Circumcision is the surgical removal of the skin covering the tip of the penis. The procedure is fairly common for newborn boys in certain parts of the world. For some families, circumcision is a religious ritual. The procedure can also be a matter of family tradition, personal hygiene or preventive health care. Circumcision is usually performed on the first or second day after birth. The procedure becomes more complicated and riskier in older babies, children, and men.

It is also said that circumcision might have various health benefits, including:

Easier hygiene.
Prevention of penile problems.
Decreased risk of penile cancer.
Decreased risk of urinary tract infections and sexually transmitted infections.