Thursday, February 27, 2014

Trespass - an encroachment or intrusion.

Circumcision, trespassing upon the most intimate      aspect of somebody else's life. -BK

Carrie from Florida

2011 AAP policy statement vs 2014 policy statement

The AAP has since revised their 2011 stance (above) due to the fact that insurance companies stopped covering the procedure.  AAP physicians started losing a lot of money. The new statement is designed to make sure the insurance companies keep covering it. 

AAP current policy statement says: "the health benefits of newborn male circumcision outweigh the risks and that the procedure’s benefits justify access to this procedure for families who choose it." The AAP stops short of making a full recommendation of the the procedure for all boys.

Another exerpt from AAP website: 


"After a comprehensive review of the scientific evidence, the American Academy of Pediatrics found the health benefits of newborn male circumcision outweigh the risks, but the benefits are not great enough to recommend universal newborn circumcision. The AAP policy statement published Monday, August 27, says the final decision should still be left to parents to make in the context of their religious, ethical and cultural beliefs."