Milton Diamond  

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"With these data from a wide variety of countries and cultures, we can better evaluate the thesis that an abundance of sexual explicit material invariably leads to an increase of illegal sexual activity and eventually rape (e.g., Liebert, Neale, & Davison, 1973; MacKinnon, 1989; Morgan, 1980). Similarly we can now better reconsider the conclusion of the Meese Commission that there exists "a causal relationship to antisocial acts of sexual violence and . . . unlawful acts of sexual violence (Meese, 1986; pp. 326)." Indeed, the data we report and review suggests that the thesis is myth and, if anything, there is an inverse causal relationship between an increase in pornography and sex crimes." --The Effects of Pornography: an international perspective[1] (1999), Milton Diamond

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Milton Diamond (born March 6, 1934 in New York City) is a Professor Emeritus of anatomy and reproductive biology at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. He has had a very long and productive career in the study of human sexuality. Diamond retired from the University in December 2009 but continues with his research and writing and also continues to travel extensively, consulting in his field.

He is the author of The Effects of Pornography: an international perspective[2].

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Diamond has written extensively about abortion and family planning, pornography, intersexuality, transsexuality, and other sex- and reproduction-related issues for professional sex and legal journals, as well as lay periodicals. He is frequently interviewed for public media and legal matters, and often serves as an expert in court proceedings, and is known for his research on the origins and development of sexual identity. Although he has retired from teaching, he continues to research and consult concerning transsexuality, intersexuality and pornography.

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