Recent Articles


Non-retractile foreskin

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.


Circumcision and Law

The Law of Circumcision

The lawfulness of non-therapeutic circumcision of children is unclear. This article examines the position of the non-therapeutic amputative operation under law.

The “foreskin causes cancer” myth

Smegma is non-carcinogenic

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.

Circumcision and Medical Ethics

The Bioethics of Male Circumcision

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.

Circumcision and Sexuality

The sexual effects of male circumcision

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 Disease

Venereal Disease

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.

George Hill

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.