Re: violence...

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Mon, 27 Sep 1999 12:51:26 -0700 (PDT)

> >Actually, there are some studies being done now and at least one
> >complete. Check out <> for details.
> Yes, thank you. I've visited that site before. I had referred to studies
> concerning the _psychological_ effects of amputating the foreskin.

Yes, the one study I had in mind was "Effect of neonatal circumcision on pain response during subsequent routine vaccination," by Anna Taddio, et al.," published by the Lancet, March 1, 1997.

Other studies are being done as well to test, for example, the suggestion that some adult males' irrational fear of medical facilities and treatments may stem from subconscious memories of painful circumcision. There are also studies showing psychological harm not from circumcision per se, but from the loss of sexual pleasure caused by it.

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