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LC control 85026074
LC classificationGN484 Ethnology
GT2470 Birth customs
RD590 Surgery
Topical headingCircumcision
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Variant(s)Amputation, Foreskin
Foreskin amputation
Foreskin removal
Male circumcision
Removal of foreskin
See alsoBody marking
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Found inIntl. dict. med. biol. (prepucectomy: circumcision)
MeSH browser, Sept. 21, 2012 (Circumcision, Male. Scope Note: Excision of the prepuce of the penis (foreskin) or part of it. UF Circumcision; Male Circumcision. SA Foreskin; in MeSH Tree Structures under Body Modification, Non-Therapeutic and under Urologic Surgical Procedures, Male)
Circumcision : surgical removal of the foreskin from the tip of the penis, 2000 (Every male is born with a covering of skin over the sensitive end of the penis. This covering is called foreskin. For some people, circumcision is a religious ritual. For others, it is a cultural preference. The procedure began as a way to help prevent disease by making the penis easier to clean. Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin from the head (tip) of the penis. This leaves the end of the penis exposed.)
Deeper into circumcision : an invitation to awareness and guide to resources for researchers, parents, restorers, activists, and the merely curious : more than 300 sources of information about the male foreskin, foreskin amputation, foreskin restoration, intact foreskin rights advocacy, and more ... c1994.
Wikipedia, Sept. 21, 2012 (under Foreskin: Circumcision is the removal of the foreskin, either partially or completely. It may be done for religious requirements, health reasons such as to treat a medical disorder, or personal preferences surrounding hygiene and aesthetics. Preputioplasty is a minor procedure designed to relieve a tight foreskin without resorting to circumcision.) Circumcision (Male circumcision is the surgical removal of some or all of the foreskin (prepuce) from the penis)
MedlinePlus, Sept. 21, 2012 (Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin of the penis. Alternative Names: Foreskin removal; Removal of foreskin)