Male Circumcision

Male circumcision refers to the removal of foreskin which surrounds a male’s glans penis. This medical procedure—often considered to be the oldest documented surgical procedure1—is mostly performed on infants, but it is not uncommon for circumcision to be performed on adult males as well. While it most likely began as a religious practice1, circumcision has become…

Phimosis and Paraphimosis

What is Phimosis? Phimosis is a medical condition in which a male is unable to retract the foreskin covering the head of the penis.1 Phimosis is classified into two separate conditions: pathological phimosis and physiological phimosis. We will elaborate on their differences later on. Being able to differentiate between the conditions is crucial as they differ…