Author Archives: David Wilton

About David Wilton

fronterizo, public defender, intactivist, gay

The End of Male Circumcision and HIV

I want to thank all the people who have read this blog over the years. There hasn’t been much new in the last 7 or 8 of those years. Apologies for that. When I moved this blog over from Typepad … Continue reading

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Canadian study concludes circumcision doesn’t reduce HIV risk

A new study that involved a massive 569,950 males over a 15 year period has shown no protective effect from circumcision against HIV. The authors concluded, “We found that circumcision was not independently associated with the risk of acquiring HIV … Continue reading

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BRIAN EARP: Circumcision – a sexual harm?

“Gender, Genital Alteration, and Beliefs About Bodily Harm” — Lecture by Brian D. Earp delivered at the 23rd Congress of the World Association for Sexual Health, Prague, May 29th, 2017. A critique of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ 2012 policy … Continue reading

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Was Spencer Elden abused on Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ album cover?

I don’t know the answer to that question, but I do know he suffered genital cutting without his consent. That much is clear. In this #metoo era, where is the outrage that someone took a knife to his genitals and … Continue reading

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Robert Darby, Rest in Peace

Robert Darby has passed away. He was the author of A Surgical Temptation: The Demonization of the Foreskin and the Rise of Circumcision in Britain (1st Ed., 2005). While I never met him personally, I knew him from his writings … Continue reading

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