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NOCIRC of Southern Nevada is dedicating to educating people in the community about the risks of circumcision. Our goal is to be a well-rounded source of information to help parents make the best decision regarding circumcision.


Frequently Asked Questions

Infant Circumcision (7)

Does circumcision have risks?

Yes. Like any other surgery, circumcision has risks. They include:

  • Excessive bleeding
  • Infection
  • Complications from anesthetics
  • Surgical mistakes, including loss of glans and loss of entire penis
  • Death


Many circumcised males suffer from:

  • Extensive scarring
  • Skin tags and skin bridges
  • Tearing and bleeding at the scar
  • Curvature of the penis
  • Tight, painful erections
  • Difficulty ejaculating
  • Impotence
  • Feelings of having been violated
  • Feelings of having been mutilated


All circumcised males lose some or most of the sensitivity in their glans and all of the sensitivity in their foreskin.

Circumcision may have risks and complications not yet recognized or understood.

Courtesy of NOCIRC – Publication downloadable here

Is circumcision painful?

Yes. Circumcision is extremely painful – and traumatic – for a baby. Just being strapped down is frightening for a baby. Babies are as sensitive to pain as anyone else. Most babies scream frantically when their foreskin is cut off. Some defecate. Some lapse into a coma. The reason some babies don’t cry when they are circumcised is that they can’t cry because they are in a state of shock. Most babies are circumcised without an anesthetic. Anesthetics injected into the penis don’t always work. Being stuck with a needle in the penis is itself painful for a baby. Babies are rarely given pain medication after they are circumcised or during the week to ten days it takes for the wound to heal. Pain medication is not always effective and is never 100% effective.

Courtesy of NOCIRC – Publication downloadable here

If my son isn’t circumcised, won’t he be teased?

Raising an intact boy should include empowering him to compassionately respond to anyone who might ever tease him about being normal and whole.

Courtesy of NOCIRC – Publication downloadable here

Why is the foreskin there?

The foreskin comprises as much as half or more  of the penile skin system and has three known  functions: protective, sensory, and sexual. During infancy, the foreskin is attached to the glans and protects it from urine, feces, and  abrasion from diapers. Throughout life, the  foreskin keeps the glans soft and moist and  protects it from trauma and injury. Without  this protection, the glans becomes dry, calloused, and desensitized from exposure  and chafing. Specialized nerve endings in the foreskin  enhance sexual pleasure. The foreskin may have functions not yet recognized or understood.


Courtesy of NOCIRC – Publication downloadable here

What is circumcision?


Circumcision is the cutting off of the fold of skin that normally covers and protects the glans of the penis. This double layer of skin, the prepuce, is commonly known as the foreskin.

Courtesy of NOCIRC – Publication downloadable here

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  • “Routine circumcision is not a medical issue or a social issue. It is a sexual issue and a human rights issue.” — Frederick Hodges