Does circumcision cause psychological damage?

"Circumcision’s Psychological Damage" is the 7th article in a series published in Psychology Today which claims that circumcision is harmful. Psychology professor Patrick O’Connor argued that circumcision during infancy or childhood causes mental trauma that affects males throughout their lives. [1] My analysis follows. O’Connor began by disparaging the proposed CDC guidelines that were released in late 2014 [2], saying they were based on a 2012 AAP policy statement [3] that was “sharply criticized” by a group of international physicians. [4] He failed to mention that the AAP issued a response, which appears in the same publication, in which the AAP task force refuted the claims put forth by

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