Commentary on American Academy of Pediatrics 2012 Circumcision Policy Statement

4/5 (1) By the staff of Doctors Opposing Circumcision Doctors Opposing Circumcision has reviewed the two-page American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2012 Circumcision Policy Statement1 and the accompanying thirty-page electronically-published “technical report” entitled Male Circumcision.2 The Circumcision Policy Statement was … Read More

(UNICEF) Female Genital Mutilation Cutting: A Statistical Overview And Exploration Of The Dynamics Of Change

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: A statistical overview and exploration of the dynamics of change UNICEF, July 2013 Also available on the UNICEF website.   Full Text (PDF): FGM_A statistical overview and exploration of the dynamics of change Summary: “A new report … Read More

Traditional Male Circumcision in Eastern and Southern Africa: A Systematic Review of Prevalence and Complications

by Andrea Wilcken, Thomas Keil & Bruce Dick W.H.O. 29 October 2010 Also available at http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/88/12/09-072975/en/ Introduction Globally, 30% of men are circumcised, mostly for religious reasons.1 In many African societies, male circumcision is carried out for cultural reasons, particularly as … Read More

(WHO) Male Circumcision: Global Trends And Determinants Of Prevalence, Safety And Acceptability

Male circumcision: global trends and determinants of prevalence, safety and acceptability World Health Organization, December 14, 2007 Also available on the WHO website. Full Text (PDF): Male circumcision: Global trends and determinants of prevalence, safety and acceptability Summary: “Male circumcision is … Read More

Full Disclosure: Circumcision Information For Health Professionals And Parents

Summary: Written by a coalition of doctors and other professionals, this document lists 9 things lost to male circumcision and 24 complications ranging from common to uncommon prevalence. In conclusion, alleged benefits and ethical concerns are addressed briefly. The text … Read More

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS Work Group on Breastfeeding Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS Work Group on Breastfeeding Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk Also available at: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/100/6/1035.full.pdf+html   ABSTRACT. This policy statement on breastfeeding replaces the previous policy statement of the American Academy of Pediatrics, reflecting the considerable advances … Read More