Foreskin lat. Praeputium; Skin sheet which covers the glans of uncircumcised men.
The surface of the outside and internal foreskin sheet corresponds the size to a cigarette box.
More foreskin circumcisions conducted in Germany
A study of the International Association for Ambulatory Surgery (IAAS) about surgery frequencies in industrialized countries shows that boys and men in Germany are more frequently circumcised than it has been assumed.
According to this study ambulatory circumcisions, after which the patient can leave the hospital on the same day, have been conducted 90 times in every 100,000 men in 2003.
That means that 74,000 circumcisions have been performed on boys and men in 2003 – that are 1.8% of the male population who were circumcised in only one year. To press Article
A snip in time
Parents that want to circumcise their sons for prophylactic reasons are allowed since the circumcision law to do so.
The benefits of infant circumcision include prevention of urinary tract infections (a cause of renal scarring),
reduction in risk of inflammatory foreskin conditions such as balanitis, foreskin injuries, phimosis and paraphimosis.
When the boy later becomes sexually active he has substantial protection against risk of HIV and other viral sexually transmitted infections such as
genital herpes and oncogenic human papillomavirus, as well as penile cancer.
The risk of cervical cancer in his female partner(s) is also reduced.
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