European Pediatricians: American Academy of Pediatrics' Recommendation to Circumcise Baby Boys Is "Questionable, Weak"
This put the AAP at odds with pediatric groups in other countries, especially European ones.
- Interview With Dr. Doug Dietkema of the American Academy of Pediatrics
- Anti-circumcision Activists: Trimming a Bit off the Top Is Too Much
Yesterday, European doctors struck back in a scientific journal article, saying that "only 1 of the arguments put forward by the American Academy of Pediatrics has some theoretical relevance" and that the other claimed health benefits "are questionable, weak, and likely to have little public health relevance in a Western context, and they do not represent compelling reasons for surgery before boys are old enough to decide for themselves."