The professional imperative for obstetrician-gynecologists to discontinue newborn male circumcision.

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.

Abstract

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.

Related posts

6 thoughts on “The professional imperative for obstetrician-gynecologists to discontinue newborn male circumcision.”

    1. 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,

      Like

Leave a Reply to James Loewen Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s