Informed consent for adult circumcision

We provide the patient with adequate information about the procedure ahead of time. Circumcision is an irreversible procedure and makes the head of penis exposed permanently. The patient should be told about the risks of bleeding,  bruises, haematoma formation, infection, inadvertent damage to the glans, removal of too much or too little skin, lymphoedema, aesthetically unpleasing results and a change of sensation during intercourse. The patient should also be informed that, during the postoperative period, erections can cause pain and discomfort; very small chances of disruption of wound which might require redo operation. Full recovery following circumcision generally requires four to six weeks of abstinence from all sexual stimulation and sexual activity. Swimming and weight lifting should be avoided for 2-3 weeks. 

We provide consent form ahead of the appointment by an email. 

Dr Khan will discuss further details before the circumcision.

The British Association of Urological Surgeon has issued an informed consent form for the adults.