Category: Studies and Analysis

Neonatal Circumcision and Prematurity are Associated with Sudden Infants Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the most common cause of postneonatal unexplained infant death. The allostatic load hypothesis posits that SIDS is the result of cumulative perinatal painful, stressful, or traumatic exposures that tax neonatal regulatory systems. To test the predictions of the allostatic load hypothesis we explored the relationships between SIDS and two […]

The Effect of Early Circumcision on Breastfeeding Duration Using Sibling Comparisons

April Tan, MD; Lawrence Noble, MD; Samhita Jain, MD; Alice Shajan, MD; Diego Craik, MD Pediatrics (2019) 144 (2_MeetingAbstract): 273. Background:  We sought to look at whether early circumcision is associated with a decreased duration of breastfeeding. We compared circumcised infants to their uncircumcised siblings, to control for religious, cultural, and socioeconomic factors associated with circumcision that […]

Circumcision: 100 Known Complications and Risks

Complications and risks are much more numerous than most doctors know or disclose   Hemorrhage Local Infections (6) staphylococcal infections, abscess of penis and scrotum, erysipelas, acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis, tetanus, myiasis Systemic Infections (2) septicemia, Fournier’s gangrene Surgical Complications (31) excessive skin removal, excessive residual skin, total denudation of the penis, urethral fistula, multiple pyogenic […]

International Journal Critical Analysis of Circumcision for HIV Prevention

The decision to recommend male circumcision to help prevent HIV transmission was a flawed process controlled by a small network of circumcision advocates who avoided open debate.   The following abstracts are from Global Public Health, volume 10, issue 5-6, 2015. Kirsten Bell. HIV prevention: Making male circumcision the ‘right’ tool for the job In […]

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 […]