Ritual and Medical Circumcision among Filipino boys: Evidence of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Academic paper from 2000 showing link between PTSD and MGM …

Some 1,577 boys satisfied the prescribed criteria (1,072 boys were circumcised under medical procedures; 505 boys were subjected to ritual circumcision) and were followed-up to ascertain whether the perceived trauma from genital cutting developed into symptoms of PTSD. Almost 70% of boys subjected to ritual circumcision and 51% of those subjected to medical circumcision fulfilled the DSM-IV criteria for a diagnosis of PTSD.

Click for full abstract: Ritual and Medical Circumcision among Filipino boys: Evidence of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

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