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Male reproductive hygiene

Male reproductive hygiene

Overview

An infant boy with an uncircumcised penis requires no additional care. Uncircumcised adolescent boys should be taught to gently retract the foreskin during bathing and clean and dry the penis thoroughly.

Review Date 7/31/2019

Updated by: Sovrin M. Shah, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.