Ch. 3: Alleged Medical Benefits of Circumcision (DOC Genital Integrity Statement)

…1985;12(1):123–132. [Full Text] Canadian Paediatric Society. Routine Circumcision, Ottawa: Canadian Paediatric Society, 1989. [Full Text] Altschul MS. The circumcision controversy (editorial). Am Fam Physician 1990;41:817–20. [Full Text] Thompson RS. Routine circumcision in the newborn: an opposing view. J Fam Pract 1990;31(2):189–96. [Full Text] Chessare… (Search hits: 8 in body, 0 in title, 0 in tags. Score: 264.74)

Pathologic and physiologic phimosis: Approach to the phimotic foreskin

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…is often seen by family physicians. These patients and their parents require reassurance of normalcy and reinforcement of proper preputial hygiene. Consultation should be sought when evidence of pathologic phimosis is present, as this requires surgical management. Family physicians represent the front line in health care, and, hence, are most likely to make the initial discovery of a phimotic foreskin…. (Search hits: 5 in body, 0 in title, 0 in tags. Score: 264.74)

Commentary on American Academy of Pediatrics 2012 Circumcision Policy Statement

…and to provide for third-party payment to physician and hospital providers. The task force was augmented by representatives from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the American Academy of Family Physicians, representing the two other trade associations —in addition to the AAP, itself — which profit most from performing medically unnecessary non-therapeutic circumcisions on children. The task force,… (Search hits: 7 in body, 0 in title, 0 in tags. Score: 231.65)

Does science support infant circumcision?

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…the mainstream.2 Even physicians who contend that infant circumcision could be permissible if agreed to by the parents—a perspective which is itself the subject of ongoing bioethical dispute10—have issued public statements condemning Morris for his much more extreme and unsubstantiated conclusions. For example, in response to another recent publication11 (in which Morris argues that the benefits of circumcision outweigh the… (Search hits: 6 in body, 0 in title, 0 in tags. Score: 198.56)

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

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…of diseases modifiable by circumcision, the level of protection offered by circumcision and the complication rates of circumcision do not warrant routine infant circumcision in Australia and New Zealand. — The Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 2010. Circumcision of newborns should not be routinely performed. — The Canadian Paediatric Society, 1996. There is no convincing evidence that circumcision is useful… (Search hits: 6 in body, 0 in title, 0 in tags. Score: 198.56)

Libertarianism and circumcision

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…[PubMed] 58. Learman LA. Neonatal Circumcision: A Dispassionate Analysis. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 1999;42:849–59. doi: 10.1097/00003081-199912000-00011. [PubMed] [Cross Ref] 59. World Health Organization and Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AID. Male Circumcision: Global Trends and Determinants of Prevalence, Safety and Acceptability [internet]. 2007. Available from: 60. American Academy of Family Physicians. Circumcision: Position… (Search hits: 4 in body, 0 in title, 0 in tags. Score: 132.37)