OJU  Vol.5 No.8 , August 2015
Circumcision: History, Philosophy and Facts
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Abstract: Introduction: Circumcision (from Latin “circumcidere” meaning to cut around) is one of the most ancient and common surgical procedures worldwide. Every male who undergoes this procedure has to experience severe pain and vulnerable to serious complications including, but not limited to, infection, hemorrhage, accidental injury, ethical concerns, as well as death. Methods: A retrospective review of the factual, therapeutic, and rational aspects of circumcision from its believed conception to the present. Conclusion: Though the origins of this procedure are still sketchy, it is an age-old belief that, dating to the early civilizations, circumcision could be synonymous as a penance in context to humanity’s sexual awakening.
Keywords: Circumcision, History
Cite this paper: El-Gohary, M. (2015) Circumcision: History, Philosophy and Facts. Open Journal of Urology, 5, 114-117. doi: 10.4236/oju.2015.58018.

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