Circumcision is an operation to entirely or partly remove the foreskin from the penis.

After circumcision, the skin of the glans becomes a bit thicker. Sometimes it darkens a bit.

Man standing. The focus is on the visible sexual organs.
Man holding foreskin between his fingers
Penis with foreskin: not circumcised
Penis without foreskin: circumcised

Reasons for circumcision

Circumcision can be done for several reasons:

Some women are cut. Because this is harmful to women, it is called female genital mutilation.

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