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Definition of «Foreskin»

Foreskin: The fold of skin which covers the head (the glans) of the penis. Also called the prepuce.

Only about 1 in every 20 boys is born with a retractable foreskin. This reflects the fact that the histologic (tissue) development of the foreskin is usually not complete at birth.

The foreskin is thus not fully separable from the glans in about 96% of newborn boys. By a year of 1 year, the foreskin can be retracted in 50% of boys and by 3 years, the foreskin can be retracted in 80% to 90% of uncircumcised boys.

Newborn circumcision diminishes the risk for cancer of the penis and lowers the risk for cancer of the cervix in sexual partners. It also decreases the risk of urinary tract infections and lowers the risk of sexually transmitted diseases, including especially HIV.

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  • Foreskin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    In male human anatomy, the foreskin is a generally retractable double-layered fold of skin and mucous membrane that covers the glans penis and protects the urinary ...

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    Photographs of the intact adult male foreskin ... This website contains close-up photographs of the normal, natural, intact adult male foreskin.

  • Foreskin - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The foreskin is a fold of skin that covers the glans penis. The foreskin protects the glans penis when the penis is not erect. Most mammals have foreskin.

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    The foreskin is not 'just skin' and is not 'extra' or 'redundant', in that no other part of the body does what the foreskin does, or feels what the foreskin feels.

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    Photographs of the intact adult male foreskin ... "Truth invites examination." Aristotle "I am a human being. Nothing human is alien to me."

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