JB 16/5/2005

The First Cut



The facts about circumcision
the world's oldest operation

AN UNBIASED LOOK AT AN ANCIENT TRADITION


  Circumcision has been a controversial topic for at least 4000 years. The ancient Greeks disagreed with their Egyptian and Persian neighbours over it - and modern schoolboys still take sides, calling each other Cavaliers and Roundheads. This site does not take a position either for or against the operation, but aims to provide a comprehensive overview of circumcision in all its aspects.

Here you will find unvarnished factual information on:

  This study started when a popular magazine commissioned a survey on people's attitudes towards and experiences of circumcision. It was completed with a very extensive review of medical studies on this topic since 1940. It will continue to grow with the addition of interesting new medical results, more illustrations and additional topics.

Links updated
Several of our linked sites have died for one reason or another but there are some good new ones and the links (below) have all been updated.

New books
Interesting new books about circumcision

More details of the latest additions


Links to other sites

This site created on September 25, 2001
This site last updated on May 15th, 2013

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