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Adverse Childhood Experiences, Dysfunctional Households, and Circumcision [BirthPsychology.com]

 

Recently published peer-reviewed article in the Journal for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health.

Abstract: Children from dysfunctional households experience a proportionally greater number of adverse experiences than other children. One such common event is male child genital cutting, or circumcision. This study surveyed five-hundred randomly selected circumcised and intact men concerning their experiences before 18 years of age using the 10-item Adverse Childhood Experiences checklist (ACE). The cumulative scores for men with circumcised penises (2.83) were higher on average compared to those for men with intact penises (2.44). In this cohort, male child genital cutting was more common in dysfunctional, violent households.

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