Circumcision has been practiced for thousands of years. It continues to find favour amongst certain religious groups and cultures. The practice of circumcision has provoked heated discussion in medical circles in the last 30 years. There is evidence for and against the procedure, and when such controversy exists the decision is left to the parents.
A/Prof Harry Merkur provides a service for newborn males within the first two weeks of life (prematurity is taken into account). The method used is the Plastibell technique, which A/Prof Merkur has performed for the last 30 years. The safety record is very good with no major complications as a result of this technique in that time.
Further information is available through reception at Northwest Women's Health.