Circumcision is one of the world’s oldest and most common surgical procedures. Surgical tools laid out for a Jewish circumcision ceremony. Photo: Getty Images Circumcision is one of the world’s oldest and most common surgical procedures. Surgical tools laid out for a Jewish circumcision ceremony. Photo: Getty Images
Circumcision is one of the world’s oldest and most common surgical procedures. Surgical tools laid out for a Jewish circumcision ceremony. Photo: Getty Images

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Circumcision: genital mutilation or simple medical procedure with health benefits?

  • One in three males around the world has been circumcised, either for religious reasons, as a health measure or following tradition
  • Critics say the procedure is unnecessary and unethical and lowers sexual pleasure, while supporters point out the health benefits

Topic |   Wellness
Circumcision is one of the world’s oldest and most common surgical procedures. Surgical tools laid out for a Jewish circumcision ceremony. Photo: Getty Images Circumcision is one of the world’s oldest and most common surgical procedures. Surgical tools laid out for a Jewish circumcision ceremony. Photo: Getty Images
Circumcision is one of the world’s oldest and most common surgical procedures. Surgical tools laid out for a Jewish circumcision ceremony. Photo: Getty Images
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