Lancet. 2010 Oct 9;376(9748):1222; discussion 1222.
What is the AAP’s real view on medical involvement in ritual cutting of children?
Comment on Lancet. 2010 Jul 3;376(9734):15.
Norra MacReady (July 3, p 15) is incorrect that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) moved quickly to control the damage caused by the toning down of its 1998 policy on female genital mutilation.
The lead author of the revised policy, published on April 26, 2010, posted an e-letter on May 13 defending “the compromise of a ‘nick’”. The following day, the AAP President claimed that the 2010 policy needed to be read to be understood. The AAP did not release a statement saying that it did not end …