What Were the Original Motivations Behind Routine Infant Circumcision in the West?

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What were the original motivations behind routine infant circumcision in the West? Circumcision Information Resource 2007-03-12 Also available at http://www.cirp.org/pages/whycirc.html What were the original motivations behind routine infant circumcision in the West? Routine circumcision as a preventative or cure for masturbation … Read More

The Masturbation Taboo and the Rise of Routine Male Circumcision: A Review of the Historiography

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Robert Darby Journal of Social History, Vol. 36, No. 3 (Spring, 2003) Abstract: There is increasing scholarly interest in the history of routine male circumcision in Anglophone countries, but much disagreement as to whether prevention of masturbation was an important … Read More

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