcised; these include psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, and lichen planus LP. Circumcision has been adopted as a measure to reduce human immunodeficiency virus HIV transmission.
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Metrics details. Circumcision is a common procedure, but regional and societal attitudes differ on whether there is a need for a male to be circumcised and, if so, at what age. This is an important issue for many parents, but also pediatricians, other doctors, policy makers, public health authorities, medical bodies, and males themselves.