Historical Medical Claims About Circumcision

Conditions, Behaviors, and Diseases Physicians Have Claimed Circumcision Will Prevent or Cure
(Partial List)

 

Asthma

Bladder inflammation

Blindness

Cancer of the cervix

Cancer of the penis

Cancer of the prostate

Clubfoot

Clumsiness

Compulsion to rape

Constant crying

Convulsions

Criminal behavior

Deafness

Diabetes

Diarrhea

Divorce

Dumbness

Epilepsy

Excessive saliva

Frequent urination

Gangrene

Gonorrhea

Hernia

Herpes

HIV/AIDS

Hives

Homosexuality

Idiocy

Impotence

Indigestion

Irritability

Marital unhappiness

Masturbation

Mental disease

Nervousness

Nightmares

Nose picking

Oversensitive penis

Paralysis

Passion

Promiscuity

Restlessness

Urine retention

Sexual appetite

Spinal curvature

Swollen feet

Syphilis

Tuberculosis

Urinary tract infections

Wet dreams


claimsAre these all honest mistakes, or are they the biggest medical fraud in history, perpetrated by circumcised men with a compulsion to have done to others what was done to them?

See historical quotes of physicians seeking to promote circumcision.
See Cultural and Medical Bias.