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Recent statistical evidence from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) (see figures below) indicates that in the United States (U.S.) newborn circumcisions among non-immigrant boys have increased over the past 2 decades. There are over 100 million circumcised U.S. boys and men, encompassing about 70% of the total male population in this country. Currently 65%
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Conventional wisdom (CW) holds that uncircumcised men have more sexual pleasure and penile sensitivity than those who have been circumcised. These claims arise from anecdotes and testimonials and have no scientific basis. Recently published medical research explodes the myths of better sex and sensitivity due to the foreskin. We previously mentioned 2 reports in the
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Parents who decided to have their babies circumcised were more likely to be satisfied with their decision than were parents of uncircumcised boys. A California survey of 149 families (81 had babies circumcised, 68 did not), published in the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, found that parents who failed to have their sons
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New Anti-Circumcision Tactic—Target the Poor The high rate of newborn circumcision in the United States (U.S.) continues in spite of the dominance of activist anti-circumcision groups in the media and on the Internet over the past 25 years. Clinical research indicates that about 80% of middle class American males are circumcised. Among this group percentages
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On April 8, 2003, in his widely viewed TV program, Dr. Phil McGrawreassured a distraught young mother who was agonizing about having had her son circumcised 2 years ago, as a newborn. She had become convinced by anti-circumcision groups that circumcision “changed some of the wiring in his brain” and would lead to permanent emotional and
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