Dr Jo Schoeman
Urological Surgeon

        

Neonatal 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.
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