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.