Read about Circumcision
- This is done under local anaesthesic with a penile block.
- The baby is held firm by an assistant standing behind him, keeping his upper legs apart.
- This is usually done within the first 6-12 weeks of life.
- Usually a religious indication: Judaic, Islamic practice.
- Cultural: African tribes etc.
- Modern society dictates that this may be unacceptable as personal choice has been removed. Careful consideration by parents is to be given regarding this procedure.