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Dealing with Misinformation

The volume of bad information on the Web is staggering. In the 1990s and into the early 2000s email users were deluged with chain emails making medical claims that with little investigation were nearly always proven false. Today we have social media doing the same thing but with much more rapid proliferation. It might be tempting to take things at face value when your friend is sharing it, but every medical claim on social media or blog sites needs investigation. If your friends (or strangers) are trying to persuade on social media, demand references. Go to sites with more established reputations when you are confronted with new information that seems shocking or amazing. Unproven conspiracy theories and pseudoscience abound on health-related sites, including anti-circumcision sites. These sites are fooling or frightening millions of people every day. You may choose to circumcise or not circumcise after learning the facts, but we don't want you to get caught up in the hysteria about circumcision!

Does circumcision cause SIDS

August 30, 2018

A Circumcision Choice admin analyzed a new study that claims that infant circumcision increases the risk of SIDS.

Medical Studies

October 18, 2016

Here is a pdf from Andrew Gross with a listing of medical studies on circumcision

Boyle Trauma and Harm 2015

October 11, 2016

Is circumcision really harmful to emotional well-being?

Circumcision and Female Partners

October 18, 2016

What is the effect on female sexual pleasure?

Circumcision and Breast-feeding

October 19, 2016

Don't believe everything you read on the internet, especially if it is from an intactivist. Moms are told that circumcision will ruin breast-feeding and bonding with their baby.

The Styrofoam Vagina

October 18, 2017

A bizarre study exposes the intellectual laziness and confirmation bias of the anti-circumcision academic community.

Sex as the Researcher Intended It

A refutation of Kristen O'Hara's survey of women that forms the backbone of her "Sex as Nature Intended It" book and website.

Does Circumcision Cause SIDS?

August 30, 2018

A Circumcision Choice admin analyzed a paper whose author claims that circumcision increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome.

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