Surgical Guide to Circumcision

pp 275-280


Islam and Circumcision

  • Mohamed S. El-SheemyAffiliated withDivision of Pediatric Urology, Department of Urology, Cairo University Specialized Pediatric Hospital Email author 
  • , Ali M. ZiadaAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery, Division of Urology, University of Kentucky

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Circumcision is a universal practice that is greatly influenced by cultural and religious traditions. It is the most frequent operation on males not only in Islamic countries, but also other parts of the world [1, 2]. For example, in the USA more than one million male infants are circumcised each year ‎[3]. It is estimated that one-third of the global male population is circumcised ‎[4, 5].