Circumcision: History, Philosophy and Facts
M. Amin El-Gohary
Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
DOI: 10.4236/oju.2015.58018   PDF   HTML   XML   3,162 Downloads   4,499 Views   Citations


Introduction: Circumcision (from Latin “circumcidere” meaning to cut around) is one of the most ancient and common surgical procedures worldwide. Every male who undergoes this procedure has to experience severe pain and vulnerable to serious complications including, but not limited to, infection, hemorrhage, accidental injury, ethical concerns, as well as death. Methods: A retrospective review of the factual, therapeutic, and rational aspects of circumcision from its believed conception to the present. Conclusion: Though the origins of this procedure are still sketchy, it is an age-old belief that, dating to the early civilizations, circumcision could be synonymous as a penance in context to humanity’s sexual awakening.

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El-Gohary, M. (2015) Circumcision: History, Philosophy and Facts. Open Journal of Urology, 5, 114-117. doi: 10.4236/oju.2015.58018.

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