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Circumcision - series

Normal anatomy

Normal anatomy

Overview

The foreskin is a sleeve of tissue which covers the penis. At birth the foreskin is tightly attached. By mid-childhood it can be pulled over the penis when the penis is flaccid, or retracted back over the shaft of the penis during urination or erection.

Update Date 12/4/2013

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