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An Introduction to The Circumcision Helpdesk™

THE CIRCUMCISION HELPDESK is a not-for-profit publisher of medical educational material for the general public.

Our primary activity is providing accurate, medically approved, information about male circumcision and its benefits in terms of health, hygiene, self-image and sexual satisfaction.

Our publications include a guidance booklet for those considering circumcision for themselves or their sons, and leaflets answering some of the questions parents, men (including teenagers) and women have about the operation; as well as information about preparation and after-care. We also publish a list of doctors, clinics, etc who can be approached for the operation. See the Publications pages for a complete list.

The Helpdesk acts as the sponsor of a web site for the International Circumcision Information Reference Centre (ICIRC), an online resource set up to provide correct information and to counter the myths, outright lies, half-truths and distortions with which anti-circumcision activists have flooded the web.

The Circumcision Helpdesk and ICIRC believe that parents have a right and duty to positively exercise their choice as to whether or not to have an infant son circumcised in the light of the available evidence regarding its medical benefits and potential risks; as well as its social and religious significance within their community. For more on our philosophy please select the 'Philosophy' button above.

We are consulted by individuals, doctors, social services departments and radio/tv producers seeking to find out more about male circumcision and where they can get it performed. We are always willing to discuss matters concerning them with anyone seeking a circumcision or trying to decide if it is right for them or their sons.