Self-Circumcision: The Problems

If you are thinking of circumcising yourself, The Journal of Sexual Medicine explains some complications that might arise.

… Aims. The aims of this report are to report the case of a 30-year-old white man who suffered complications after trying to perform a self-circumcision with a nonmedically approved device purchased via the Internet, and to propose that urologists should take the lead in investigating the problem of male self-circumcision.

Methods. This case report documents the presentation and treatment of an attempted self-circumcision.

Results. The attempted self-circumcision was carried out without local anaesthetic and resulted in an incision in the foreskin. The patient presented with uncontrollable local bleeding 2 days after carrying out the procedure. Although questioned as to why he had attempted self-circumcision, the patient was reluctant and/or unable to explain his reasons. Read more

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