Saturday, May 4, 2013

ACOG: OB/Gyn and circumcision - New Orleans 2013

ACOG Convention 2013 in New Orleans

OB/Gyn, Gyneco obstetrician
Studies female genitals,
Cuts babies' penises.

To: Intact America 
Subject: ACOG - ACM Intact America
Date: Thursday, February 21, 2013 3:40:51 PM 
Thanks for your time this afternoon. After carefully reviewing Intact America's 
application and accompanying materials, ACOG has made the decision to respectfully 
decline your application to exhibit based on the following.
The application merits a denial for the reasons that follow: 
1. Male circumcision is the primary focus of Intact America's educational materials 
and is only “indirectly related to women’s health” and “of only casual interest 
to members of ACOG.”
2. Intact America represents “a special advocacy group” and represents “a cause 
too narrowly focused on individual issues (or topics) to be of interest to ACOG 
We will place the application and check (#1382) in the mail to your attention. 
Additionally, we will remove Intact America from any future marketing correspondence. 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly. 

IF Male Circumcision is only of casual interest to members of ACOG, how come ACOG endorsed the AAP Policy Statement on Circumcision, and how come OB/Gyns perform such a large percentage of male circumcisions in the United States?

* Note, the AAP Technical Report on circumcision from August 2012 states: "The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has endorsed this technical report. Pediatrics 2012;130: e756–e785". So, is it really "only of casual interest"?

Furthermore the Technical Report states that "the Task Force recommends that key professional organizations (AAP, ACOG, AAFP, American Society of Anesthesiologists, American College of Nurse Midwives, and other entities supporting midlevel clinicians) work together to develop a consensus plan about which groups are best suited to perform circumcisions in newborn males; teach the procedure and analgesic techniques during postgraduate training programs; and develop standards of trainee proficiency". So, do you see how the money is flowing?

Let's be consistent people. Stop maiming boys' genitals.

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