4.siCircumcised boys have a much higher chance of developing attention-deficit disorder and autism by age 10, the hotly debated research from Denmark says. But not all experts are comfortable with the “extremely speculative findings.” The risk is doubled if a boy is circumcised before five, the Statens Serum Institut study also claims. The link, they say, is in the stress caused by the pain of being snipped. Scientists based their findings on results they received from examining 340,000 boys between 1994 and 2003. Boys from non-Muslims backgrounds were also more likely to develop attention-deficit-hyperactive-disorder (ADHD). Explaining the rationale behind the study, Professor Morton Frisch of the Copenhagen-based institute says it was “prompted by the combination of recent animal findings linking a single painful injury to lifelong deficits in stress response and a study showing a strong, positive correlation between a country’s neonatal male circumcision and its prevalence of ASD [autism] in boys.” This means that the boy’s perception of pain may become skewed for life. This characteristic is often found among children with autism. More