circumcision

How Is It Done

Posted by Lloyd on January 05, 2011
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During a circumcision, the infant lies on his back in a “circumstraint,” or tray, with his arms and legs strapped down. Many doctors and midwives give the baby an injection of anesthetic before beginning the procedure to lessen the baby’s pain. His penis is visible through a hole in the sterile sheet that is laid over his body. The tip of the foreskin is then crushed and enlarged by making a slit in it. The doctor uses a small instrument to get between, and then separate, the foreskin and glans, two layers that normally adhere to each other.

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