Conditions affecting the foreskin

David Hunter

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This article aims to provide an update on the anatomy of, and some of the conditions affecting, the foreskin. The cultural and religious significance of the foreskin will be explored, as well as nursing care and health promotion needs of men. The possible link between circumcision status and human immunodeficiency virus will be briefly discussed. Maintaining cleanliness of the genitals is advocated to reduce the incidence of inflammatory conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-39
JournalNursing Standard
Issue number37
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2012


  • circumcision
  • foreskin
  • health promotion
  • male genitals
  • men's health
  • penile cancer
  • prepuce


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