Circumcised doctors are male doctors who were circumcised as infants, so they lack any personal knowledge and experience of a normal male body part – the foreskin or a normal, complete, functional penis.
- Goldman (1999) & Boyle et al. (2002) report that circumcision is traumatic, so one may expect that circumcised doctors experienced trauma and that their behavior is impacted.
- LeBourdais (1995) reports the circumcision status of the physician is a factor, among others, in determining if a baby is to be circumcised.
- Goldman (1999) reports circumcised doctors will write papers to support non-therapeutic circumcision:
|“||One reason that flawed studies are published is that science is affected by cultural values. A principal method of preserving cultural values is to disguise them as truths that are based on scientific research. This 'research' can then be used to support questionable and harmful cultural values such as circumcision. This explains the claimed medical 'benefits' of circumcision.|
– Ronald Goldman
- Hill (2012) wrote:
Medical doctors in Australia, Canada, and the United States practiced circumcision in the twentieth century, so these nations have a heavy proportion of circumcised men, some of whom become medical doctors. These circumcised male doctors share the same bias in favor of male circumcision as do other circumcised males. Male doctors who were circumcised as infants are more likely to recommend circumcision of infants to parents.
Circumcised doctors tend to be concentrated in such nations as Turkey and other Islamic nations, Israel, the United States of America and to a lesser extent, other English-speaking nations.
American medical trade associations, such as
- the American Academy of Family Physicians
- the American Academy of Pediatrics
- the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- the American Urological Association
are heavily populated with circumcised doctors, so their pronouncements on male circumcision, as compared with those of other nations, tend to be biased in favor of male circumcision.
There are hundreds of thousands of circumcised doctors. Some notable examples of circumcised doctors are:
- Robert C. Bailey
- Aaron J. Fink
- Andrew Freedman
- James Heilman
- Murray Katz
- Stephen Moses
- Neil Pollock
- Terry Russell
- Edgar J. Schoen
- Thomas E. Wiswell
- Abraham L. Wolbarst
- Friedman, Jonathan (16 October 2011).
Doctors' Circumcision Recommendations Influenced By Personal Factors, Study Finds, IntactNews. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
- Goldman, Ronald. The psychological impact of circumcision. BJU Int. 1 January 1999; (83 Suppl 1): 93-103. DOI. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
- Boyle, Gregory J. / Goldman, Ronald / Svoboda, J. Steven / Fernandez, Ephrem. Male circumcision: pain, trauma and psychosexual sequelae. J Health Psychol. 2002; 7(3): 329-343. PMID. DOI. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
- LeBourdais, Eleanor. Circumcision no longer a "routine" surgical procedure. Can Med Assoc J. 1 June 1995; 152(11): 1873-1876. PMC. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
- Hill, George (27 May 2012).
Circumcision and Human Behavior: The emotional and behavioral effects of circumcision, http://www.drmomma.org/, Peaceful Parenting. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
- Goldman, Ronald. Circumcision policy: a psychosocial perspective. Paediatrics & Child Health (Ottawa). November 2005; 9(9): 630-633. PMID. PMC. DOI. Retrieved 16 March 2020.