Male Circumcision

About Male Circumcision

Throughout the United Kingdom, you will no longer be able have male circumcision on the NHS. Avoid Disappointment and contact Glasgow Circuumcision Clinic  today on 07787 569766 or by emailing us info@glasgowcircumcisionclinic.co.uk or filling in our contact form

We only use the Plastibell circumcision as we find that under local anaesthetic, the Plastibell technique is almost completely pain free and is carried out by a fully qualified paediatric surgeon – Dr Basith Amjad .

Glasgow Circumcision Clinic offers safe, religious and cultural circumcision for boys aged up to 3 months old. We do not carry out female circumcision or adult circumcision.

Below we have little information on male circumcision and the history of the procedure.

Male Circumcision: An Introduction

Male circumcision is one of the oldest and most common surgical procedures performed worldwide. It is undertaken for many reasons: religious, cultural, social and medical.

The oldest documentary evidence for circumcision comes from ancient Egypt. Hieroglyphs from before 2300 BCE depicting circumcision show that the procedure was practiced then.

Circumcision was ostensibly common among Semitic people throughout the Middle East for centuries. According to the Bible, it was a religious ritual begun by Abraham, to enter into a covenant, with God.

Within the Jewish tradition, circumcision is part of a religious ceremony called the Brit milah. It is performed by a Mohel traditionally on the 8th day of life. It is part of a larger religious ceremony to initiate the child within the Jewish community followed by prayers and a celebratory meal.

Cultural Circumcision

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In Islam circumcision is also known as tahara, meaning purification. It is not mentioned in the Qur’an but it is highlighted in the Sunnah (recorded words and actions) of the Prophet Muhammad.

Most Muslims believe that circumcision is important for cleanliness and hygiene and therefore is a preventive measure against infection and disease.

Muslims are still the largest single religious group to circumcise their boys. Within Islam there is no fixed age for circumcision. The age at which it is performed varies depending on family, region and country.

Circumcision also has ancient roots among several ethnic groups in sub-equatorial Africa and East Asia, and is still performed on adolescent boys to symbolize their transition to warrior status or adulthood.

Today, just over two thirds of all American boys are circumcised as infants (although researches stress that these statistics may be low as they only include hospital circumcisions).

In Islam circumcision is also known as tahara, meaning purification. It is not mentioned in the Qur’an but it is highlighted in the Sunnah (recorded words and actions) of the Prophet Muhammad.

Most Muslims believe that circumcision is important for cleanliness and hygiene and therefore is a preventive measure against infection and disease.

Muslims are still the largest single religious group to circumcise their boys. Within Islam there is no fixed age for circumcision. The age at which it is performed varies depending on family, region and country.

Circumcision also has ancient roots among several ethnic groups in sub-equatorial Africa and East Asia, and is still performed on adolescent boys to symbolize their transition to warrior status or adulthood.

Today, just over two thirds of all American boys are circumcised as infants (although researches stress that these statistics may be low as they only include hospital circumcisions).

Removing the foreskin can also prevent or treat medical conditions that a male may encounter later on in life. These include phimosis, paraphimosis, recurrent infections and penile cancer.

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Globally, about 30% of men worldwide, or 670 million, are circumcised, most as infants, making it the most common infant surgery in the world. But circumcision rates vary widely by country and culture, being almost universal in some areas and almost unknown in others. Nearly every Muslim boy is circumcised as part of religious and cultural practice, meaning rates approach 100%

The World Health Organisation (WHO) are currently involved in a HIV/AIDS prevention programme in parts of East and southern Africa. WHO recommends male circumcision to adult males as an effective method of reducing the risk of HIV infections.

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