A cultural practice in which the foreskin of the male penis is removed via simple surgery.

This practice has minor health benefits, as it can reduce the risks of some disease transmissions. Circumcised men may be less likely to contract yeast infections and urinary tract infections than uncircumcised men. The practice can also reduce risks of HIV transmission, and the World Health Organization recommends circumcision in areas where HIV is prevalent (particularly in parts of Africa).

However, circumcision also carries some health risks, as the practice can lead to bacterial infections, especially when performed outside of a sterile environment.