ugh... This is truly horrifying.
I was just recently teaching a media literacy unit in my high school Language Arts class, and this makes me want to use it as an example. I mean, look at whose funding these "studies" and lets, for a moment, examine their motivations... How cheap and easy is it to perform a circ - for the doctor, and hospital, I mean? and then, who is the one getting paid? The doctor and hospital! Of course they want people to have this rip-off done - and who is left with the burden of a disfigured member - the innocent child!
Not to mention the section about how Masters and Johnson have already proven long ago how women prefer a circ'd penis to an intact one - and then, let's bring on all kinds of studies to show how many men in rural China prefer a bound foot to an unbound one! How's the NIH feel about footbinding, huh? Not to mention all the studies done are from people in the medical industry who (see above) have a vested interest in doctors continuing to perform unnecessary but lucrative procedures...
Infuriating. And imbecilic. And... my tax dollars at work. ugh.