Take Action: Encourage the American Academy of Pediatrics to Protect All Children Equally

July 7th, 2010

In April 2010, the Bioethics Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) called for a relaxation of laws surrounding female genital cutting in the US. After outrage form activists, doctors, and the public the AAP recalled its statement. 1

Intact America has released an open letter to the AAP’s task force on circumcision, published in The Washington Post on July 1st, to bring attention to the continued cutting of boys genitals in the US in the form of circumcision. The letter states, “Intact America calls upon the AAP to adopt a position acknowledging that both girls and boys have the right to an intact body, that they be free from genital cutting by doctors or any other ritual practitioners – and to recommend that pediatricians NOT engage in the cutting of children’s genitals.”

Please tell the American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Circumcision that the AAP simply must stand by its oath to “protect all children,” and recommend against routine infant circumcision.




1. http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/reprint/pediatrics;126/1/191.pdf


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