Adult circumcision

What is a circumcision?

Circumcision is a surgical procedure that involves removing the foreskin, the tissue covering the head (glans) of the penis. The procedure is typically performed on male infants or young boys, although it can also be performed on adult males for medical, religious, or cultural reasons.

Circumcision is usually done for religious or cultural reasons in some parts of the world, particularly in Jewish and Muslim communities. It is also sometimes done for medical reasons, such as to treat a condition called phimosis, which is the inability to retract the foreskin.

The procedure is typically done under local anesthesia, although general anesthesia may also be used. It involves cutting and removing the foreskin, and then stitching the edges of the remaining skin together.

Circumcision is a controversial topic, and opinions on the procedure vary widely. Some people believe that it has health benefits, such as reducing the risk of urinary tract infections and sexually transmitted infections, while others believe that it is unnecessary and can cause pain and psychological harm. Ultimately, the decision to have a circumcision is a personal one, and should be made in consultation with a healthcare provider.

Adult circumcision

Alleged benefits

There are a number of alleged benefits associated with circumcision, although the extent to which these benefits are supported by scientific evidence is a subject of debate.

Some of the alleged benefits of circumcision include:

  • Reduced risk of urinary tract infections : Studies have suggested that circumcised males may have a lower risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs), particularly in infancy. However, the overall risk of UTIs is relatively low, and the benefit of circumcision in preventing them is considered to be small ;
  • Lower risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) : Some research has indicated that circumcision may reduce the risk of certain STIs, such as HIV, herpes, and HPV. However, the protective effect of circumcision is thought to be relatively small, and safe sex practices, such as using condoms, are still recommended to prevent the transmission of STIs ;
  • Lower risk of penile cancer : Circumcision has been associated with a lower risk of penile cancer, which is a rare condition. However, the overall risk of penile cancer is low, and other factors, such as smoking and poor hygiene, are also believed to play a role in its development ;
  • Improved hygiene : Removing the foreskin can make it easier to keep the penis clean, which may reduce the risk of certain infections and other health problems ;

It’s important to note that not all experts agree on the extent of these alleged benefits, and some have argued that the risks and potential harms associated with circumcision may outweigh any potential benefits. Ultimately, the decision to have a circumcision should be made on an individual basis, taking into account factors such as personal beliefs, cultural or religious traditions, and medical considerations.

Price for adult circumcision

The cost of adult circumcision can vary depending on a number of factors, such as the location, type of procedure, and the healthcare provider or clinic performing the procedure.

In the United States, the cost of adult circumcision can range from several hundred to several thousand dollars, with the average cost being around $3,000. However, the cost may be higher or lower depending on the location and the healthcare provider or clinic. The price in Tunisia is about $ 800. A full package offer can be offered for this procedure.

It is important to note that the cost of circumcision may not be covered by health insurance if it is being performed for non-medical reasons, such as for cultural or religious reasons. In some cases, insurance may cover the procedure if it is deemed medically necessary, such as to treat a medical condition like phimosis.


The recovery time for circumcision can vary depending on a number of factors, such as the age of the patient, the type of circumcision, and any complications that may occur.

In general, the recovery period for circumcision can take anywhere from a few days to several weeks. Immediately after the procedure, it is normal to experience some pain, swelling, and bruising around the penis. Your healthcare provider will likely prescribe pain medication to manage any discomfort.

During the first few days after the procedure, it is important to avoid any activities that may irritate or injure the penis, such as sexual activity, strenuous exercise, or wearing tight clothing. You may also need to avoid bathing or swimming for a few days to allow the penis to heal.

Over the course of several days or weeks, the swelling and discomfort should begin to subside. Your healthcare provider may recommend that you apply ice packs to the penis to help reduce swelling, or may prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection.

It is important to follow your healthcare provider’s instructions for care and recovery after circumcision, as this can help to reduce the risk of complications and promote healing. If you experience any unusual symptoms, such as excessive bleeding or signs of infection, it is important to contact your healthcare provider right away.

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