In , the group stopped recommending routine circumcision. Since then, the AAP has reversed its position. Plus, what the stat doesn't show is that many opt in for religious or cultural reasons. And there are some families who choose not to do it because they think it's akin to genital mutilation.
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The Foreskin, Circumcision and Sexuality
An uncircumcised penis is the natural default state, present at birth, with the foreskin intact. Circumcision removes the foreskin and is performed for a variety of cultural reasons on newborns, and as a treatment for some conditions for older boys and men. Parents and their sons often have heard confusing, conflicting, or just plain wrong information about how to care for the uncircumcised penis. Let's set the record straight on what's normal, what's a problem, and what's an emergency.
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Anatomy of the Penis, Mechanics of Intercourse This page presents information that most parents are not aware of at the time they make the circumcision decision. Doctors usually do not provide this information. If you are under 18, we recommend that you share and discuss this information with your parents. For a further look at this anatomy, including photographs, visit Circumstitions Hugh Young. Hugh's site also includes an excellent animation to illustrate retraction.
Is Smegma useful? Yes, certainly. It lubricates the cavity between the foreskin of the penis and the glans, thus allowing smooth movement between them during intercourse.