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What have foreskin and a cigarette box in common?
Foreskin lat. Praeputium; Skin sheet which covers the glans of uncircumcised men.
The surface of the outside and internal foreskin sheet corresponds the size to a cigarette box.
EURO CIRC publishes leaflets on foreskin circumcision
In these leaflets the essential advantages of circumcision are presented in a concise manner. In addition, a committee of 15 international experts has rounded up facts from scientific studies in "Expert Leaflets."
All leaflets are aimed at men and parents as aid in the decision-making process and can be downloaded free of charge, printed out, and displayed in medical practices if required. to the official press release
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Parents that want to circumcise their sons for prophylactic reasons are allowed since the circumcision law to do so.
The benefits of infant circumcision include prevention of urinary tract infections (a cause of renal scarring),
reduction in risk of inflammatory foreskin conditions such as balanitis, foreskin injuries, phimosis and paraphimosis.
When the boy later becomes sexually active he has substantial protection against risk of HIV and other viral sexually transmitted infections such as
genital herpes and oncogenic human papillomavirus, as well as penile cancer.
The risk of cervical cancer in his female partner(s) is also reduced.
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