Mothering Forum banner
1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,928 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Yes, I don't like the social circumstances either but the overall tone is to tell doctors to quit doing this procedure. Already it is difficult to find a doctor in some parts of Canada to do a circumcision, mostly in the eastern provinces and this is moving it all of the way to the west coast. Combined with the very strong statement of the CPS/Saskatchewan, I believe it will have a strong influence. Don't forget that the Saskatchewan statement has reduced the circumcision rate by 1/3 in just a couple of years. I expect this statement to have the same effect. The August 2002 death by circumcision of a Vancouver boy will empower this statement. I also think the effect will jump the border to some degree. I already believe the AAP is wrestling with this issue as evidenced in the inclusion of intactivist Edward Wallerstein on the Circumcision Taskforce. We may be pleasantly surprised by their next statement.

Frank
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,928 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
There doesn't seem to be a schedule but in general it seems they put out a new one about every 10 years with an update about every 5 years. There was one in 1992 that was an update of the 1989 statement. I think the last one was also an update so we may be due for a full reconsideration and restatement. I suspect that's why they brought Ron Goldman on board.

Frank
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top