Phimosis is a general and rather inprecise term that refers to a condition in which the foreskin cannot be retracted. The word, phimosis, is derived from the Greek word, phimos or φῑμός, which means “muzzled”. Phimosis is a condition, not a disease. Phimosis rarely requires treatment.
Psychologists now recognize that male circumcision affects emotions and behavior. This article discusses the impact of male circumcision on human behavior.
The lawfulness of non-therapeutic circumcision of children is unclear. This article examines the position of the non-therapeutic amputative operation under law.
The practice of male circumcision has many myths associated with it. Frequently, they are found to have been started by circumcised medical doctors to meet their internal emotional needs. This Knol discusses the myth that male circumcision somehow can prevent penile cancer.
The surgical operation of circumcision has a very large number of known complications, risks, and drawbacks.
The complications appear immediately, in the longer term, and in adult life.
Male circumcision was introduced into medical practice in the 19th century
Medical Ethics have been profoundly altered since the end of World War II. This article will discuss the position of the 19th century medical practice under the ethics of the 21st century.
The prepuce or foreskin plays an important function in sexual intercourse. This article discussed the effects of the amputation of that organ by circumcision.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases are infectious disease that are conveyed from one person to another during sexual intercourse. It was formerly called “venereal disease”, but that name has fallen into disuse.
Mr. George Hill collects information on bioethics and medical science for Doctors Opposing Circumcision.
The foreskin is the complex organ that covers the tip of the penis.