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CLAIMS OF REASONS FOR CIRCUMCISION IN THE USA

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  1. CLAIMS OF REASONS FOR CIRCUMCISION IN THE USA (history):
  2. 1832: prevents nocturnal emissions
  3. 1845: prevents masturbation
  4. 1855: prevents syphilis
  5. 1865: cures epilepsy
  6. 1870: cures epilepsy
  7. 1870: prevents spinal paralysis
  8. 1871: Jews are immune to masturbation
  9. 1873: cures bed wetting
  10. 1875: cures curvature of the spine
  11. 1875: cures paralysis of the bladder
  12. 1875: cures clubfoot
  13. 1879: cures nocturnal seminal emissions
  14. 1879: curse abdominal neuralgia
  15. 1881: cures eye problems
  16. 1886: prevents crossed eyes
  17. 1888: prevents masturbating
  18. 1890: cures blindness
  19. 1890: cures deafness
  20. 1890: cures dumbness
  21. 1891: “foreskin constitutes a harbor for filth”
  22. 1891: “foreskin is a constant source of irritation”
  23. 1891: conduces to masturbation
  24. 1891: adds to the difficulties of sexual continence
  25. 1894: circumcising Blacks prevents them from raping White women
  26. 1894: cures urinary incontinence
  27. 1894: cures rectal incontinence
  28. 1900: needed to desensitize the penis
  29. 1901: needed to desensitize the penis
  30. 1902: foreskin causes epilepsy
  31. 1914: Dr. Abraham L Wolbarst demands compulsory circumcision
  32. 1914: prevents tuberculosis
  33. 1926: prevents penile cancer.
  34. 1930: Dr. Norton Henry Bare claims that he has cured a boy of epilepsy by circumcising him
  35. 1932: prevents penile cancer
  36. 1935: promotes chastity
  37. 1941: blunts sexual sensitivity
  38. 1941: foreskin must be forcibly retracted and scrubbed daily
  39. 1942: prevents prostate cancer
  40. 1949: prevents venereal disease
  41. 1949: prevents cancer of the tongue
  42. 1949: elimination of circumcisions in the United Kingdom
  43. 1951: Abraham Ravich invents the falsehood that circumcision prevents cervical cancer in women.
  44. 1953: creates immunity to all mental illness
  45. 1954: prevents cervical cancer in women
  46. 1969: cures masturbation
  47. 1969: cures nervousness
  48. 1971: prevents cancer of the bladder
  49. 1971: prevents cancer of the rectum
  50. 1973: “all who disagree with circumcision are mentally ill”
  51. 1985: prevents urinary tract infections
  52. 1986: prevents AIDS
  53. 1988: prevents strept throat
  54. 1989: Edgar J. Schoen declares circumcision is necessary
  55. 1991: Edgar J. Schoen tries and fails to convince European countries to institute mass circumcision.
  56. 1991: Aaron J. Fink declares mass circumcision is necessary to prevent sand from getting under soldiers’ foreskins.
  57. 1993: Gerald N. Weiss declares that Langerhands cells in the foreskin lead to HIV infection.
  58. 1997: Edgar J. Schoen tries and fails once again to convince European countries to institute mass circumcision.
  59. 2003: Edgar J. Schoen steps up pressure on American Academy of Pediatrics to reverse its policy on circumcision, claiming that circumcision prevents AIDS.
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  61. More claimed cures:
  62. alcoholism
  63. arthritic hips
  64. asthma
  65. balanitis
  66. bedwetting
  67. blindness
  68. boils
  69. cervical cancer
  70. chicken pox
  71. epididymitis
  72. epilepsy
  73. gallstones
  74. gout
  75. headaches
  76. hernia
  77. HIV
  78. HPV
  79. hydrocephaly
  80. hydrocoele
  81. hypertension
  82. insanity
  83. kidney disease
  84. kleptomaina
  85. leprosy
  86. moral depravity
  87. paraphimosis
  88. penile cancer
  89. plague
  90. phimosis
  91. posthitis
  92. prostate cancer
  93. rectal prolapse
  94. rheumatism
  95. schistosoma
  96. spinal curvature
  97. stomach infection
  98. tuberculosis
  99. urinary tract infections
  100. yeast infections.
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