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Circumcision and the Community

Edited by Ahmad Zaghal

American University of Beirut


Nishat Rahman

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Male circumcision is one of the oldest and the most common procedures in the world; it is performed for both medical and non-medical reasons. Circumcision is a relatively simple procedure; however, if not done properly, can lead to major complications such as iatrogenic injury of the glans or the urethra. The debate over the advantages of the routine cultural circumcision is still ongoing with a significant dichotomy between the opinions of the experts in the field. The main purpose of this book is to present a discussion on the pros and cons of the non-medical male circumcision from a public health point of view, and to raise awareness about the potential complications of this procedure.

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Circumcision and the CommunityEdited by Ahmad Zaghal

Published: May 20th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77815

ISBN: 978-1-83880-294-3

Print ISBN: 978-1-83880-293-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-78985-658-3

Copyright year: 2020

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1805 Total Chapter Downloads

1 Crossref Citations

2 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Relationship between Female Circumcision and the Religion

By Özer Birge and Aliye Nigar Serin


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2. Scaling Safe Circumcisions in Communities

By Shazia Moosa and Lubna Samad


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3. Voluntary Medical Safe Male Circumcision for HIV/AIDS Prevention in Botswana: Background, Patterns, and Determinants

By Mpho Keetile


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4. Rare Yet Devastating Complications of Circumcision

By Reem Aldamanhori


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5. Male Circumcision and Infection

By Ruth Mielke


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