PRECK study on late effects of circumcision
The PRECK study on late effects of circumcision is carried out since 2019 at the University of Dusseldorf, which wants to clarify possible psychological consequences of boy circumcision. Prof. Matthias Franz and Peter Richter are the key stakeholders. Currently (24 October 2019) they are still seeking volunteers.
It is still widely believed among the population that non-therapeutic circumcision in boys is harmless or even necessary. The scientific literature, however, mentions many possible physical and psychological consequences.
Therefore, a research group at the Clinical Institute of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy at the University Hospital Düsseldorf (Germany) is investigating adult men for possible long-term consequences of their childhood circumcision. The research group searches for the study Psychovegetative REagibleness after the Circumcision in the Kid time (PRECK study), other interested male subjects between the ages of 18 and 45, who were circumcised as boys until their 12th birthday. In particular, men are sought who suffer the consequences of their circumcision.
The study is conceived as a perception experiment, limited to the superficial deriving of body signals (e.g. ECG). The evaluation of the study is not expected before 2020.