The professional imperative for obstetrician-gynecologists to discontinue newborn male circumcision.
Smith JF, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York Medical College, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, USA
Am J Perinatol. 2011 Feb;28(2):125-8. Epub 2010 Aug 10.
Newborn male circumcision has been practiced for millennia for a variety of medical, social, religious, and cultural reasons. Indications for routine circumcision remain controversial, with proponents and dissidents arguing their sides vigorously. Popular in the United States, it has persisted in the scope of practice of obstetrics and gynecology, a field specializing in the opposite gender. To excel in women’s reproductive health, we should no longer passively accept or actively maintain this procedure in our specialty. Steps are suggested to remove the residual and improper inclusion of circumcision from the scope of practice of obstetrics and gynecology.
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6 thoughts on “The professional imperative for obstetrician-gynecologists to discontinue newborn male circumcision.”
Another great post for the genital integrity rights of children!
Can you respond to the areugmnt that circumcision decreases the risk of cervical cancer in women? I am having a debate/discussion and am having trouble locating pro-intact sources.Thanks,