Infant male circumcision in Greater Manchester
Information for families and providers about non-medical circumcision.
Information for parents
Infant male circumcision for religious or cultural reasons, rather than for health reasons, is not generally provided by the NHS.
Most of these procedures are undertaken by private providers in community settings. Because circumcision is an operation, it is important that you ensure the following if you are seeking a circumcision for your infant son:
- the operation is performed in clean and sterile conditions;
- there is adequate pain relief for your son;
- the operation is performed by a trained professional who can treat any complications;
- appropriate aftercare is provided by the professional.
More information can be found in our patient leaflet.
Circumcision services for boys in Greater Manchester (PDF, 205KB)
Female genital cutting has no medical benefits and is illegal under the Female Genital Mutilation Act (2003).
Quality-assured providers in Greater Manchester
The following providers have been voluntarily assessed against a set of quality standards. Those who meet all of these standards are listed on this website. This list is updated every year.
The providers on the list above have undertaken the Greater Manchester Infant Male Circumcision Quality Assurance Process.
This is a voluntary review for professionals who perform circumcisions on boys under 1 year old in community settings.
If you wish to be listed on this website as a quality-assured provider of non-therapeutic circumcision, you should read our standards to ensure you are compliant, and complete and submit the application form.