Page ContentNewborn Male CircumcisionFirst Trimester | Second Trimester | Third Trimester | Postpartum Circumcision is an operation where the loose skin of the tip of the penis is removed. Circumcision may be done for cultural or religious reasons but is rarely needed for medical reasons. No national or international medical societies recommend circumcision. The Children's Health & Human Rights Partnership published an educational video for expectant parents about circumcision. Dr. Christopher Guest, M.D., F.R.C.P.C., discusses the history, medical myths, and human rights aspects surrounding circumcision of children, as well as the function and anatomy of the intact penis. This video is a powerful resource tool for prenatal education. Watch this video to learn more about circumcision.