The psychological impact of circumcision

@article{Goldman1999ThePI,
  title={The psychological impact of circumcision},
  author={Ronald Goldman},
  journal={BJU International},
  year={1999},
  volume={83}
}
  • R. Goldman
  • Published 1 January 1999
  • Medicine
  • BJU International
easier to dismiss their pain [7]. Some doctors minimize Introduction circumcision pain by calling it ‘discomfort’ or comparing it to the pain of an injection, although these opinions have From a global perspective, most of the world does not practise circumcision; over 80% of the world’s males are been refuted by empirical studies [8]. Anatomical, neurochemical, physiological and behavintact (not circumcised) [1]. Most circumcised men are Muslim or Jewish; the USA is the only country in the… 
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