publication . Article . 2013

Cultural bias in the AAP's 2012 Technical Report and Policy Statement on male circumcision

Morten Frisch; Yves Aigrain; Vidmantas Barauskas; Ragnar Bjarnason; Su-Anna Boddy; Piotr Czauderna; Robert P.E. de Gier; Tom P.V.M. de Jong; Günter Fasching; Willem Fetter; ...
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2013
Abstract
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released its new Technical Report and Policy Statement on male circumcision, concluding that current evidence indicates that the health benefits of newborn male circumcision outweigh the risks. The technical report is based on the scrutiny of a large number of complex scientific articles. Therefore, while striving for objectivity, the conclusions drawn by the 8 task force members reflect what these individual physicians perceived as trustworthy evidence. Seen from the outside, cultural bias reflecting the normality of nontherapeutic male circumcision in the United States seems obvious, and the report’s conclusions are ...
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free text keywords: Analgesia, Circumcision, Male, Humans, Male, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health, Family medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Pediatrics, Cultural bias, Pediatric surgery, Genital warts, medicine.disease, business.industry, business, Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), Pediatric urology, Public health, Western world, Objectivity (science)
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