is morally impermissible to remove all or part of the female prepuce,
prepuce. To this conclusion I add two brief points.
Fleiss et al., Immunological Functions of the Human Prepuce, 74 SEXUALLY
Taylor et al., The Prepuce: Specialized Mucosa of the Penis and Its
The objectives of this review are to: 1) highlight the state, function, fate, and care of the prepuce in childhood, with focus on the neonate, in Canada; 2) understand the current practice of childhood circumcision in terms of age, indications, performers, techniques, outcomes, and education; and 3) consider ways to sustain a good healthcare professional-parental dialogue for safe practices that are accessible, acceptable, and culturally sensitive in the care of the prepuce.
Keywords included prepuce, diseases of prepuce, prepuce in the neonate, prepuce in the neonate in Canada, male circumcision, childhood male circumcision, neonatal male circumcision in Canada, complications of neonatal circumcision in Canada, and circumcision adverse events.
The prepuce in the neonate can acquire conditions that affect it and the male genitalia, early or in adulthood.
In this section of this review, the emphasis is on provision of care for the neonates who are not circumcised and have a normal prepuce for life.
an act that destroys nothing other than prepuce, a tissue that serves no
"amputation," but not insignificant tissues such as prepuce or
anatomically analogous to the penile prepuce, and both serve relatively
means to remove the prepuce, the clitoris, and all or part of the