Alan Scott: Letter to the Editor

Pediatrics. September 1, 2007 120(3) pp. 695 -696

Letter to the Editor

C. Alan Scott MD


To the Editor.—

I fear that Dickerman may have lost sight of our responsibility as physicians: primum non nocere.1 His recent commentary2 advocating a change in the American Academy of Pediatrics policy on circumcision is ill-founded. His view that a decline in the prevalence of infant circumcision is “very disturbing” unfortunately shows how much more education infant advocacy groups need to perform to accomplish a ban on newborn male genital mutilation.

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