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Nurs Stand. 2012 May 16-22;26(37):35-9.

Conditions affecting the foreskin.

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  • 1University of the West of Scotland, Lanarkshire.


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.

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