teen circumcisions

What is Circumcision?

Circumcision is a surgical procedure where the foreskin of the penis is surgically removed leaving the head of the penis (Glans) uncovered.

Is Circumcision only for males?

Yes in Australia and most developed countries Circumcision is only performed for boys and man. It is illegal to perform female circumcision in Australia and is considered as Genital Mutilation among the medical community.

Are there any medical reasons for Circumcision?

Common medical reasons for Circumcision are very tight foreskin or Phimosis and recurrent Infections of the foreskin and head of the penis. Other medical reasons are penile defects like Hypospedias and injuries to the penis requiring extra skin coverage. Non medical reasons for which Circumcisions are performed are Religious, Cultural and Hygienic reasons.

What is most suitable age for this procedure?

Circumcision can be performed at any age but most paediatric surgeons recommend it after the child is1year old.

Why do you perform Circumcision on 10 years and older?

Because most children under that age would require General Anaesthesia and we only perform these procedures under Local Anaesthesia which is tolerated well above this age.

Would this surgery affect my sexuality in any way?

There is no scientific evidence that Circumcision causes any sexual dysfunction. It may, however, feel very sensitive in the Glans due to exposure but one gets used to this.

How soon after circumcision one could resume sexual activity?

Minimal period is two weeks and a condom sheath should be used for another two weeks to minimise overstretching and breakdown of the early scar.

What are the side effects or risks of Circumcision?

Most patients will have an uneventful recovery but a minority of them may experience side effects like Bleeding, Bruising, Haematoma and Infection and these should be discussed in detail with your doctor.

Post Operative Care
Contact Information
QLD CIRCUMCISION SERVICE
C3, 528 Compton Road
Sunnybank Hills
QLD 4109
Phone : 07 3341 7033

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