Circumcision is a surgical operation to remove the foreskin of the penis. An adult may decide to undergo this procedure for religious, cosmetic, medical, or cultural reasons. Circumcision is fairly. Adult circumcision can be performed under local or regional anesthesia. Medical indications for this procedure include phimosis, paraphimosis, recurrent balanitis and posthitis (inflammation of the.
When a newborn is circumcised, the procedure takes about minutes. Adult circumcision takes about an hour. Newborn circumcision is more common than circumcision as an adolescent or adult. In the United States, more than 58 percent of newborns are circumcised. However, total circumcision rates in the.