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/ns2012.05.26.37.35.c9109Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review