Public health ethics
Veracity and rhetoric in paediatric medicine: a critique of Svoboda and Van Howe's response to the AAP policy on infant male circumcision
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Non-therapeutic circumcision is a contentious issue on which most readers will drift toward the position that reflects their backgrounds or affirms their cultural affinities. Unfortunately, the efforts of various self-appointed "experts" have done little to clarify the issues, and some are notorious for cherry-picking a vast and inconclusive medical literature in order to advance their prior agenda.
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I thank Mr Svoboda and honorary adjunct clinical professor Van Howe (S&VH) for their Letter  responding to our critique  of their article  criticizing the 2012 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) infant male circumcision (IMC) policy statement . Their Letter provides little in the way of material disagreement with our critique , in which we pointed out the extensive factual errors in their article ....
"Professor Morris is a man on a mission to rid the world of the male foreskin."
-- Dr. Basil Donovan, Clinical Professor in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Sydney, reviewing "In Favour of Circumcision" by Brian Morris.
"I have some good friends who are obstetricians outside the military, and they look at a foreskin and almost see a $125 price tag on it. Each one is...