Category: Studies & Analysis

Response to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Circumcision Policy Statement

The endless search for a medical benefit of circumcision, from treating epilepsy, irritability, and masturbation in the late 1800s to preventing sexually transmitted diseases today, has always been suspect. Close examination reveals that psychological factors affect every aspect of the practice, including who chooses to study circumcision, what questions are studied and what questions are […]

Cultural Bias in the AAP’s 2012 Technical Report and Policy Statement on Male Circumcision

38 leading non-US physicians disagree with the American Academy of Pediatrics ABSTRACT The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released its new Technical Report and Policy Statement on male circumcision, concluding that current evidence indicates that the health benefits of newborn male circumcision outweigh the risks. The technical report is based on the scrutiny of a […]

Circumcision Associated with Sexual Difficulties in Men and Women

A new national survey in Denmark, where about 5% of men are circumcised, examined associations of circumcision with a range of sexual measures in both sexes. Circumcised men were more likely to report frequent orgasm difficulties, and women with circumcised spouses more often reported incomplete sexual needs fulfillment and frequent sexual function difficulties overall, notably […]

Circumcision Associated with Adult Difficulty in Identifying and Expressing Feelings and Circumcised Men 4.53 Times More Likely to Use Erectile Dysfunction Drugs

To read more:¬†Alexithymia and Circumcision Trauma This preliminary study investigates what role early trauma might have in alexithymia (difficulty in identifying and expressing feelings) acquisition for adults by controlling for male circumcision. Three hundred self-selected men were administered the Toronto Twenty-Item Alexithymia Scale checklist and a personal history questionnaire. The circumcised men had age-adjusted alexithymia […]