For Media. Quick links to products available in the Campaign for Genital Integrity. Award-winning documentary seen on PBS! NOTE: Links with a right-facing blue arrow will take you off this site. An estimated million males  and million females  living today were genitally altered as children.
During the middle part of the last century, hospital births, and hence the circumcision of baby boys, became nearly universal in the U. German hospitals stopped performing circumcisions, and several Swiss hospitals followed suit. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, embarrassed that the decision had been handed down in Germany, where only , Jews currently live in contrast to the millions who lived there before the Holocaust, vowed to restore protection for religious circumcision. Meanwhile, the intactivists have been busy in the U. Activists in Santa Monica tried to introduce a similar law.
Adult Male Circumcision: Effects on Sexual Function and Sexual Satisfaction in Kisumu, Kenya
Male circumcision is being promoted for HIV prevention in high-risk heterosexual populations. However, there is a concern that circumcision may impair sexual function. Exclusion criteria included foreskin covering less than half the glans, a condition that might unduly increase surgical risks, or a medical indication for circumcision.
Logistic regression-derived odds ratios ORs measured associations of circumcision status with sexual experiences and current difficulties with sexual desire, sexual needs fulfilment and sexual functioning. Results Age at first intercourse, perceived importance of a good sex life and current sexual activity differed little between circumcised and uncircumcised men or between women with circumcised and uncircumcised spouses. Findings were stable in several robustness analyses, including one restricted to non-Jews and non-Moslems. Conclusions Circumcision was associated with frequent orgasm difficulties in Danish men and with a range of frequent sexual difficulties in women, notably orgasm difficulties, dyspareunia and a sense of incomplete sexual needs fulfilment.