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Circumcision takes the first place among the most applied surgical interventions, although it is not for treatment purposes. In addition to the known medical benefits of circumcision (such as less incidence of penile cancer, urinary tract infections), it can also have many serious complications that occur when it is not performed in accordance with surgical principles. Unfortunately, in our country, the ceremonial aspect of circumcision is given more importance than the medical aspect and the necessary conditions are met, and the physical and psychological trauma of the child is ignored or manipulated incorrectly. Sometimes even physicians are instrumental in these mistakes due to commercial concerns, and circumcisions are performed in many unsanitary environments, including wedding halls, and with extremely risky methods. It should not be forgotten that circumcision is an operation and it should be performed under operating room conditions. The age of 3-6 is the age at which sexual identity is acquired, and it is a psychologically sensitive period. If possible, it is appropriate to do it before or more ideally after this period. The belief that circumcision is easy in the newborn period and that the baby does not feel pain is wrong. In this period, the number of people who think that circumcision is not physiological is increasing. However, circumcision is recommended for children with urinary tract infections and congenital kidney problems, as it reduces the risk of infection.

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