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Hidden Penis in Infants Feb 11th, 2020

For parents, having a baby with a hidden or “buried” penis can be upsetting, especially if it means delaying a planned-for circumcision. But in fact, buried penis is not uncommon, and in most cases, it will resolve on its own by the time the child reaches his first birthday. What...

When is a Circumcision Revision Necessary? Feb 11th, 2020

So you or your son has undergone a previous circumcision. Have you noticed something might be wrong with the circumcision site, or maybe something just seems “off”?  The following are indications that a circumcision revision may be required. If you suspect any complications following your circumcision, no matter when it was performed, please...

Tulì, the Filipino Tradition Feb 11th, 2020

Circumcision or “Tulì” in the Filipino community is a long-standing tradition and rite of passage for boys. It’s a major step for toward adulthood in Filipino culture. Richly woven into the society, the practice dates back to at least the 17th century. The World Health Organization reports that only about 33 percent...

3 Questions to Ask Your Circumcision Specialist Feb 11th, 2020

Choosing a healthcare provider is an extremely personal decision. Doctor-patient interactions are one of the most important relationships in a person’s life. The healthcare professional should know what is best for you when it comes to health and the well being of patients in their specific specialty. The relationship with your...

Infection Control During Circumcision Feb 11th, 2020

With any procedure, it is important to know what complications are possible. Proper education and preparation before a procedure are important to minimize the possibility of a poor outcome. It also helps patients and their families make informed decisions and aid with recognition of problems if and when they occur. When infection...

Pain Management During Circumcision Feb 11th, 2020

Gentle Circumcision Clinic uses advanced pain management techniques that vary based on the age of the person receiving care. Pain control is OUR priority for ALL patients. To manage discomfort and pain following each procedure, we select options based on the patient’s age and weight. For all ages, performing a circumcision can...

Uncircumcised: Frequently asked Questions Feb 11th, 2020

What Is a Circumcision? A circumcision is the surgical removal of the male foreskin, which normally covers the tip of the penis. The surgery is most often performed in infancy, when tissues can heal more quickly as they grow and develop, but circumcision in teen and adult years is becoming more...

Can My Older Baby Still Be Circumcised? Feb 11th, 2020

Parents often wonder if their older baby can be circumcised after one month of age. While in the past, a circumcision on an older baby may have been a rare occurrence, new advancements make the procedure safe, effective, and with a low risk of complications. Read on to learn more...

Get the facts. Feb 11th, 2020

Deciding on any type of elective surgery is never easy, and when it involves an organ that plays such an essential role in male identity, the decision is even more difficult. When it comes to adult circumcision or circumcision repair or revision, muddying the real facts with misconceptions and hearsay,...

What is a frenulum? Feb 11th, 2020

Frenulum is a medical term for a band of connective tissue that connects one anatomical structure, or part of a structure, to another. You have a frenulum at the base of your tongue that attaches your tongue to the bottom or your mouth; you have another one above your top row of teeth...

5 Reasons Why Newborns May Not Be Circumcised Immediately at Birth Feb 11th, 2020

Although statistics may vary by country, or even by certain regions of countries, newborn circumcision is still considered the most common newborn surgical procedure in the world.   However, there may be times where a newborn is not able to immediately undergo a circumcision procedure. Let’s look at the top five reasons below....

The 411 on Adult Circumcision Feb 11th, 2020

When it comes to circumcision in adult males, every patient has his reasons for choosing to go through with the surgery. Whether it’s for aesthetics, hygiene, disease prevention, or even a partner’s preferences, all these reasons can play a role in their decision.  While there’s no doubt circumcision can be a...

6 Myths of Adult Circumcision Feb 11th, 2020

Can you get circumcised at any age? Yes, you can. However, this isn’t always an easy decision. Making the choice to undergo adult circumcision is complicated by the amount of misinformation floating around in society and online, which may incite fear or confusion.  If you are an uncircumcised adult considering...

Circumcision: What do women prefer? Feb 11th, 2020

For many men, deciding whether or not to get circumcised can be influenced by many factors, not the least of which is where women stand when it comes to the circumcised vs. uncircumcised debate. It’s not surprising that for many men considering whether or not to become circumcised, the prevailing...

Circumcision in your teens? Lots of reasons to say “yes” Feb 11th, 2020

For many teen guys today, being uncircumcised can raise a lot of issues: Whether it’s “right” or not, many boys and men identify their penises with their sexuality and maleness; as a result, being uncircumcised can cause anxiety and feelings of self-consciousness that can be hard to shake off. Today,...

How to Talk to your Parents about Circumcision Feb 11th, 2020

You’re a teen and you’re finding it difficult to talk to your parents. No surprises there! Teens and parents have had communication problems since the dawn of time. These conflicts often arise because once you reach your teens you’re ready to start taking more control of your life and making...

Does Male Circumcision Affect Women? We’ve Got the Answers Feb 11th, 2020

If you’re considering circumcision as an adult, you may tend to think of it as a decision that only affects you, your health, and your life. But research has shown being circumcised also has a direct bearing on female partners as well. In fact, when it comes to deciding whether...

Adult Circumcision Technique Feb 11th, 2020

Uncircumcised men are often curious about the prospect of adult circumcision. Although the idea of undergoing a circumcision procedure may be frightening at first, these procedures can be performed safely and comfortably in the proper setting. In addition, different methods of circumcision are available to meet the needs of virtually any uncircumcised man. ...