Ahmad Zaghal

American University of Beirut

Dr Ahmad Zaghal is an assistant professor of clinical surgery and pediatric surgeon at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC), Lebanon. After completing his training in general surgery at AUBMC, he completed a two-year fellowship in pediatric surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, US; following which he completed another fellowship in pediatric surgery and urology at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London. Dr. Zaghal is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (May 2019), certified by the European Board of Pediatric Surgery (Oct 2017) and the Lebanese Board of General Surgery (Mar 2016). Dr Zaghal has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals, and authored several chapters on general and pediatric surgery.

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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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