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Foreskin removal; Removal of foreskin
Risks related to circumcision:
Some research has suggested that uncircumcised male infants have an increased risk of certain conditions, including:
The overall increased risk for these conditions is thought to be relatively small.
Proper hygiene of the penis and safe sexual practices can help prevent many of these conditions. Proper hygiene is always important, but is thought to be especially important for uncircumcised males.
Circumcision policy statement. American Academy of Pediatrics. Task Force on Circumcision. Pediatrics. 1999 Mar;103(3):686-93.
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