Circumcision is the removal of the foreskin – the layer of skin covering the head (or the glans) of the penis. And, over the years, the topic of circumcision has been widely controversial.
To learn more, BuzzFeed talked to experts Mary Jane Minkin and Adam Hittelman. Minkin is a clinical professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences at Yale School of Medicine and Hittelman is a pediatric urologist.
How is a circumcision procedure done?
Jews, Muslims, and some Christians circumcise for religious reasons. For those who don’t do it for religious reasons, why do they choose to circumcise their children or themselves?
What are the pros and cons of circumcision?
Do circumcisions cause loss of sensation during sex?
Does circumcision really make it easier to clean the penis?
How common is circumcison today?