Conditions affecting the foreskin
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Conditions affecting the foreskin

David Hunter Lecturer in adult nursing, University 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.

Nursing Standard. 26, 37, 35-39. doi: 10.7748/ns2012.

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