Here is an outrageous recent editorial by the San Francisco Chronicle and our letter in response. ARC Letter to SF [...]
Neonatal Circumcision is Neither Medically Necessary nor Ethically Permissible: A Response to Clark et al.
No abstract available. Citation: Van Howe RS, Svoboda JS. Neonatal circumcision is neither medically necessary nor ethically permissible: a response [...]
Editor Time Magazine email@example.com Editor: We were surprised to see that the list of the “10 Biggest Medical Breakthroughs” in [...]
January 2, 2008 Editor Discover Magazine 90 Fifth Avenue, 11th Floor New York, NY 10011 firstname.lastname@example.org Editor: We were surprised [...]
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Thanks to Amber Craig, April 2003 saw the organized distribution to physicians of a huge quantity of letters entitled "A [...]
Human Rights Organization Cautions All New Jersey Hospitals and Urologists of Potential Liability for Medically Unwarranted Circumcision
"They are advising every New Jersey hospital and urologist that not only is circumcision unnecessary, it is contraindicated and harmful for this three-year-old child."
"Dr. Schoen has thereby willfully disseminated false information to misrepresent the scientific data regarding the foreskin and circumcision. He has thereby perpetuated an anachronistic medical practice and deceived the public regarding the pertinent medical evidence."
"We were very shocked and concerned to hear that one of your midwives groups was going to allow a public circumcision to take place during its annual meeting. We were under the impression that midwives were in the vanguard of protecting children from harmful, needless surgical impositions. . ."
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"If you issue a policy statement which approves or condones an unnecessary procedure which is known to cause serious injury and death, you, the Task Force and the AAP could be held legally accountable."
"Even in the exceedingly unlikely event that medical benefits related to AIDS (or any other medical benefits) could be proven to derive from circumcision, this would not justify infliction of the practice on non-consenting infants."
"As a longtime human rights attorney and director of Attorneys for the Rights of the Child, I would like to remind you that not all acts committed by physicians constitute the practice of medicine. . ."
"We urge you in the strongest possible terms to deny the . . . premarket approval applications (PMA's) for Advanced Tissue Sciences' Dermagraft wound dressings made from baby boys' foreskins."