The foreskin: Why is it such a secret in North America?

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5/5 (2) [note: this article includes anatomical diagrams, but no photographs.] May 8, 2013   Note: Never have I gotten so many comments and emails in response to a blog post, much less rumors that I’m a man. I’ll keep … Read More

Cultural Bias in the AAP’s 2012 Technical Report and Policy Statement on Male Circumcision

5/5 (3) by Frisch, M., Aigrain, Y., Barauskas, V., Bjarnason, R., Boddy, S., Czauderna, P., de Gier, R.P.E., de Jong, T.P.V.M., Fasching, G., Fetter, W., Gahr, M., Graugaard, C., Greisen, G., Gunnarsdottir, A., Hartmann, W., Havranek, P., Hitchcock, R., Huddart, … Read More

Response to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Circumcision Policy Statement

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Response to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Circumcision Policy Statement 2012 Also available here. (full text below) Response to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Circumcision Policy Statement The endless search for a medical benefit of circumcision, from treating … Read More

Revised male infant circumcision policy: A disservice to Americans

Also available at http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/130/3/585.short/reply#pediatrics_el_55563 by Christopher L. Guest, Co-Founder, Children’s Health & Human Rights Partnership The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) revised statement on male infant circumcision claims “the benefits of circumcision may exceed the risk of complications” but the AAP fails to … Read More

Being honest about medical involvement that contravenes “first of all, do no harm”

From the replies to the AAP 2012 Circumcision Policy Statement by Susan Bewley, Professor of Obstetrics and Sarah Strandjord, Professor of Pediatrics Kings College, London Following the retraction of its policy on female genital mutilation in 2010 (1,2,3,4), the American Academy of … Read More

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