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Circumcision, sexual dysfunction and the child's best interests: why the anatomical details matter
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    The history of Jewish circumcision - a response to Lang
    • Guy Cox, Honorary Associate Professor
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      • Brian Morris, John N. Krieger

    A recent Commentary piece by Lang1 contains a substantial historical error. He writes "Milah is merely a token clip of the very tip (the overhang flap or akroposthion) of the prepuce, which leaves most of the organ system (including all its essential functions) intact." No reference is cited, but the source appears to be Wallerstein2. Medical considerations make this unlikely,...

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    Sloppy scholarship and the anti-circumcision crusade.

    By Stephen Moreton Ph.D.

    Whilst it is right and proper that the circumcision issue be debated, it is disturbing that many of those who oppose circumcision rely heavily upon selective literature citations, untested speculations about foreskin function, fear-mongering aimed at making circumcised males feel they have been sexually damaged, and denialism about the proven benefits of the procedure, while ignoring pub...

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