Male circumcision and male suicide, is there a link?

I can attest that for me this is absolutely true.

STOP MALE SUICIDE

A paper on male circumcision and male suicide, written by Glen Poole of the Stop Male Suicide project, will be presented at the 14th International Symposium on Genital Autonomy this week. This article is published in memory of Jonathon Conte and includes some extracts from the talk, for the benefit ofthose who cannot attend the event.

On Monday May 9 2016, the prominent, American anti-circumcision campaigner, Jonathon Conte, died by suicide. As one of his fellow campaigners, Jonathan Friedman, wrote at the time:

“For those who knew him personally, he was a bright and friendly person. But on the inside, he was tormented by many things, and circumcision was near or at the top of this list of grievances.”

Most of us will be aware that there is a global drive to end the practice of, what used to be called, “female circumcision” and is now most commonly referred to…

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