Circumcision is a surgical procedure in which the skin covering the tip of the penis is removed. Scientific research shows the many medical benefits of circumcision. The American Academy of Pediatrics states that the benefits of circumcision outweigh the risks and expresses its opinion in favor of circumcision. While circumcision is seen as a mandatory procedure in Judaism and a recommended procedure in Islam, some people have their boys circumcised for reasons such as family tradition, personal hygiene or preventive health care. Sometimes circumcision may be needed for medical reasons, such as the foreskin being too tight to be pulled back over the glans. Circumcision is one of the most important turning points in the life of boys. For the sexual health of the child in adulthood, it is very important to perform circumcision with the meticulousness of an operation. It is not true that circumcision does not affect fertility and that circumcision increases or decreases sexual pleasure for men or their partners.