The study was published in Journal of Sexual Medicine, Vol. 4 Issue 3, Pages 667 - 674, May 2007. The researchers had 20 intact men and 20 circumcised men watch erotic films before they were tested for touch sensitivity. The researchers tested a spot on the glans, the penile shaft, and the forearm of each subject. The researchers found no significant difference in glans sensitivity between the subjects. Surprisingly, the intact men were less sensitive to touch on the forearm than the circumcised men.
An article in Advocates of Youth that compares data between Europe and the United States.
In France, Germany, and the Netherlands, two things create greater, easier access to sexual health information and services for all people, including teens. They are: 1) societal openness and comfort in dealing with sexuality, including teen sexuality; and 2) pragmatic governmental policies. The result - better sexual health outcomes for French, German, and Dutch teens when compared to U.S. teens.
HAARETZ.com reports in a 2008 article that traditional circumcision results in an increased rate of urinary tract infections (UTIs) for male infants. "Circumcision as performed by mohels, men whose profession is performing the Jewish ritual of brit milah, leads to a high rate of urinary tract infections among babies, according to a report released recently by physicians at Schneider Children's Medical Center in Petah Tikva."
The article reports that the researchers "found urinary tract infections to be far more common among babies who had undergone circumcision by a mohel rather than a physician." One researcher said, "Without appropriate and intensive treatment, the bacteria could reach the blood, possibly even causing death." The researchers believe the infections are caused by the bandage left on the penis after circumcision.
A news video about infant circumcision in the Untied States. The reporter documents that the infants feel pain during circumcision because doctors do not like to use general anesthesia and, instead, use a topical pain relief, which has been proven to be ineffective. The reporter concludes that infant circumcision is unnecessary because there is no medical reason to perform routine infant circumcision.
Dr. Christine Northrup writes about how male infant circumcision is a risky, painful, and unnecessary procedure.Dr. Northrup points out that the male foreskin is richly innervated and hyperelastic and is there for a reason. The book Sex as Nature Intended It is referenced as a guide to explain why the foreskin is there and how it provides sexual pleasure for both men and women.
The July/August 1989 issue of The Truth Seeker, a Freethinker's Publication, deals entirely with genital mutilation. The publication provides very good articles and information on the harms of circumcision, both for infant boys and prepubescent girls.
The link is to a pdf file of the 68 page publication.
Catholics Against Circumcision respects the bodily integrity rights of male and female children. Children have a right to be free from unnecessary amputations (circumcision or genital mutilation) that cause pain, trauma, scarring, and loss to their perfect bodies. New Testament Scriptures teach us that the Old Testament Law that required circumcision was rescinded after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Article published in The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries, Vol 2, No 05, 2008 Oct 1;2(5):328-34. The full text of the article is available as a pdf file. The authors cannot say enough good things about male circumcision as a way to reduce HIV in Africa. The article does not address the finding that male circumcision increases the HIV rate for the male to female vector.
Article published in Humane Health Care International, Volume 12, Number 2: Pages 78-80, April 1996. Circumcision is the act of one person removing a part of the penis of another person.
Infant circumcision violates the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. (Many pro-circ advocates say it is necessary to circumcise infants because adults will not want it done).
Infant circumcision violates a major tenet of medical practice: First do no harm.
Restoring Tally is just an ordinary guy who had to confront his prostate and circumcision problems. This site chronicles his journey in dealing with these issues. He has had prostate surgery and he is restoring his foreskin.