AAP's Impending Announcement - very good news?

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AAP's Impending Announcement - very good news?
Sat, 08-18-2012 - 10:46pm

I have taken this directly from a post on a BabyCenter circumcision board. I leave it without comment here.

"According to the Washington Post, the AAP will be making an announcement 'recommending' RIC in the September issue of Pediatrics magazine. I'm not sure of the exact details, but it will be worded along the lines of 'the benefits outweigh the risks'. Here's the link to the WaPo article...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/circumcision-long-in-decline-in-the-us-may-get-a-boost-from-a-doctors-group/2012/08/10/7816526a-de3e-11e1-8e43-4a3c4375504a_story.html

and a direct quote from the piece:

"According to its 2005 position statement, which reaffirmed its 1999 stance, existing scientific evidence demonstrates potential medical benefits of newborn circumcision but not enough to recommend routine neonatal circumcision. That position is poised to change, though, as the AAP is expected to release an updated statement and report reflecting recent research later this month. While details are not yet available, the new position concludes that the health benefits of circumcision outweigh the risks, said Michael Brady, a pediatric expert at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and a member of the AAP's task force on circumcision.

The AAP's new position falls short of a routine recommendation, Brady said, adding that parents should continue to take into account their own cultural, religious or social views. But from a public health perspective, I think it [circumcision] is a good decision and a lot of children will benefit."

Christopher

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