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"Topical steroid treatment for phimosis is successful in young children. This therapeutic approach is a safe, easy, and inexpensive alternative to circumcision." 

J Med Assoc Thai. 2010 Jan;93(1):77-83. Topical steroid is effective for the treatment of phimosis in young children. Sookpotarom P, Porncharoenpong S, Vejchapipat P.  Department of Surgery, Panyananthaphikkhu Chonprathan Medical Center, Srinakharinwirot University Nonthaburi, Thailand.

SourceDepartment of Surgery, Panyananthaphikkhu Chonprathan Medical Center, Srinakharinwirot University Nonthaburi, Thailand.



"Betamethasone Valerate 0.1%, 0.2% and 0.2% in combination with Hyaluronidase had equally higher results than placebo in the treatment of phimosis in boys from three to ten years-old. Patients initially with partial or no response can reach complete response after 60 days of treatment."

 nt Braz J Urol. 2011 May-Jun;37(3):314-9. Topical betamethasone and hyaluronidase in the treatment of phimosis in boys: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Nascimento FJ, Pereira RF, Silva JL 2nd, Tavares A, Pompeo AC. Department of Urology, ABC Medical School, Santo Andre, SP, Brazil.

UROLOGY, Volume 56, Number 2: Pages 307-310, August 2000. Conservative treatment of phimosis in children using a topical steroid. Anna Orsola, Jorge Caffaratti and Jose Maria Garat.  Department of Pediatric Urology,  Fundacio Puigvert,  Barcelona, Spain.



"It is clear to me that it is time that doctors and medical students were taught that the foreskin has functions. It is as important to the penis as the eyelid is to the eye. It maintains a soft, moist and sensitive glans, protecting it from abrasions. While the outer layer of the foreskin is composed of similar skin to that of the shaft, its inner layer is exquisitely sensitive. Finally it provides a reserve of skin essential for friction free intercourse. If doctors understood these functions they would be reluctant to amputate it and would develop conservative methods of managing phimosis, rather than mutilating children for life."


Review of The Joy of Uncircumcising. British Medical Journal, Sept 10, 1994. v309 n6955 p676(2)



"This page brings together, in one place, scattered material relevant to the study of the role of the foreskin in human sexuality, and the dysfunction caused by its amputation."

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