AAP Promotes Legalizing “Ritual Nick” of Girls’ Genitals

May 17, 2010

Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a policy statement proposing changes to the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Act, a law that has prohibited any form of FGM in the United States since 1996.

The AAP wants to change the law to allow a “ritual nick” of girls’ genitals, so families whose cultures accept FGM don’t send their daughters overseas for the full genital cutting procedure.

Help Intact America let the AAP know that any form of genital cutting of babies is wrong – ethically, morally, and medically.

We can’t afford to allow our leaders to destroy the progress we’ve made in outlawing genital mutilation for our baby girls. We must act quickly – send a message demanding that the AAP revoke its policy statement IMMEDIATELY.