Morten Frisch is a Danish epidemiologist who works as a consultant and senior investigator at the Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen.
Frisch received his M.D. in 1989, his Ph.D. in 1995, and his D.Sc. in 2002, all from the University of Copenhagen. In 2008, he was appointed an associate professor at the University of Copenhagen. In 2012, he was appointed an adjunct professor of sexual health epidemiology at Aalborg University.
According to his own statements, Professor Morten Frisch does not identify as an intactivist. Nevertheless, the area of genital integrity and the medical and ethical effects of circumcision are part of his areas of interest and he has published several papers about the subject.
Danish circumcision debate
In 2020, Frisch and 41 of his colleagues (chief physicians, specialists, ward doctors and junior doctors) protested in an open letter against the knee-jerk reaction to religious pressure that the Danish Agency for Patient Safety has shown in the issue of the boy circumcision problem.
- Frisch, Morten / Morten Lindholm / Morten Grønbæk (14 June 2011): Male circumcision and sexual function in men and women: a survey-based, cross-sectional study in Denmark., in: Int J Epidemiol.. 40 (5): 1367, PMID, DOI. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
- Frisch, Morten / Yves Aigrain / Vidmontas Barauskas, et al. (1 April 2013): Cultural Bias in the AAP’s 2012 Technical Report and Policy Statement on Male Circumcision, in: Pediatrics. 131 (4), PMID, DOI. Retrieved 7 February 2020.
- Frisch, Morten / Brian D. Earp (May 2018): Circumcision of male infants and children as a public health measure in developed countries: A critical assessment of recent evidence, in: Glob Public Health. 13 (5): 626-41, PMID, DOI. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
- (21 September 2020).
Opråb fra bekymrede læger: Jødisk lov skal ikke diktere reglerne for drengeomskæring i Danmark[Calls from concerned doctors: Jewish law should not dictate the rules for boy circumcision in Denmark] (Danish), Politiken.dk. Retrieved 21 September 2020.